One of the pricier stones to build with, if you own any marble pieces, odds are, you also have some level of concern about taking care of it over time. Luckily, remaining clueless about marble care is not something set in stone. That said, the following is a list of 7 tips to help you take care of marble and keep it in the best possible condition for the long term.
Keep Calm and Spot Treat
By simply applying a poultice paste to the area in question, covering it with plastic wrap, and sealing it with painters’ tape, you can treat the stain and prepare it for removal. From there, you simply allow the area to dry for 12-24 hours, scrape the paste from the area, then wipe the area thoroughly with a warm, damp cloth. For more stubborn, deep-seated stains, repeat the process as necessary.
Always Use a Sealant
As most of us already know, sealants can help protect surfaces of all kinds. Marble is no exception. Depending on the type of piece you purchase and what it is being used for, be sure to consult with a professional on how to properly choose and install the perfect sealant for your beloved marble pieces.
Protect As Much as Possible
Although you may not be able to prevent every mishap, there are steps you can take to ensure your marble is protected. For instance, making sure that harsh substances such as lemon juice, vinegar, tomatoes, and other fruits, alcohol, milk, and more are kept away from the marble can save you lots of time and effort later.
Moreover, by making sure you are properly cleaning your marble, you can make sure it stays in pristine condition for longer. For instance, if you are dealing with a marble floor, you may want to require people to remove their shoes before stepping on it. Moreover, be sure to sweep it regularly to keep it free of potentially damaging dirt and debris, and lastly, find a marble-friendly cleaning solution to mop your floor with regularly.
Use a Polishing Powder
To keep the surface nice and shiny, be sure to polish your marble with a polishing powder on a regular basis. This can be done by using a marble-friendly buffing powder and using a clean, damp cloth to buff it clean.
Keep Calm, Keep It Dry
Another thing to be mindful of is water damage. If your marble is exposed to lots of water or even if there are small amounts of water occasionally on the surface, you could end up with water spots of damage. To prevent this, be sure to dry the surface as quickly as possible.
Don’t Drag it Out
Lastly, be mindful of the types of things you are placing on/ dragging across your marble surfaces. Doing things such as using abrasive scrubbers, moving furniture, etc. can all can serious damage to your marble surfaces.
Overall, unless you’re living under a rock, you will need to find the best ways to protect your marble. Be sure to take heed to this short list to keep your marble in pristine condition for as long as possible!