For those of you that have marble flooring in your hotel, what condition is it in?
Does it sparkle like new? Can you look into the stone and see clear definition of the embedded patterns within the marble? Does the surface of the floor “pop” when the light hits it?
Or is the floor dull? Is it scratched? Has the floor stopped reflecting light altogether? Are there traffic patterns worn into the stone?
Marble has been used for thousands of years to decorate palaces, residences, and government buildings. It has also been widely utilized in the hospitality industry to accentuate luxury hotels and resorts.
Because of the porosity of marble, it can be polished to a high luster and this makes it a highly desirable flooring option for many hotel properties. Marble is unmatched in its ability to evoke a sense of opulence and luxury.
Your marble floor can be your greatest selling tool with meeting planners and hotel guests alike. First impressions are the most lasting. If your marble floor glistens, it sends the message that the rest of your property is just as well cared for, and instills a sense of well-being. If, on the other hand, your marble is dull, worn and scratched, the opposite effect is created.
Things you can do to help keep your marble looking its very best:
1) Do clean up all spills immediately, especially soft drink spills, wine, coffee, tea, and orange juice spills, as the acid in these beverages will etch the marble. Marble is porous and is susceptible to staining and etching. Timely clean-up of spills is essential.
2) Do dust mop your marble floor surfaces daily to remove grit, dirt and sand. The abrasive nature of dirt, grit and sand will cause the most damage to the stone. Cleanliness is paramount to maintaining the integrity of your marble floor.
3) Do utilize appropriate adequate amounts of walk off mats and rugs at all entrances. It takes 8 steps across a mat or rug to clean the dirt from the bottom of a person’s shoes. Make sure those mats and rugs are slip resistant.
4) Do mop daily all marble floor surfaces utilizing clean water and a marble floor cleaner designed specifically for marble, which contains a neutral PH.
Things to avoid regarding your marble care:
1) Don’t use abrasive cleaners or scouring type powders on your marble as it will scratch the stone.
2) Don’t use cleaners that are highly acidic, such as tub and tile cleaners, restroom cleaners and grout cleaners.
3) Don’t use general purpose cleaners, household bleach, vinegar or ammonia on your marble, as these can etch the marble.
4) Don’t set sharp edged objects directly on the marble, or scoot furniture across the marble as it will scratch the stone.
While a properly maintained marble floor is a thing of beauty and greatly enhances the overall guest experience in your hotel, it is not an area that you can just mop and forget. A marble floor, in order to stay in top condition requires copious amounts of proper cleaning and maintenance.
That is where we come to the rescue. Hotel Cleaning Services is an expert in marble cleaning and care. We can handle all facets of marble maintenance. We can customize a marble plan specific to your property and budget. Whether your marble program requires just a daily dust and mop with the proper cleaning products to keep it clean, or your marble is in need of a complete diamond disc honing restoration to restore its natural shine and beauty, Hotel Cleaning Services is qualified to do it all. We can even custom tailor a daily and weekly marble maintenance program which will increase the life and luster of your stone, while at the same time decreasing the frequency you will require a full marble restoration.
Take the headache out of your marble care and let the professionals at Hotel Cleaning Services handle it for you.