Marble is a beautiful, timeless stone that we have enjoyed working with over the past few years. It represents beauty and luxury, but it also know for it’s delicate and vulnerable nature. Therefore it’s key to know the do’s and don’ts so your marble pieces stand the test of time.
Marble is a natural, soft stone that is very porous. You want to avoid placing any oily, acidic, high pigment foods or liquids on a marble surface as they may cause stains or dulling. Some examples include citrus fruits, red wine, vinegar, cumin and turmeric. Like many surfaces, if you have an accidental spill, the quicker you act, the better chance you will avoid staining. Blotting is key to avoid spreading the stain or rubbing it deeper into the marbles pores. There are many specific techniques out there to help you remove all kinds of stains.
For everyday cleaning we recommended using a soft cloth or sponge, warm water, nonabrasive, neutral cleaner and paper towel. Use a damp sponge to wipe down with a neutral cleaner and dry with paper towel to marble absorbing the water and marking the surface.
Now that you have the information you need, you can use your marble products with confidence. Marble boards are perfect for serving cheese and crackers or using as a chopping board. Don’t fear the small stains and marks as they can be hard to avoid and are part of the character of the marble products. It’s the small imperfections that make these products beautiful and unique. XO
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