Manufactured products suitable for cleaning marble bathroom tiles include mild detergents and pH-neutral cleansers made especially for marble and stone tile. Homemade cleansers made of baking soda and water also help remove surface stains on bathroom tiles.
Apply marble tile cleaners using a soft cloth or damp sponge to remove soap scum, water stains, or mold and mildew stains. Clean marble bathroom tiles weekly. In between cleanings, wipe floors, shower tile and other marble surfaces with a soft cloth to remove excess water.
Maintain marble tile floors by removing loose debris with a duster or soft-bristled broom. Removing dirt and other debris helps prevent scratches. Place bathroom toiletries on a tray or store in cabinets to prevent spills. Wipe up all spills immediately with a soft cloth. Place area rugs near bathroom sinks, bathtubs and showers to protect from water.
For unsealed marble tile, apply a marble sealant yearly to prevent stone discoloration or deep stains from forming. Do not apply sealant to sealed marble tile, as this tile does not require additional sealant.
Avoid using bathroom and other household cleaners that include ammonia, bleach, hydrogen peroxide or other acidic cleaning agents, as these products can scratch, stain and permanently damage marble tile.