Phoenix Marble Countertop Care
All about care of your marble counter
Cleaning marble with products that contain acids, alkalis and other chemicals
may etch or damage the countertop surface or degrade the sealant
leaving the stone even more vulnerable to staining. Marble
counter tops are sensitive to acidic substances like wine, coffee, fruit
juices, tomato sauce,
sodas, toiletry products
and cleaning products that can etch into the shine of the polished
surface and allow for staining. It is recommended that coasters be
used for glassware
containing any liquid, and that decorative trays be placed under
toiletries in the bathroom to minimize potential damage to the surface
of the stone.
Sealing marble with a quality natural marble countertop sealer is imperative
to keep your marble looking like new. The frequency of sealing marble
really depends on the amount of traffic
the marble endures. Twice per year is a good rule of thumb, with
average traffic. It is also an option to wax your marble countertops
after sealing to help retard potential water spots.
Be certain to
use a quality automotive wax that will not “yellow”, especially
on pure white marble.