4 Tips for Proper Viviano Marble Care
Viviano Marmo brand marble tiles are known for their contemporary look and beautiful veining. Viviano marble typically comes in whites and grays, and the brand is known for creating tiles that come in a variety of decorative shapes and patterns. Marble is a durable stone, and Viviano is no exception. Prices range from $5 per square foot to more than $40 per square foot depending on color, design, and style.
Rock Doctor knows that when homeowners put Viviano marble tiles in their homes, they want to make sure that the stone lasts a long time. To keep these marble tiles in good shape, homeowners need to know how to properly care for the stone. Here are Rock Doctor’s tips for caring for Viviano marble.
1. Use a Good Sealant
When you first get your tiles, you should have them sealed. If you are putting the tiles in yourself, buy a high-quality stone sealer like Rock Doctor Granite & Stone Sealer. If a professional contractor is putting the tiles in, you can ask them to protect the stone tiles with a sealer.
Sealing Viviano marble tiles is very important, because the tiles are porous, which can lead to water getting into the stone and causing damage. When sealing the tiles yourself, you will want to make sure that the tiles are clean and dry. Once the Viviano tiles are dry, you can wipe a sealant on with a soft cloth and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping the tiles dry with a clean towel or paper towel. Give the tiles a few extra minutes to dry before getting them wet again.
2. Keep the Tiles Clean
It can be challenging to keep the tiles clean. Tiles can be used in places that are a bit challenging to keep clean. For example, shower tiles are likely to get soap scum on them, and they are exposed to water frequently. To keep your tiles clean and protected, you need to use a stone cleaner often. While you will want to keep the marble tiles clean, it isn’t always realistic to expect daily cleaning for tiles. Cleaning your Viviano marble tiles at least once a week should be sufficient in providing the proper protection that they need. Use a product like Rock Doctor Granite & Quartz Cleaner to clean and protect your Viviano marble tiles.
3. Remove Stains
If you start to notice any stains on your tiles, you should try to remove them using a poultice paste. You spread the paste onto the stain, cover the area with plastic wrap, and seal it with painters’ tape. When the paste has dried, which tends to take between 12 and 24 hours, you can scrape the paste off. When the paste has been removed, wipe the tile with a damp cloth. If the stain is really deep, you may need to do a second round of the poultice paste.
4. Avoid Acidic Liquids
When acids get on marble tiles, they can cause etching on the stone. Be mindful of any beauty products you use on or near your Viviano marble tiles. If you have to use a product that contains potentially harmful ingredients, take extra precautions. You can do more frequent cleanings and sealings to make sure that you are protecting your beautiful marble tiles as best you possibly can.
Rock Doctor’s line of granite care products is perfect for Viviano marble tiles. Not only will you keep your stone tiles clean and protected from danger, but you will also ensure that the marble is given its best shot to look great for decades to come. Our products can be found online on Amazon and in-store at The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menards.