Why Choose Marble For Your Staircase?
If you’re looking for a material for your home to give it that luxurious edge, look no further than marble. An incredible stone which has proven popular throughout the ages, the imitation by other materials only proves how coveted this material really is. There are so many ways you can incorporate this stylish stone into your home, from worktops to bathrooms and flooring, marble will give any room an instant edge.
Available in a multitude of colours from the classic white and black through to contemporary green and pink, there’s a style of marble for every room. Perhaps one of the most interesting uses of this material in the home is the marble staircase, which creates an instant statement. The aesthetic value is considerable and you are certain to never feel dull using your stairs. The durability and versatile nature of marble make it perfect for an area so regularly used. If you want to transform your home with a new staircase, contact our expert craftsmen today for this surprisingly feasible change which can make a huge difference.
Once your wonderful marble staircase is installed, you may wonder how to clean marble stairs. Read on to find out.
Stone and Marble Staircase Maintenance
If your home already has a marble staircase then you are able to enjoy a slice of luxury every day. However, there are some maintenance tasks which are required to keep your staircase looking its best. Careful treatment of any stone is always advised and with a few simple tips, you can enjoy your marble staircase for years to come.
Cleaning your Marble Staircase
We would recommend cleaning your marble staircase once a week to ensure it stays sparkling, however potentially more if you have lots of people and pets in your home. Begin by adding a mild detergent to hot water in a bucket and mix. Avoid any harsh chemicals and bleach as these can damage your marble. Use a clean mop in circular motions to clean the floor, paying careful attention to hard to reach areas on the stairs. Once washed, go over the areas with cool, clear water. Dry your stairs with a soft dry cloth to avoid any discolouration of the marble. Part of your marble maintenance involves sealing the stone to prevent any damage, and this is particularly important on a staircase which will be regularly used. We would recommend sealing your marble staircase every 3-6 months to protect the colour and durability of the stone.
Marble care tips
- Clean up any spills as soon as possible to protect the quality of the stone
- Likewise, use a soft brush to regularly sweep away any debris
- Use marble polishing powder to restore dull areas
- Never let marble air dry as this can result in discolouration
- Any acidic liquids can damage marble, including things like wine and fruit juice, so keep these away from your staircase
Hopefully we’ve helped you understand how to clean marble stairs. Marble maintenance is easier than you might have thought, and with a few simple steps, you can keep your staircase looking good as new. As well as looking great, marble features within your home are an investment which could boost the price of your house and is a great selling point for homebuyers. A marble staircase is the feature point of any home and allows you to experience luxury every day. Our experts can transform any room with this incredible stone from staircases to worktops and bathrooms. Call us now to find out more about our comprehensive services.
At Surrey Marble & Granite, we also offer Granite worktops, Quartz worktops and many other worktops in a wide range of styles and colours. Visit our service pages or get in touch with our team for more information!