There is a lot to love about marble countertops. The spectacular beauty and elegance. The wide range of colors in which it is available. The uniqueness of each slab, which means you can truly differentiate your kitchen from those of your friends and neighbors. The absolute resistance to heat.
Yes, there are a lot of obvious reasons to love marble.
There is also another, much less obvious reason to fall in love with the metamorphic rock that adorns some of the most prestigious and beautiful buildings in the world: Cleaning marble countertops is extremely easy!
As you probably already know, marble is a soft stone, which means it is susceptible to staining and even etching. But as long as you are careful and take good care of your marble countertops (by keeping them clean), they can stand the test of time.
Here’s a quick lesson on cleaning marble countertops.
First, you will need to gather a few supplies, including:
- Warm water
- A dish soap that is gentle and non-abrasive
- A plastic spray bottle
- A wash cloth or soft cleaning rag
- A soft and ultra-absorbent towel.
Second, you will need to make a mixture of warm water and dish soap:
- Fill your plastic spray bottle with warm water.
- Add approximately a tablespoon of the non-abrasive dish soap.
- Gently shake your plastic spray bottle to ensure that your cleaning solution is mixed very well.
Finally, you will need to wipe down your countertops:
- Lightly spray your countertops with your cleaning solution.
- Wipe the soapy water off of your countertops with your wash cloth or soft cleaning rag.
- Use your towel to rub the countertops dry and buff them.
See? Cleaning marble countertops is incredibly easy. It’s also incredibly quick–depending on how much countertop space you have.
There are, however, a few words of warning you need to be aware of:
- The best way to keep your marble countertops clean is to immediately blot up any spills.
- Never use generic, store-purchased cleaning products on your marble countertops–regardless of the too-good-to-be-true claims they make. They can damage marble.
- Don’t make homemade cleaning solutions with vinegar, ammonia or fruit juice. They are all acidic and can easily damage your marble countertops.
If you follow the directions above and follow the words of advice, you should have no problem keeping your marble countertops clean. For more information about bringing magnificent marble into your home, contact us at Arch City Granite & Marble today.