Undoubtedly, although marble is a beautiful and durable stone surface, it requires special care when cleaning and maintaining. This natural stone is composed of calcium carbonate, which makes it susceptible to all acids. Therefore, the kitchen countertop of marble countertops requires maintenance. In addition, marble is softer and more porous than granite. The result can be scratches, cracks, stains, and even tarnishing. But, the advantage of marble is that it can always be polished again with special grinding equipment.
It should be said that products containing acid can harm marble. This stone is fairly easy to paint. Especially if you leave the liquid untouched for a long time. Wipe off products with strong pigments immediately. For example, carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, coffee, red wine, curry sauce, tomatoes, or fruit juices. But in order for the marble surface to last forever, you just need to immediately wipe off all spilled substances. Also, when preparing food on a marble countertop, it is better to use a chopping board. By the way, except that Mr. vanity countertop will not get any acidic foods, and products can be cut directly on the granite surface.
Marble is tolerant of hot dishes, but you should always protect it with support. When serving on marble countertops, use napkins and plate and glass coasters.
We recommend dusting off at least once a week with a soft microfiber cloth. For damp cleaning, use a damp cloth and pH-neutral stone cleaner. You can use a mild dish detergent and water. Pour into a spray bottle and spray the marble surface. Next, wipe with a damp cloth until all the foam is gone. Then you can dry the countertop with a soft dry towel.
Do not use regular all-purpose cleaners on marble countertops. Over time, they can ruin the surface. Especially avoid cleaning products that contain vinegar, bleach, ammonia, lemon juice, orange, or other citrus products. Never use abrasive cleaners on marble, they can damage the finish or make it dull.
To polish marble surfaces at home, use a marble polish and follow the directions. Or, for a more delicate finish, use a suede napkin. The spots will need to be dealt with depending on what caused them. A baking soda compress is a versatile remedy for many stains. To prepare, mix baking soda with a little water to a paste. After that, apply it to the stain and cover it with cling film. After 24 hours, carefully remove the paste and wipe the area with a damp cloth. Repeat as necessary.
If your marble countertop still needs professional polishing, call us! United Granite NJ specialists will come to your home and polish the marble surface with special equipment or, if necessary, reconstruct it. And the marble countertop will be as good as new.
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