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What You Need to Know About Marble Countertops

You already know that marble is a great looking choice for kitchen counters, but what else do you need to know about marble countertops?

For starters, marble is a durable material that ages nicely and develops a very pleasing character over time. It can be considered in the same way as a favorite pair of jeans that build up a familiar, likable personality with use and wear.

It’s long-lasting, but it’s also porous which means that it is susceptible to staining and should be cleaned regularly. Because it’s porous you might want to consider what finish you choose. A honed finish gives it a matte look that doesn’t show scratches as much, but its pores are open. In that case you will want to apply a sealant.

A polished finish doesn’t stain as easily, but the surface can etch and scratch. The shiny surface can also wear down eventually.

Frequent and effective cleaning is ideal for preventing marble from showing its age from accumulated stains. A solution of warm water and dish soap spritzed onto the counter and wiped away works very well. Mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply it to stains overnight. The surface stains will lift right out.

As a business that spends a lot of time working with marble countertops in Wexford, PA, and the surrounding areas, we hope you find our insight helpful in informing your decision