Marble is one of the poshest surface materials in the world. It’s been used for thousands of years in both public buildings and private homes to express wealth, sophistication, and luxury.
But unlike less porous countertop materials such as quartz or soapstone, marble is prone to staining, cracking, and etching. Cleaning and sealing your marble regularly can help but it won’t provide 100% protection against stains caused by red wine, coffee, and other hard to clean liquids and materials.
Love Marble — Protection
Marble can never be made completely stain-proof. But you can help prevent stains by sealing your marble annually or even every few months with a sealer specially made for marble. (Keep in mind that if you are sealing a kitchen countertop you will want to be sure to use a food-safe marble sealant.)
To protect marble floors in hallways, living areas, or bedrooms, make sure to fit furniture with felt furniture pads under the legs or feet. For marble coffee tables and countertops, keep a few coasters available and encourage friends and family to use them.
Love Marble — Removing Stains
Regardless of how much protection you provide, your marble can still be subject to stains. For stains from food, coffee, and wine, try cleaning the surface with a solution of 12% hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia. If the stain comes from an oil-based liquid such as salad dressing you can try to clean it with a household cleaner that contains detergent, mineral spirits, or acetone.
If you still can’t get the stain out or are afraid of damaging your marble further, the solution is even simpler: Call Love Marble and let the marble experts clean and treat your marble so that it is better than brand new.
We have years of experience cleaning, maintaining, and even repairing and installing marble. So we there are very few marble stains that we haven’t seen before — or completely removed.