A Background about Sanitizing Natural Stone

However, though its appearance of beauty, elegance and flexibility needs maintenance; caring for the surface of your marble is not a function of rocket science. Marble is a soft stone, and is therefore harder to stain than granite. Vinegar and acids like citrus juices are also very sensitive; their chemical reaction can create ring marks and a dull look on the marble surface (a.k.a. etching). Your marble ‘s careful care will maintain its beauty for years to come, and save you from the hassle and cost of getting it repaired by a stone professional. Check protective options.

Make sure the spills are washed immediately;

Including under-glass coasters and bottles

Scrub with clean and cold water the milk or blood spills (hot water will make it worse) as soon as possible;

There is not too much to think about for rough surfaces as far as cleaning and maintenance are concerned. With scouring pads, you can use abrasives, bleach, and soaps without damaging them. Keep in mind that the sealer applied will break down even though they do not damage the marble honed surface harsh chemicals; thus, it will shorten its lifespan. Using a soft cloth to ensure you clean the surface well and clear.

Avoid all household chemicals for the polished (shine) finish, then search for pH Neutral marble cleaners. Household chemicals, the polished surface will not only strip off the sealer but also damage (scratch).

Don’t try to remove stains from the top of your marble counter unless you know exactly how to do it yourself.

And last but not least, if you’ve had a standard sealer added to your marble counter top, you’ll need to get it sealed again after a few years, depending on how well you’ve followed the tips above.

With its elegance and long-lasting existence, Marble has become a part of the world ‘s past, so make sure you handle with the care and reverence it deserves.

Val C. Rocha has spent the last 10 years in the Natural Stone Industry. She has acquired extensive knowledge of granite and marble over the years from the technical level all the way to the end of the manufacturing and installation. With a passion for marketing, she has been studying Internet Marketing for the past couple of years and applying it to support her conventional business.