Protecting marble against etching and staining takes effort, but only a little. Here are a few tips to ensure your marble countertops look their best for many years.
Sealing repels staining agents but doesn't make it stainproof. We recommend re-sealing every 12 months.
Vinegar, citrus, and tomato will etch your stone, so don't let anything citrus or acidic sit on the stone.
Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners. Vacuum or sweep up loose dirt and regularly use a damp mop or sponge. Any over-the-counter products that state "safe for granite, marble, and quartzite" are recommended, along with the instructions below for everyday cleaning. If residue is left on top, use a flat-blade razor to pop off residue instead of using a harsh abrasive. Magic Erasers (soft white side) are also great for removing residue.
EVERYDAY CLEANING RECOMMENDATION
There is NO warranty against staining and etching as it is a natural stone; proper care and maintenance will ensure the longevity of your beautiful countertop selection.
1. Fill a spray bottle with warm water and add a tablespoon of gentle, non-abrasive dish soap. Don't use anything with acid or lemon juice.
2. Spray the counter with a warm dish soap solution
3. Wipe the soapy water off the counter with a hot, wet dishcloth.
4. Dry with an absorbent towel: Rub the countertop dry and buff it with an absorbent, soft towel.
To remove stubborn stains, use a poultice paste. Spread it onto the stain, then cover it with plastic wrap sealed with painter's tape. Once dry (12 to 24 hours), scrape the paste off and wipe with a damp cloth. For deep-set stains, you may need to reapply the paste.
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