How to Clean and Care for Marble

Marble isn't as tough as you may think; it's a comparatively soft stone that is easily scratched and marred. Chances are you paid a lot for it, so keep it clean and take good care of it. To keep your marble looking new follow the advice in the steps below.

Things You Will Need

  • Mops
  • Chamois Cloth
  • Marble Polishes
  • Marble Polishing Kit
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Superfine Sandpaper
  • Hydrogen Peroxides
  • Sponges
  • Acetone
  • Clear Ammonia
  • Neutral Cleaners
  • Stone Sealers


  • Powdered cleansers will scratch or damage marble.
  • Even weak acids - vinegar, wine, orange juice, cola - can damage marble. Mop up spills immediately and rinse with water.