Caring for marble
Marble is one of the most beautiful natural materials, used by the Romans and Ancient Greeks for its crisp, clean and cool effect. Incredibly durable, marble’s translucency gives a unique visual depth beyond its surface for those natural patterns to shine through. No two slabs are alike and will each mark and etch differently. Honed marble has a matt appearance compared to polished marble.
Marble is porous and can be easily stained, scratched or chipped. A water repellent finish is applied to our marble to give some protection, this will not repel acidic substances.
After regular use, your marble top will develop its own unique patina in which light spots, streaks or rings that can be felt by hand will develop. This is completely normal and unavoidable, and cannot be undone without the surface being refinished. As with any natural material, this aging process enriches your furniture and gives it that special character and soul.
By following the care instructions below, you can keep your marble looking beautiful for many years to come.
- Spilled liquids can leave a permanent mark. Spills and ring marks should be wiped off immediately.
- Protect your marble from hot, wet or abrasive objects by using coasters, trivets and placemats.
- Protect from acidic substances like wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce and nail polish remover. Blot spills immediately and rinse with a clean, damp cloth.
- Dust frequently with a clean, soft cloth to minimize scratches and wear patterns that can develop from everyday use.
- Clean your marble top on a regular basis with a clean, non-abrasive cloth, sponge, or mop, dampened with warm water. In addition, using a neutral cleaner specifically formulated for natural stone will help remove soils that normal dusting or damp mopping leave behind.
- Do not use general purpose cleaners, furniture polish or products that contain bleach, lemon, vinegar, or other acids, as these may etch the marble surface or damage the polish. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.