Marble Countertops Are All The Rage - How Do You Take Care For Them - Southern Love Interiors

Marble Countertops Are All The Rage - How Do You Take Care For Them

Marble is beautiful and a durable natural stone surface, perfect for countertops. However, it takes extra care for cleaning and maintenance.  Marble is composed of calcium carbonate, which makes it susceptible to etching by any acids. Marble is softer and more porous than granite and as a result, you may see more scratches, pitting, cracks, stains, and even dulling of the shine. Honed (matte) marble hides these little imperfections better than polished, a particularly important consideration for kitchen counters. So, before you commit to buying this material, make sure you're the type of person who can live with patina or be diligent with the maintenance.

Natural Stone Institute & The Marble Institute of America, advises against using vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acid on marble, including bleach. Experts instead recommend only using mild dishwashing soap and water.

“There's nothing on a countertop that you can't get off with soap and water” is my motto.

Marble is gorgeous for countertops. Treat your new marble as you would a fine wood finish. Always use coasters and a cutting board and wipe up your spills immediately.

It came from the earth and that makes it perfect… cause you know, the Lord made the heavens and the earth and he’s perfect.

Judy here, Rock’n Life and spillin paint… and that’s my two cents.