How To Restore Shine To Marble Floors In Six Easy Steps

Marble floors are an investment that you make in your home. They add shine and luster to any room in which you put them. Most marble flooring is found in your kitchen, your bathrooms, and your foyer, which are high-traffic areas in your home. Unfortunately, this means that they will eventually lose that luster and shine that makes your home a brighter place to live. When this inevitably happens, you have to restore the shine to your floors. But, how do you do it?

There are six easy steps that you can take to restore the shine to your marble floors. These steps are as follows:

  1. Sweep and mop your marble floors.
  2. Dry your marble floors with a chamois cloth.
  3. Create a paste made of half baking soda and half water.
  4. Gently spread the paste over your marble floors.
  5. Allow the paste to dry and remove it with warm water and a clean cloth.
  6. Dry it again with a clean chamois cloth.

Keeping up your marble flooring can be a difficult task. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the five easy steps that you can take to restore your marble floor’s shine and get it looking as good as new.

Step 1: Sweep and Mop Your Marble Floors

The first step in restoring the shine to your marble flooring will require you to sweep your floors to ensure that they are free of any dust and debris. Next, you should mop your floors just like you normally would any other time. The reason for this step is because you want to start with a clean floor if you are trying to make your marble floors look like they are new again. Think of it this way. You would not wax your car if you had not watched it first, would you?

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Step 2: Dry Your Floors With a Chamois Cloth  

After you have swept and mop your marble floors, you will need to make sure that they are completely dry. To accomplish this, I would suggest drying them with a chamois cloth. These cloths are known for being incredibly soft and are far less likely to scratch your marble flooring than other cloths. Besides, chamois are known for their ability to hold water better than most cloths. Make sure that there is no water left on the floors, or the next step in this process will not work as effectively.

Step 3: Create A Half Baking Soda and A Half Water Paste

The third step in these five easy steps to restoring the shine to your marble floor requires you to make a pace that is composed of fifty percent baking soda and fifty percent water. Baking soda contains properties that make it highly effective at removing stains from many different surfaces. It is also known for being a gentle cleanser, so you do not have to worry about your marble flooring getting scratched when you apply this paste to it. Just make sure to make the paste correctly.

Step 4: Gently Spread the Paste On Your Marble Floors 

Step four in this process is perhaps the most tedious and time-consuming step to restoring shine to your marble floors. Once you have made your pace of baking soda and water, you will need to gently spread it all over your marble floors. Remember that it is important that you cover as much of your floor as possible. You will also want to make sure that you have several hours to do this because you also want to avoid any traffic through the area in which you are trying to clean.

Step 5: Allow the Paste To Dry and Remove It

Are you familiar with the old saying, “This is as boring as watching paint dry?” Well, I have bad news for you. This step in restoring the shine to your marble flooring is probably the most boring of all these steps. However, you must give the pace time to completely dry. If you don’t, you will have quite a mess to clean up. Besides, I’m sure you can find something else to do around the house while you are waiting for the pace to drive. Once it dries, remove it with a soft cloth and warm water.

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Step 6: Dry It Again With a Chamois Cloth 

Once you have completely removed your baking soda and water with warm water from your marble floors, the last step in this process requires you to dry the floors with a clean chamois cloth. Again, you are using a chamois cloth because of their ability to hold water and the fact that they are soft and won’t scratch your marble floors. Be sure to get all of the water up from your floors, as marble flooring tends to be incredibly slippery when it is wet. You don’t want anyone to slip and fall.


You have taken the leap and made a substantial investment in your home by having marble floors installed. Unfortunately, these floors are usually found in high-traffic areas such as your kitchen, your bathrooms, and your foyer. Because of the high amount of traffic that passes through these rooms, your marble floors will eventually lose some of their shine. Luckily, there are six easy steps that you can take to restore that shine.

Step One requires you to sweep and mop your floors. For step two, you will need to dry the floor with a chamois cloth. In step three, you will need to create a paste made of half baking soda and half water. For step four, you will gently spread the paste over your marble floors. In step five, allow the paste to dry and remove it with a clean chamois cloth. Before long, your floors will sparkle and shine just like they are brand new. The sixth and final step to restoring the shine to your marble floors simply requires you to dry your floors with a clean chamois cloth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost per square foot to have marble flooring installed?

There are several types of marble flooring that you can get. Of course, the price for this flooring will depend entirely on the quality of marble you purchase. Some marble flooring can cost as little as $8 per square foot, while it can also be as expensive as $47 per square foot for specialty marble. However, the average homeowner spends anywhere between $10 and $20 per square foot to have their marble flooring installed.

What are some do-it-yourself tips and tricks to keeping marble floors clean?

Believe it or not, you do not have to hire a professional to keep your marble floors clean. There are several items that you can find around your home that can help to remove stains from marble flooring just as well as having them professionally cleaned. Some of these items include:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Acetone
  • Dish Soap
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Ammonia

How often should I wax my marble floors?

To keep your marble floors looking luxurious and new, there is going to be some maintenance associated with owning this type of flooring. However, I have good news for you. Most cleaning services recommend having your marble flooring polished and waxed once every one to three years. This will keep your marble flooring looking shiny and new for much longer. All it takes is a little extra attention and some TLC.

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