Marble Tile Pavers Maintenance and Stain Removal

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Marble Tile Pavers Stain Removal Guide

Marble requires a high level of maintenance, particularly when used for flooring applications. If you are installing marble pavers in a high traffic area, be sure to use non-reflective finishes, for they require less maintenance, but must be sealed.

Marble pavers will absorb oils and other liquids; it is acid sensitive and can be easily scratched. Therefore, it is very important to care for your

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marble pavers.

Following is a list of common types of stains that may occur on marble, and the solutions for them:

Rust Stains

For rust stains you can use either Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Oxalic Acid, Ammonium Oxalate or Sodium salt and Orthophosphoric Acid.

Oil Based Stains

For oil-based stains such as grease, tar, cooking oil and food, use bleach or a scour, household detergent, Ammonia, mineral spirits or Methyl Chloride.

stained marble


When the Marble pavers have a white haze appear on the surface, this is efflorescence. You should use distilled water to remove this substance.


For ink stains on dark colored Marble use Acetone or thinner. For light colored Marble use bleach or Peroxide.

Moss, Algae, Fungi

For these biological type of stains, clean your Marble pavers with diluted Ammonia, bleach, Peroxide or Sodium Hydrochloride.

marble stains and fungi


If you happen to spill paint on your Marble flooring, you can use alkaline paint remover or Methyl Chloride.

Tea, Coffee, Cosmetics

For organic stains such as these, you can use Acetone, Toluene, and Xylene or pour Hydrogen Peroxide on the stain and add a few drops of Ammonia and leave for a while.

Cleaning stains on marble tile


If you notice your Marble pavers seem to be discoloring you can use either alkaline stripper, bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide or re-hone and polish them.