Hi, my son poured something all over my bathroom marble floor. I cleaned it up immediately but maybe not well enough. I have these dull spots all over that look like someone took a bottle of something and just sprayed everywhere. It looks awful and I don't know what to do about it.
I didn't realize it was as deep or as bad as it is until I really tried to clean it and it won't come up. Please tell me there is something I can use to make it better. We are putting our house on the market and I don't want to have to replace the floor in there. I think it was either shampoo or body lotion that he poured out... or both:( thank you! Wendy
Wendy, the dull spots on the floor are not actually stains or anything that is "on" your floor. That's why you can't clean it up.
What happened is your son spilled something acidic or possibly very alkaline like a cleaning product on the floor (not shampoo or lotion). Marble is sensitive to acids. Acids will corrode (eat away) the marble upon contact damaging the shiny layer and leaving a dull spot.
It's called "etching."
Severe cases require a professional to fix, but luckily most cases are not severe and since you wiped it up quick, I'm sure yours is mild damage.
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