Marble Countertops Care
THINGS TO DO
- Mix warm water and a gentle dish soap.
- Spray the counter with the dish soap solution.
- Wipe with a wet dish towel.
- Rinse thoroughly and dry with an absorbent towel.
- Blot the spill immediately with paper or cloth.
- Clean with soap solution and then with enough water.
- Wipe it dry with a soft cloth or dish towel.
Removing Difficult Stains
- Mix baking soda and water to make a thick non-abrasive paste.
- Spread it liberally on the stained area.
- Cover the area with plastic wrap and leave it to do its work for 24 hours.
- You can use hydrogen peroxide to remove difficult stains.
- Sandpaper is also useful in scraping away spotty stains.
- Mop it with sufficient soap solution and then rinse with water.
- Dry the surface with an absorbent cloth.
THINGS TO AVOID
- Avoid placing heated pots directly on the marble countertop, especially during the winter.
- Never cut or slice vegetables on it directly; remember to use a cutting board
- If you ever need to stand on the marble countertop, do so with bare feet. Shoes can scratch it.
- Never drag heavy things on the surface. Friction can bruise the surface.
THINGS TO KNOW
- After cleaning-up using poultice, hydrogen peroxide or sandpaper, remember to rinse properly and follow up with a professional marble polish.
If you want your marble floors and countertops to remain beautiful for many years, protect them with a sealant to avoid stains and scratches.