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Maintaining and cleaning marble

Maintaining and cleaning marble

Marble is a beautiful natural product, but it requires periodic maintenance to maintain its beauty. You can also protect it extra against penetrating dirt. In this blog you can read more about this maintenance and find some practical tips.

Clean marble regularly

A clean table is not only pleasant, but also essential for a lasting beautiful appearance of the marble. This way, dirt doesn't have a chance to soak in. How do you do that?

Supplies:

  • Lukewarm clean water in a bucket
  • Soft cloth
  • Green soap
  • A dry soft cloth

Put some green soap in the bucket with lukewarm water. As an alternative to soap, you can also use baking soda. Do not exaggerate; With regular maintenance you only need a little soap or soda.

Wet the soft cloth and carefully make circular movements over the table top. Rinse the cloth regularly in the bucket. If you see the water darken, prepare a new bucket with clean lukewarm water and the cleaning solution.

Dry the marble thoroughly with a dry cloth or chamois for a streak-free result.

Note: Do not use scouring pads or other products that could cause scratches.

Prevent stains

Our marble tables are highly polished, but marble remains a natural product that is naturally porous. This means it is not completely closed. If food or drink is spilled, it is important that it is quickly wiped off with a damp cloth with lukewarm water. Be extra careful with acidic liquids such as vinegar and orange juice, as they quickly penetrate the natural stone and attack the minerals and lime. Coffee cups can also leave rings. Therefore, use coasters to prevent stubborn stains. If a stain does appear, remove it quickly.

Remove stains

Have you caused a stain on a marble surface? Then it is important to take immediate action and not let the stain set in. To remove stains you will need:

  • Clean water
  • Natural cleaning agent, such as baking soda
  • Plastic or cling film
  • A soft cloth or sponge (not a scouring pad)
  • A dry cloth or chamois
  • A portion of patience

Roadmap:

  1. Wet the stain with water.
  2. Make a paste of clean water and baking soda. You can also make a paste of water, flour and mild dishwashing liquid.
  3. Cover the stain with the paste and cover it with plastic or cling film.
  4. Let the paste sit for at least 24 hours and then remove it with a wet cloth.
  5. Dry thoroughly with a dry cloth or chamois.

Tip: You can carefully try to remove a stubborn stain with a little hydrogen peroxide, available at Etos or other drugstore. Be careful and try it on the underside of the blade first to assess the marble's reaction.

Give the table top extra protection

There are various products available that can provide you with extra protection against stains. We have had good experiences with HG marble protector. This product is easy and quick to apply, changes little to the appearance of the leaf, does not discolour and does not affect the shine.

A withdrawn stain, what now?

Despite your caution and precautions, visible stains or impurities may appear after a number of years of intensive use. Good news, you can almost always get the top looking like new again by having it polished again. This can be done at your home. Count on about 300 euros to bring it back into new condition. If you would like to have this done, we can put you in touch with a reliable party.

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