Maintaining and cleaning marble

Marble is a beautiful natural product, but it needs periodic maintenance to stay beautiful. You can also protect it 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 nice, but it is also important for a lasting beautiful appearance of the marble. That way, dirt doesn't get a chance to move in. How do you do that?

  • 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 the soap, you can also use baking soda. Don't exaggerate, if you keep the table well you don't need much soap or soda.

Wet the soft cloth and gently make circular movements over the tabletop. Rinse the cloth regularly in the bucket. When you see that the water is getting darker in color, make a new bucket with clean lukewarm water and the cleaning agent.

Dry the marble well with a dry cloth or chamois for a streak-free result.
Note: Do not use scouring pads or other products that can scratch.

Avoid stains

Our marble tables are tightly polished, but marble remains a natural product that is porous by nature. This means that it is not completely closed. If food or drink is spilled on the table, it is important to wipe it off as soon as possible with a damp cloth with lukewarm water. There are a number of products that you have to be extra careful with. Acidic liquids such as vinegar and orange juice quickly penetrate the natural stone. The acids can affect the natural minerals and the lime. Coffee cups can also leave circles. So use coasters to prevent stubborn stains. Still a stain? Take it off quickly.

Remove stains

Have you caused a stain on a marble surface? Then it is most important that you take immediate action and do not let the stain set in. To make stains disappear you need the following:

  • Clean water
  • Natural detergent, such as baking soda
  • Plastic or cling film
  • A soft cloth or sponge (not an abrasive sponge)
  • A dry cloth or chamois leather
  • A portion of patience


  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 detergent.
  3. Cover the stain with the paste and cover it with a piece of plastic or cling film.
  4. Leave the paste on for at least 24 hours and then remove it with a wet cloth.
  5. Dry well with a dry cloth or chamois leather.

Tip: You can carefully try to remove a stubborn stain with a little hydrogen peroxide. That is simply available at the Etos or other drugstore. Be careful with it and try it on the underside of the top first to see how the marble reacts.

Giving the table top extra protection

There are all kinds of resources available that you can use to protect your table top against stains. We have good experience with HG marble protector. It is simple and quick to apply and it changes little in the appearance of the leaf. It will not discolor and it will not affect the shine.

A retracted stain, now what?

Despite your caution and precautions, it can still happen that there are visible stains or impurities after a number of years of intensive use. Good news, you can almost always get the magazine as new again. You can have the blade polished again. You can do that at your home. Count on about 300 euros to bring it completely back to new condition. If you want to have this done, we can possibly put you in touch with a good party.