Marble is a beautiful addition to any home. It is commonly used to furnish kitchens, bathrooms, and it is even used as an opulent flooring option in luxury homes. Marble is expensive to install, and the last thing you want is to have to spend even more money on replacing a recently installed marble surface. In today’s post, we’ll give you several tips that will help you protect the marble in your home. Concrete & Marble Transformerz provides a variety of Top-Rated Local® marble services for residential and commercial clients, including marble cleaning, marble polishing, and marble restoration. If you’d like more information about what we can do for the natural stone surfaces in your home or business, call us at 562-206-2729 or contact us through our website!
You’ve probably heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this is an adage that holds true when it comes to your marble surfaces. Marble is a porous stone, and an unsealed marble surface will easily become stained from liquids and grease. Coffee, wine, acidic juices, and oils are particularly damaging, so you should be especially careful if you are working around unsealed marble in your kitchen.
Sealing your marble surfaces is your first line of defense against stains and physical damage. Marble sealing should be performed by an expert, as it’s important to ensure that the coating is spread evenly and covers your entire surface. However, you should note that sealing the marble in your home will not make it impenetrable; acidic liquids, wine, and coffee will still soak through if they are left on your marble surfaces. Use coasters and clean up spills immediately in order to protect your natural stone surfaces as much as possible. You can check to see if the marble surfaces in your home should be resealed by placing a few drops of water on them and checking to see if they bead. Beading is a good sign, as it is an indication that the sealant is acting as a barrier between your marble and the water. When the water spreads out instead of beading, you should contact a restoration company to re-apply a sealant. You should also ask about marble polishing, as this can provide your marble surfaces with a glossy finish that is sure to impress anyone who sees it.
As we noted above, marble is often used in the kitchen, and many homeowners will set hot pots and pans on their marble surfaces while they cook. While particularly tough sealants may allow you to set extremely hot objects on your marble surfaces without damaging them, it’s best to be cautious when it comes to heat. Heat can eventually wear down the sealant on your marble, and hot objects will cause the marble to become discolored when you place them down. We recommend that you invest in cookware designed to handle hot objects, as this is far cheaper than restoring or repairing the marble in your home!
Many homeowners have marble surfaces for their kitchen islands and bar areas, and an easy way to protect these surfaces is to invest in coasters and placemats that you and your guests can set glasses and dishes on. You’ll be surprised at how easily water collects on your marble due to condensation, and years of wear and tear from dinner parties and entertaining guests can lead to expensive maintenance costs.
We hope that these tips will help you protect the marble surfaces in your home. Whether you have marble countertops or beautiful marble floors, we’ll help you protect and restore them to their original beauty. Concrete & Marble Transformerz is a restoration company that provides epoxy flooring services, granite polishing, marble polishing, and other natural stone restoration services in Los Angeles. Call us at 562-206-2729 or email us through our website today to schedule a free estimate for your home or business!