For daily maintenance marble, travertine or terrazzo stone tiles, do not use regular floor cleaners. Instead, use water or add a small amount of a ph neutral floor cleaner to the water if needed. Make sure your mop water and mop is clean to prevent a film. Cleaning black or dark colored marble tile is very hard to prevent film. With these tiles, we often have to go back a second time with a dry microfiber pad to remove the film left by minerals in the water. To prevent scratches to the marble, travertine or terrazzo tiles, it is essential to have floor mats at the outside and inside of entrances. Professional grade floor mats are essential to help collect small particles that scratch these stone surfaces. These mats are often called walk-off mats and are sold by many maintenance type distributors. There are also companies that come out on a regular schedule and replace your mats so they stay clean and effective.
Marble, Travertine or Terrazzo Floor Maintenance