A marble fireplace surround can provide you with a very elegant look around your fireplace. However, you might find that it is difficult to keep the fireplace surround clean. Here are the basics of how to effectively clean a marble fireplace surround.
Step 1 - Start with Water
Marble is a very porous substance and you will want to avoid using certain cleaners on it. For your regular cleaning, you might try using just water and a rag to clean it. This will ensure you do not damage the marble or stain it. Make sure to wipe down the marble when you are done to help avoid any streaks.
Step 2 - Mix in Detergent
If the water is not quite doing the job, consider mixing in some detergent. Take some dishwashing detergent and mix it with warm water. Then apply this to the marble with a rag. This should remove any dirt or soil that is on the marble effectively.
Step 3 - Commercial Cleaners
If you have stains or some tough soil on the marble, you might want to consider using a commercial marble cleaner. Make sure you use a cleaner designed for marble. You should be able to apply it with a rag and then wipe it off.