Caring for Your Marble Countertopsby Kevin Smith Author
Deciding to install marble countertops in your kitchen or bathroom is the easy part. Marble is a timeless, beautiful material. However, deciding on all the other things—color, size, shape, and finish—is going to take a little more time. Whatever you decide, it’s important to know first how to take care of it. Here are some tips to keep your brand-new marble countertops in Roswell, GA, looking as beautiful as ever.
When you seal your marble countertops, you protect them from stains. Keep in mind that this will make it so that your marble will repel stains, but they’re not stainproof. Different variants of sealants will be better for different varieties of marble so talk to your installer about what product is best for your countertops.
While it’s essential to make sure that any spills on your marble are wiped up right away, there are some things that will etch marble if you’re not careful. If you spill vinegar, citrus, or any acidic substance such as tomato juice on your countertops and let it sit too long, you run the risk of ruining your marble. To prevent this, use cutting boards or mats on your marble whenever you’re slicing and dicing.
Just like certain food substances will etch through your marble, so will acidic or abrasive cleaners. It may be stone, but marble can still get scratched and etched if you’re using harsh chemicals on the surface. All you should need is a damp sponge. There are also specialty marble cleaners that you can use. Talk to a countertop professional about the best types of products for your countertops as there are so many varieties depending on which type of marble you choose.
If you do somehow end up with a stain on your countertops, use a poultice paste to clean it. It can take up to a day, but your countertops will look as good as new when you’re done. You can reapply the paste if the stain is really deeply set. The poultice paste can be purchased online, but as usual, talk to an experienced marble countertop professional to know which one and how much to apply.
With as many varieties of marble there are, you’re sure to find just the right marble countertops in Roswell, GA. What’s more is that with a little TLC and regular maintenance, your marble countertops will go on looking amazing for years and years.
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