Marble is a classic and timeless stone that adds elegance and beauty to any room. But let’s say you just had marble counters put into your Lakeville home. How do you keep them looking as good as the day they were installed? Here are a few suggestions.
Less is More
When it comes to everyday cleaning, marble counters just need a quick wipe down with a soft cloth (microfiber is best) and warm, distilled water. Then use another cloth to dry them. You shouldn’t let marble counters air dry because they can be prone to water spots.
For Bigger Clean-ups
When you want to give your marble counters a more thorough cleaning, get your hands on a ph-neutral dish soap and use that with the warm, distilled water and microfiber cloth. If you have dark marble counters, you can use an acetone cleaner. And if you have lighter marble counters, hydrogen peroxide also works well. Just be sure you always rinse them well and dry them completely with a clean, soft and dry cloth.
When you spill something on your marble counters, be sure to wipe it up as quickly as you can. Liquids like red wine can easily stain marble, and it’s tough to remove those stains once they have set. There are a lot of marble stain removers on the market. Also, be sure to use coasters for drinks. This can help avoid water spots too.
Marble counters are porous, so getting them sealed is a good idea. A sealer can help your marble counters look better for longer, and it can help the counters resist stains too. Just be sure the sealer is not toxic and safe for surfaces where food is prepared.
For more information on marble counters in Lakeville, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.