Marble is a calcareous stone and is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. Marble is much softer than granite and consequently will scratch, dent, chip and cut much easier than other stones. Marble is porous and will stain and watermark easier as well as acid etch with acidic foods and drinks. With proper maintenance and applications, marble will stay looking new for many years. To get the longest life and preserve the beauty of your natural stone, please follow these tips:
Coasters: Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.
Trivets: While many stones can withstand heat, the use of trivets or a hot pad is recommended.
Spills: Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Flush the area with water and mild soap. Rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.
We have sealed your marble during installation. We recommend that you reseal your marble once a year with a commercial sealant. This is something that you can easily do yourself. Please follow the manufacturer directions on the bottle. Sealers are available from us or from a supplier of your choice.
We do not recommend marble on your kitchen countertops. Marble can be used for a number of various applications. For example, fireplace surrounds, vanity tops, Jacuzzi surrounds and shower paneling. Generally you can safely use marble in low-traffic areas.