As Sarah Schreiber of housebeautiful.com says, “Search Marble countertops on Pinterest and scroll through — it’s hard not to pin every single image, right?”
Cleaning and Maintenance:
Here’s a fantastic breakdown on how to clean Marble countertops from diynetwork.com
Don’t use vinegar, window cleaner or bleach on Marble. A single use of these acidic substances will eat into a marble countertop’s surface and dull the stone. Don’t use abrasive cleaner or pads, either, because marble can be scratched.
A secret in knowing how to clean marble countertops: You don’t need specialty cleaners for marble. Mild soap and hot water will do just fine. Wipe sudsy water on the counter with a soft cloth or sponge. This will remove dirt but won’t heal any etching or stains.
You can give your marble a little protection from stains and etching by using a 3 in 1 formula that cleans, protects and polishes.
Additionally to the spray a sealer needs to be regularly applied.
The scheduling of this procedure is dependent on different factors from the marble itself and usage. Consult with your trusted dealer.
You’re still going to have to wipe up spills immediately to avoid damage, but the sealant will give you a little more time to mop before the staining starts.
Add paragraph stain removal, accidents happen, contact your fabricator or trusted dealer. They have access to professional stain removal products. We do not encourage people to work without a discussion with us.
You can prevent etching by sealing your Marble countertops as stated before but the best method is ensuring you do not put any potential problem items directly on your countertop. Using coasters, cutting boards and being quick to wipe up spills is your best bet.
There is a strong possibility you will get etching on Marble. If you are a type “A” personality then potentially rethink your choice of Marble If you are more of a “stuff happens” type of person Marble may just be for you.
The bottom line is never try and “fix” a problem yourself talk to your trusted fabricator. After all, would you try and do your own bodywork on your Mercedes.
Marble demands a commitment from you to protect and maintain it religiously. In return, you get a heritage quality countertop your friends will envy and you will love.