THINGS TO NOTE
❖ Marble is a natural porous stone, and is not homogenous.
❖ Marble requires careful cleaning and maintenance.
❖ It scratches and etches easily. Sealing will not prevent this.
❖ When in use, a marble top table would need to be sealed regularly. Once a year is the standard recommendation to protect your marble and keep it looking new.
❖ In comparison to other stones, such as granite, marble is rather sensitive to commonly used substances. Wine, coffee, colas and many household cleaners can stain or dull the finish of a marble table top.
❖ You will need to use coasters all the time. Even a plain old glass of water will leave a ring.
❖ Avoid placing anything sticky, hot or icy cold directly on the marble table top.
❖ If your marble gets stained or scratched it can be resurfaced by a professional. The cost of this service is significant enough that you wouldn’t want to do it every year.
❖ Use coasters and placemats consistently — ceramics and cutlery will scratch the surface of your marble.
❖ If there is a spill, especially something acidic, wipe it up immediately.
❖ If you own a marble dining table set, you will likely want to get a top
quality table pad to cover the surface when serving meals.
❖ Only use cleaners recommended for marble. Traditional household cleaners that contain chemicals and are acidic can damage the surface of your marble or cause a dulling of the finish.
❖ If you choose white marble, do not use wax. It could cause serious discolouration, possibly turning your beautiful white to a dull yellow.
❖ Using a mild soap a few times a year is okay, but very warm water and a soft sponge will work just fine for daily cleanings. You can then buff with a soft cotton or micro-fiber cloth.
❖ Never use steel wool or other abrasive cloths on marble.
❖ For loose dirt, vacuum it up or use a cloth to sweep it off.
❖ You should never leave marble outdoors, even with protective sealant on.
SOME MARBLE TYPES