Here are a few helpful tips to keep your fireplace in mint condition. Always be sure to do a test patch in an inconspicuous area of your fireplace first to ensure no bleaching occurs.
To clean marble simply wash with washing up liquid. Polish marble once or twice a year. Ensure to use the correct polish for your chimneypiece whether it be a matt or glossy finish.
Always use a specified cast iron cleaning product. Such products are available from many fireplace shops throughout the country. Before cleaning, ensure that all rust patches are removed.
Slate is easily cleaned with baby oil or 3-in-1 oil.
To clean ceramic tiles use washing up liquid. Never apply a damp cloth to the tiles while they are still hot as it may cause them to crack. When the tiles are dry lightly polish with a soft duster.
Brasso, or any equivalent products are best for cleaning brass on fireplaces. Always use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the brass.