Marble Care

Limestone is a relatively soft stone that will be susceptible to scratching. Limestone should be protected from scratching by using cutting boards for knives. Trivets and placemats should be used under all ceramic, china, and other vessels to prevent the possibility of scratching.

Limestone is more porous than many natural stone countertop materials and is extremely susceptible to staining. Venetian Marble & Granite treats all limestone countertops with a penetrating stone sealer before installation, a process that helps protect the stone from staining. Coasters and placemats should be used to prevent staining for all drinking glasses or dishes, including water glasses. Avoid leaving any spilled substances on limestone for even a short period of time to reduce the chance of staining (including juices, alcoholic beverages, oils, greases, cosmetics, and standing water). It is recommended that limestone be periodically resealed with a penetrating s tone sealer to help reduce staining.

Limestones, like marble and other calcareous stones, are referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid; therefore acidic products, such as lemon or tomato juice should not be used on limestones and marbles. These will cause limestone to etch - the surface finish will dull and change texture. Wiping spills immediately and taking caution to use only cleansers specified for limestone will help avoid etching your countertop.

Limestone does have the potential to burn, so hot pots and pans should not be set directly on countertops. Use trivets, potholders and placemats to protect limestone surfaces.


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