Care & Treatment
Marble is a beautiful natural stone that has been used for centuries in homes and buildings. It is prized for its unique veining, elegant appearance, and durability. However, marble can be prone to scratching and staining if not properly cared for. Here are a few recommendations for the proper care and treatment of your marble and natural stone surfaces.
1. Clean up spills immediately
Marble is porous and can be easily stained by liquids like coffee, wine, and juice. It is important to clean up spills immediately using a soft cloth or paper towel. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers as they can scratch the marble surface. Instead, use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically formulated for marble.
2. Use coasters and placemats
To prevent scratches and stains on marble countertops, it is important to use coasters and placemats for glasses, plates, and other items. Avoid placing hot pots or pans directly on the marble surface as it can cause discoloration or cracking.
3. Seal the marble
Marble is porous and can absorb liquids, which can lead to staining. To protect the marble surface, it is important to seal it regularly using a sealer. A high-quality sealer will penetrate the pores of the stone and help prevent liquids from staining the marble surface.
4. Use a soft mop or cloth
When cleaning marble floors, use a soft mop or cloth to avoid scratching the surface. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers as they can damage the marble. Instead, use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically formulated for marble floors.
5. Avoid acidic cleaners
Marble is sensitive to acidic cleaners like vinegar, lemon juice, and other acidic substances. These can etch the surface of the marble, leaving dull spots and marks. Instead, use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically formulated for marble.
6. Call an expert
If your marble surface has become dull or scratched, give the Marble Doctor a call. Our trained technicians will restore your stone to its original beauty using techniques developed in Europe and used for centuries. Our traditional process uses a polishing compound that is environmentally conscious and has a history of success, particularly when compared to chemicals and waxes commonly used on stone by others.
In conclusion, marble is a beautiful and durable natural stone that requires proper care to maintain its appearance and longevity. By following these simple tips, you can keep your marble floors and countertops looking beautiful for years to come. Remember to clean up spills immediately, use coasters and placemats, seal the marble, use a soft mop or cloth, avoid acidic cleaners, and call a natural stone expert when necessary.