How to restore shine to marble surfaces

Does your marble floor no longer shine? Marble is a natural stone that looks very elegant in spaces, but whose maintenance is sometimes difficult, since it requires a lot of care. We have some home remedies that can help you get it back to shine like the first day.

Sometimes, regular wear and tear, as well as improper cleaning with abrasive or inappropriate products, make our marble floors look dull and lose their shine. It is a very sensitive and delicate material that requires specific care so that it lasts over time.

First of all, it is important to know the difference between buffing and polishing. The first is to crystallize the marble to restore its shine, but if the surface has cracks or scratches, it will need to be polished.

But if in your case, after time you simply see that it has lost its shine and you want them to be elegant again, you can try some of these cleaning tips that we give you below to recover the light of the first day.

Sodium bicarbonate

It is a product widely used for home cleaning due to its good results.

This time, it is about mixing three tablespoons of baking soda with 250 ml of water. Using a cloth, preferably a microfiber so that it does not shed hair, gently apply it to the surface to be polished.

It is a remedy that requires patience, since it is advisable to see good results is to leave this mixture to act for 5 hours. After that time, rinse it with cold water and you will see how your marble looks like new again.


If in addition to polishing we want to disinfect the surface, it is best to change the sodium bicarbonate for hydrogen peroxide and do a procedure similar to the previous one.

Baking soda and alcohol

Alcohol is a good ally to remove oil stains from marble, but if you also want to give it shine, this product is a good ally.

To do this, add two tablespoons of baking soda and 5 tablespoons of 96º alcohol to 3 liters of cold water. Finally, add the soap that you normally use to clean your marble floor. Clean the surface well and you will see how it looks shiny.



Another remedy is to mix water with lemon juice and distribute it over the area to be polished. Let it act for an hour and remove it with a lint-free cloth.


Once again we use this product again in our cleaning. It is a good product for removing stains from marble surfaces.

Just mix water with vinegar. Apply and rinse.

Regarding vinegar or lemon, although their results are very good, as they are natural acids, their constant use could end up affecting marble, which is why it is not convenient to abuse them.

These tips will serve us both for floors, walls or countertops in kitchens or bathrooms.

And remember, clean the stains as soon as possible, use suitable and specific cleaning products to shine the marble, as well as materials such as brooms, mops or soft cloths.