Stone and Tile PROS | Natural Stone, Tile, Concrete
Your Stone and Tile Information & Resource Super Site

marble needing acid washing for care

Q. A tile merchant told me that you re-seal polished marble yearly and after 2 to 3 years you have to have it acid washed. Considering marble for bathtub surround walls and floor. Is travertine any less care? Live in hard water area.

A. The frequency of sealing your marble is going to depend on the use of the stone. It may need sealing once per year or even every two to five years. The best way to tell is to do a simple test by placing water on the stone. If the stone darkens then it is absorbing the water and it needs to be sealed.
As far as acid washing? Never use an acid on the stone! There is no need to acid wash the stone.
Travertine is a limestone and if it is not polished will require less care, but all stone is going to need regular maintenance. I would suggest your download the Stone and Tile Care Guide for maintenance info.
4.5 (2)
Article Rating (2 Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
I know that I can use mineral oil on my soapstone to age, or give a nice patina to my soapstone, but how do I remove the excess mineral oil from the surface of the stone?
Viewed 3098 times since Wed, Feb 28, 2007
How do I treat an oily stain on my granite or marble?
Viewed 25541 times since Thu, Mar 1, 2007
How to remove stain from cork backed trivet on marble
Viewed 4268 times since Fri, Aug 13, 2010
Is it safe to use acetone to clean haze on my granite?
Viewed 14005 times since Sun, May 20, 2007
Concrete counter top
Viewed 2222 times since Sat, Dec 20, 2008
How do I protect and maintain my calcutta gold stone?
Viewed 2783 times since Mon, Dec 22, 2008
How do I care for my newly installed floors?
Viewed 2545 times since Wed, Feb 28, 2007
Marble Stairs Need Slip Treatments For Safety
Viewed 2715 times since Tue, Mar 26, 2013
limestone tile cleaner
Viewed 2366 times since Thu, Jan 15, 2009