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Marble Countertops Care Guide

March 21, 2023

Care Guide


Marble is beautiful, durable and versatile–a great choice for any kitchen or bathroom. It comes in many colors and patterns that make it easy to find the right look for your space and (despite some of the ‘quirks’ you may have heard about) when you choose marble as your countertop material, you’re making an investment that will last for years to come!

Cleaning Marble Countertops

Cleaning marble countertops is a delicate process that requires care and patience.

  • Use a gentle cleaner.
  • Avoid acidic cleaners, which can damage the stone’s finish over time and cause it to discolor or peel.
  • Use a soft cloth or sponge, not steel wool pads or abrasive cleaning pads that will scratch the surface of your marble countertop.

Sealing Marble Countertops

Marble is a beautiful material, but it can be prone to staining. To keep your marble countertops looking their best, you should regularly check for sealant and apply it as needed.
To do this:

  • Use a soft cloth or brush to apply the sealant in a circular motion over the entire surface of your marble countertop. If you don’t want streaks or drips, start with a small area at first and then work outward from there until all areas are covered with sealant.
  • Once applied, allow 30 minutes before using hot liquids on your marble surface (such as boiling water).

Preventing Damage

Avoid direct heat. Use a cutting board when preparing food on your marble countertops as acidic foods like tomatoes can stain marble if they’re chopped directly on top of it. Avoid harsh abrasives when cleaning your marble surfaces–the chemicals in cleaners can damage the surface over time.


Marble is a beautiful and durable stone, but it’s not indestructible. To keep your marble countertops looking their best, follow these tips:

  • Wipe up spills quickly. Marble is a porous material that can stain if left to sit for too long. Cleaning spills right away will prevent staining and make cleaning easier later on.
  • Avoid acidic products like vinegar or lemon juice when cleaning your marble countertops–they’ll damage the surface of your stone! Instead, use mild soap and water with warm water (not hot) if you need to clean any stains off of your marble kitchen island or bathroom vanity top.
  • Use sealant regularly to protect against stains caused by everyday use like cooking oils and food particles in sinks/bathtubs/toilets etc., as well as from dust buildup over time which could lead to discoloration if left untreated

P.S. Did you know that at the end of every project we provide our clients with a Care Guide that tells them exactly how to take care of their new furnishings? Learn more about working with us here.

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