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care guide

Marble

Marble care

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.

General maintenance

  • 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.

Rock Crystal, Carbonstone & Calcite

Rock Crystal

Supernatural in appearance, Rock Crystal is the colourless, purest and rarest form of quartz, combining the earthy properties of permanence and omnipresence with an ethereal and captivating beauty.

Featured on the Inception Rock Crystal and Elysium collections

Carbonstone

This innovative new finish transforms reclaimed shards of quartz into a unique and dramatic new form. It is created during a highly technical process inspired by a volcanic reaction that takes place under the ground in the presence of heat and carbon. The resulting Carbonstone has a translucent, crystallised appearance, with mesmerizing visual depth. The finish has been left raw and natural, with no lacquers added, and will therefore age and mark with use.

Featured on Core

Calcite (Pearly Quartz)

Calcite is a natural mineral similar in appearance to Quartz but more opaque and milky in colour. The Calcite emits a very soft, gentle glow when illuminated, with earthy red, brown or black veins sometimes visible. The finish has been left raw and natural, with no lacquers added, and will therefore age and mark with use.

Featured on Frozen

GENERAL MAINTENANCE:
  • Clean regularly with a soft cloth and warm water, and a mild soap if desired. Wipe dry.
  • Wipe off all spills immediately.
  • Protect your furniture by using coasters and placemats to prevent thermal shock, marks, stains and scratches.
  • Materials that harden as they dry, such as gum, grease, nail polish or paint, should be removed by gently scraping away the residue material with a blunt plastic scraper.  Then clean the surface with a household vinegar/water solution (always follow the manufacturer's dilution instructions) or with a non-abrasive cleaning pad (such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite®) together with a non-bleach, non-abrasive liquid household cleaner. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry using a clean white paper towel or white cloth.
  • Avoid using any acidic or strong alkaline cleaners, or products containing ammonia.
  • Avoid exposing to harsh chemicals.
  • Permanent markers/inks and some chemicals, solvents or dyes may cause permanent discoloration to the surface.  Wipe up stains immediately and rinse with plenty of water.  If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®, or a comparable product, and rub it into the stain.  Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any product residue.