Phoenix Marble Countertop Care
All about care of your marble counter tops.
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.