We know it’s unpleasant, but, a question we see online often is how to get urine stains out of marble.
Pee happens. Whether your sons have finally mastered the fine art of aiming, the puppies have been trained or you’ve improved the lighting in your bathroom, your marble has suffered.
Strange tales of marble and urine: A recent “strange-but true” story of a German court ruling on a case where a landlord tried to retain part of a tenant’s rent deposit for allegedly damaging the marble floor of a toilet by sprinkling it with urine is a great example. The tenant could have saved some aggravation by trying our poultice first!
Be assured, this is not an uncommon problem and is an issue in homes, medical buildings, historic buildings and municipal restrooms.
When dealing with urine stains on marble, there are two primary issues: the stain and the etching that is caused by the acid. You can remove the stain by using the poultice recipe below. If you have considerable etching (dulling of the sheen of the marble) you will need to have a professional stone restorer come in and re-hone and polish the floor.
As always, if you feel like you need a pro, Boston Stone Restoration can help restore your marble and perhaps offer coatings that will save your marble going forward.
NOTE: THE CLEANING OR REMOVAL OF STAINS FROM STONE MAY INVOLVE THE USE OF LIQUIDS, DETERGENTS OR SOLVENTS WHICH MAY RUN OFF ON ADJACENT MATERIAL, DISCOLOR THE STONE OR DRIVE THE STAINS DEEPER INTO POROUS STONES.