❖  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.


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