Marble Care

Marble is a delicate material that has care guidelines similar to that of a fine piece of wood. It is not recommended for use in kitchens or in high traffic areas. Cutting directly on marble will produce scratches. Trivets and placemats should be used under all ceramic, china, and other vessels to reduce the possibility of scratching.

Coasters and placemats should be used to prevent staining for all drinking glasses or dishes, including water glasses, as marble is susceptible to all types of stains including water rings. Avoid leaving any spilled substances on marble for any period of time to reduce staining (including juices, alcoholic beverages, oils, greases, cosmetics, and standing water). Marble is sealed with a penetrating sealer to help prevent the absorption of stains into the stone. It is recommended that marble be resealed periodically with a penetrating stone sealer on all horizontal surfaces. Sealing is not necessary for vertical surfaces such as fireplace surrounds.

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

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


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