If you’re looking for a timeless elegance in the kitchen and bathroom, marble countertops are ideal. They bring classic beauty and sophistication while also increasing the value of your home. With proper maintenance and care, they can stay beautiful and functional for years to come. Cleaning your marble countertops properly is one of the most important factors in making sure they last, so today we’ll discuss how to clean these luxurious surfaces correctly with some helpful practical tips!
The Right Cleaning Products
Barkeeper’s Friend is the main cleaning product I recommend for marble countertops. It’s an effective cleaner that won’t damage the surface of your counters like harsher products can. To use it, just mix one part Barkeeper’s Friend with one part water, spray it on your countertop, and let it sit for about two minutes before scrubbing with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth. Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse off the solution with warm water. If there are still stubborn stains, you may need to use a stronger solution of Barkeeper’s Friend (more than 1:1).
Natural Stones Need Sealing Regularly!
Natural stone such as marble needs to be sealed regularly to protect it from staining due to spills or splashes. Sealing helps reduce the absorbency of the stone so that these liquid spills don’t penetrate as easily into its pores. You should reseal your marble every 12 months or so depending on how much wear and tear your countertop gets—if you notice that liquids such as wine or oil are soaking into your stone more quickly than usual, then reseal sooner rather than later! It’s also important to note that some sealers may darken your stone over time. If this happens, simply apply another coat of sealer once the darkening has occurred.
How to Remove Stains From Marble Countertops
Stains can occur on marble even if you’re diligent about sealing—luckily there are some simple strategies for removing them. For lighter stains like food spills or fingerprints, we recommend using a combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste applied directly onto the stain until it lifts away from the surface of your countertop (make sure not to leave this mixture on too long as it may discolor the marble). For tough stains like rust or paint, we recommend seeking professional help from your stone fabricator specialists at Signature Marble and Granite who have experience in removing deep-set stains without damaging your countertop’s finish.
Signature Marble and Granite—Offering Stonework That Is a Work of Art
With proper care and maintenance, marble countertops can last a lifetime! By following these tips for cleaning and sealing regularly, you can rest assured knowing that your marble will stay looking beautiful for years to come–no matter how much wear and tear it might get! If you have any further questions about caring for marble surfaces in Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis Counties, don’t hesitate to contact Signature Marble and Granite for advice today! We are experts when it comes to all things related to natural stones, including how best to care for them!