You’ve just installed your new white countertops and there is already a mustard stain on it. We can’t have nice things, as Paula Poundstone jokes.
Dreaming of those marble countertops is not likely the reality of having them. You need to take care of them, to keep them white. Maintaining white marble countertops Alpharetta will require regular care to keep them that way.
Here are a few tips for keeping them looking new.
Maintaining White Marble Countertops
Treat your new countertops with great care and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for keeping them nice.
Start out with preventive measures to keep the maintenance easier.
Coating and Sealing
You can have the countertop sealed, to protect it from stains and other damage. make sure your type of marble actually needs it, however, as some coatings will just stay there, and may cause further damage.
While the marble may be able to withstand heat, never place hot pots, dishes or utensils directly on the marble. Even just placing a glass or a plate down on the marble can scratch the surface.
Use coasters, mats or a tea towel to place dishes on, rather than directly on to the counter.
If you are using the countertop for food preparation, use a protective sheet or cover underneath. Certain types of acidic foods can make marks and stains in the marble. If something does spill, tend to it right away. Wine, mustard, acidic foods will do damage if left sitting.
Regular cleaning is standard but with marble, you need extra care.
No harsh cleaners should be used on the marble. Nothing with bleach, acid, citrus or any other ingredient like ammonia or vinegar. For regular cleaning, a soft wet cloth will do nicely.
Ask where you buy the countertops for a recommendation on what type of cleaner you should use.
For stains, try a paste with baking soda and water. Put it right over the stain and let it sit. Then, just wipe it away and clean the surface, then dry it. Leave it sitting long enough to lift the stain.
You can buy products for polishing marble, to keep them looking new and clean. These are great for filling in small nicks, cuts or etching that come from acid or just wear and tear.
Keeping them clean by using a mild dish soap mixed with water to spray on the counter. Wipe with a soft cloth or sponge, then dry them with a soft towel. Make sure there is nothing in the fabric that will scratch the surface.
Don’t Lose Your Marbles
The look of marble is one of class and elegance. You want to make sure you keep it that way. Regular care and maintaining white marble countertops take a bit of effort, but it is worth it.
Stone makes for a beautiful surface, and we have many types to choose from. For any information you need about products, cleaning or just having marble installed, please contact us today.