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White Marble

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The most commonly used white marble is Carrara. This ancient marble oozes pure and elegant colour that gives the flavour of the surface. You will find white marble available in the retail market; both local retailers and online shops. A very versatile, widely available, classical white marble.

Carrara white marble slabs are used even during the ancient times. Floor coverings, sculptures, cladding for interior decoration and fireplaces are the cornerstone of this materials usage.

When marble is used as floor covering, the appearance is striking. They are perfect for homes and commercial buildings as they can transform these places into gorgeous and classy haven's. White marble is a excellent, high quality material to use as a floor covering.

The use of white marble slabs, can be a excellent addition for your choice of materials, when you considering the renovation of your home. But before you start looking, you need to consider how you can use this classic material for your remodeling. You can choose other colours and different styles to help you come up with thrilling designs and accent tones.

Until recently, within the UK, marble has not been a stone material that is generally considered for a kitchen worktop material owing to this porous stones increased maintenance requirements. But, across the balance of Europe, this feature is one of the materials main attractions. White marble utilised within kitchens is likely to stain from oils and etch for acidic liquids, but these characteristics are what attracts our European neighbours to this beautiful stone. The completed kitchen picture on this page will attest to the beauty of this material within a kitchen setting.

White marbles use within bathrooms has never waned, it is the most popular colour for use within this setting without exception. The clean, crisp appearance of this material perfectly compliments any bathroom. When used as wall panels for showers or complete bathrooms, placing matching slabs next to each other to gel the patterns into one another looks stunning. This process is called bookmarking. Please click on this link for an image entitled 'marble cladding' for what we are referring to.

If you are just starting to research white marble, Carrara is not the only option available. Our range offering exceeds thirty choices, including, another classic white marble, Statuario. Click here to see the range on offer.

Maintenance and cleaning is a serious concern to prospective consumers of this material, largely owing to a lot of the old wives tales about white marble.

How to clean white marble.

White marble is a delightful addition to the beauty of your home. You can have a white marble bathroom or a white marble worktop for your kitchen. However, they can be of enormous disappointment if you don’t know how to clean them.

Cleaning white marble is not a difficult task at all. You can use home made, or commercial cleaning products to get rid of the stains on marble. There are a lot of ways to retain the beauty and the lustrous texture of the marbles.

White marble is a material that needs maintenance and care. If your house has an extensive marble finishing, you need to undertake ongoing, regular cleaning and chemical sealing in order to retain the beautiful texture of the material. White marble needs extra care if it is exposed to regular use. 

Cleaning the stains and dirt accumulated by the marble is neither a difficult or time consuming process. The application of some common sense preventative steps will significantly enhance the enjoyment of this classical stone. Different techniques should be utilised in order to properly clean the white marble. These techniques will help people retain the original appearance of the marble, especially helpful to those who are inexperienced with this material.

Marble is a material that is porous which needs a careful cleaning in order to avoid scratches and damage to the surface. White marble kitchen worktops are exposed to many harsh kitchen chemicals because they are used regularly, just like the marble floors. These processes can take eradicate the natural shine of the white marble if not properly sealed or cared for.

Here, are preventative steps on how to clean white marble.

- One common process of cleaning white marble involves the mop and dry technique. Get a bucket and fill it with water. Add washing-up liquid, a few teaspoons of it. You can also use other commercial marble cleaners to help you achieve your desired effect. Use a cloth to mop the floor. Dip the cloth and mop it on the floor. This will help the stains to be removed. In order to have an extra shine, mop the floor again with just ordinary water and let it dry. Any dirt residue within the water or mop will leave smears on the surface.

- One material used for cleaning white marble is a chamois leather. This is from the skin of the goat antelope. This is a splendid marble cleaning material that can be used when cleaning your white marble. The structure is like a sponge that can eliminate the grease and the food stains on the surface. You just need to scrub the chamois on the surface to get the result. You just need clean water to damp the chamois with and then just rub it on the surfaces for easy cleaning.

- In the case when the floor is stained with dirt, grime and dust, the best cleansing agent that you can use is the poultice. It is an absorbent that is used to suck up the stains by the capillary action. These cleansers can be easily purchased in your local home improvement shops. If you have clay in your house, you don’t need to buy poultice from shops. You just have to dampen the clay, and you have your home made poultice cleanser. Apply a layer of it on the surface and let it stay there for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take it off and wipe the surface with water.

- If your white marble worktop has grease, butter or oil spills, you can remove them by using cornstarch. Apply cornstarch powder over the surface and scrub it using a soft-bristled brush. The stains will be removed, as long as they are not harsh stains. If you notice there are still traces, then mop it using hot water with dishwashing liquid or baking soda.

- Using ammonia and vinegar, the stains will be gotten rid of. Just ensure that the solution is diluted adequately to avoid a reaction with the marble. If you have mild food stains, use lemon water or lemon peel. Using a sponge dipped in the lemon juice, rub the surface and let it dry. Do not leave the lemon on the surface as it will cause etching.

- If you are extremely fond of white marble, it will help if you polish the surface periodically. There are readily available commercial polishing products. Use them every three months to retain the shine of the marble surface. It is recommended that marble surfaces must be polished to avoid the colour to fade away, especially if not well taken care of.

There are basic methods when it comes to removing the stains on the marble surfaces. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt that accumulates on the surface and to avoid the marks and scratches to damage the surface. It is not advisable to use harsh substances and cleaning agents, like tough brushes and wire wool, to clean marble. White marble is a delicate material, which needs extensive care to retain the shine, texture and the beauty of the material.

If you have marble on a floor area, be careful when walking over this with outdoor shoes on your feet. Small stones that stick in the bottom of your soles can easily scratch the surface. It is advisable to place a study mat by entrance doorways to clean of your shoes when entering the room from the outside such as through a back door to a kitchen area. Ideally, remove your shoes.

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