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ELT Maintenance 

Stain Removal:
If scuff marks or anything appears on the surface of the Egyptian marble; beware that each case has its own specific method for cleaning “Egyptian marble” and obtain excellent effect:

For Oil Stains: Oil stains might be caused from butter, lotion or hand cream. Spread an absorbent fine powder (e.g. whiting or corn starch) on the surface. Then, brush to remove the powder and re-apply again. Repeat once more after 24 hours. To remove: you can rub with hot detergent solution and a rough brush, or you can wipe with ammonia and a slightly wet cloth. In both cases: rub, rinse and wipe dry.

For Organic Stains: Hold a poultice soaked with 20 percent peroxide (hair bleaching strength) and a little drops of ammonia; in case you want to clean your stone from: tea, coffee, colors bleached from paper, textiles or soft drinks stains.

Rust Stains: Put your rust stain remover, follow the instructions and avoid leaving the surface for a long time; as the acid of the rust remover might etch the surface of the stone.

Acid Stains: Try to wipe-up the acid (e.g. fruit juice, carbonated beverages), spill at once, and then use a wet cloth to wipe the surface. If surfaced is etched, polishing may be required.

 

For preserving a long-lasting stone; please follow some advices

 

  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners (whatever the price), as they will cause scratches on the stone surface.
  • Despite cultured Egyptian marble is stronger than natural stone marble, but it might lose its shine after some time. You can clean your cultured marble with neutral PH purpose cleaner.
  • Splash the surface with this cleaning solution then wipe it with a soft clean cloth to remove any water spot.
  • In case Egyptian Marble has become pale; you can restore its luster by using polished powder (tin oxide) can be used to polish paled/etched surfaces, rubbing on with a slightly wet cloth, bending to clean the damp areas, and we do prefer using an electric polisher for polishing.
  • For protection, we do recommend to treat Egyptian marble with some type of polishing agent occasionally. Surface of the marble has to be cleaned before applying the polish. Any polisher contains (tin oxide) and similar are much preferable for this task.
  • After the polish is done, seal your marble floor (at least once a year) with a stone sealer; then take a sponge or rag and cover all marble surfaces (don’t forget the corners and the backsplash).