Do’s And Don’ts Of Cleaning Your Marble Stone Benchtops
The choice of a marble stone benchtop is undoubtedly a decision you will not regret. From the complexity and authenticity of each benchtop’s design to the delicate and opulent aesthetic, there are countless reasons to love it.
Although, all vanity tops and kitchen benchtops need a bit of tender loving care. Preserving the benchtop from getting any stains and keeping it clean and radiant does not demand full-time care and maintenance, but it does mean you have to sustain knowledge about what to do and what not to do.
To ensure your marble stone benchtops look great for years to come, we have broken down all the Do’s and Don’ts of how to clean your very own stone benchtops.
Do: Wipe Down with a Soft Cleaning Material
The best method for ensuring that your kitchen and vanity tops stay sparkly and clean is to introduce a quick and easy routine for everyday maintenance.
When you go to clean your marble stone surface, you may immediately think about what kind of chemical sprays are needed for such situations. Forget about the endless supply of cleaning sprays and wipes. All you need is a warm, soapy cloth to wipe down the entire surface of your benchtop. However, if available, a specific cleaning solution that is designed for cleaning stones such as marble is also desirable.
Do: Clean the Spill Immediately
Sometimes it is inevitable for a mess or spill to happen. Here at Made In Stone, we recommend wiping up any spills straight away. Liquids such as wine or coffee left on the stone’s surface can result in etching and unsightly stains. The natural stone material is very porous and penetrable so cleaning any spills immediately is directly beneficial to avoid long-term damage.
If you have a stain that is difficult to remove from your kitchen benchtop with a warm, soapy cloth, our next suggestion for those deeper and stronger stains is to use a poultice. A poultice is a white paste cleaner that can be applied to remove any stubborn stains.
Do: Use the Correct Cleaning Solutions
When cleaning your marble stone benchtops, ensure you are very cautious with the type of cleaning soaps and detergents you use. At Made In Stone, we generally recommend using a natural stone cleaning solution with a mild PH level.
Stone benchtops need to be managed exceptionally, so try to avoid any acidic cleaners, alkali detergents or bleach. Such cleaners can cause extensive damage to your benchtops. Research and read the product information of cleaning materials so that you can make an educated decision on what works best with your marble stone benchtop.
Don’t: Use Abrasive Scrubbers and Scrapers
Applying forced pressure on your stone benchtop with an abrasive cloth or pad can scratch and cut the surface of your benchtop. Stay away from metallic scrubbers like steel wool and instead use clean, soft and damp cloths or sponges.
Don’t: Wipe Before Blotting
If, for instance, you have just spilled your glass of wine and you go straight for the paper towel, your first instinct may be to wipe it up. This is a very common mistake. Wiping up the spill can make things worse. You will achieve nothing more than spreading the liquid right across your marble stone benchtop.
It is crucial that you discard as much of the spill as possible before wiping down the surface. Soak up the liquid with a paper towel by blotting as much as possible. You can then wipe the rest away using a damp cloth.
Don’t: Leave Cosmetics and Fragrances on Stone Surfaces
All of your cosmetics, fragrances and other products such as toothpaste and creams can stain your marble vanity top. It can leave particles on the surface, aggravating the natural coating of the stone, and causing such stains and discolouration. Opt for placing your toiletries on a tray or decorative holder instead.
Sourcing the Best Marble Stone Benchtops in Sydney
Not only will a new marble stone vanity top or kitchen benchtop transform your space to complement your style, but it is also the most effortless renovation that does not demand much work or an entire remodel. Ready to pick out your next marble stone benchtop?
If you need advice on installing a new kitchen island or a new vanity benchtop, consider selecting a marble stone benchtop from Made in Stone – Sydney’s leading stone supplier. Contact Made in Stone today on (02) 9756 4599 or get a FREE kitchen benchtop quote online!
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