Marble Countertops Care

THINGS TO DO

Daily Maintenance

  • 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.

Cleaning Spills

  • 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.