Marble and granite are desirable for many modern homeowners not only because of its aesthetic appeal, but also because of its low-key maintenance requirements. These stones are easy to care for, and a breeze to clean. However, it shouldn’t be mistaken for not requiring any upkeep and maintenance.
In order to get the most out of marble and granite, you need to adhere to a maintenance schedule, and keep it looking good for longer. Deciding that marble, with its timeless great looks, is the right fit for your home’s countertops is the easy part. Then comes decisions such as its size, shape, colour and finish. These decisions might require you to think a little bit harder.
It’s because of this that you should always consult a seasoned and professional supplier when searching for your next countertop. But aside from the assistance you can get in making the tough and important decisions, you’ll also learn first hand about the maintenance requirements needed to keep your countertops looking great for longer.
Protecting your marble and granite countertops against staining and etching will require some effort. Thankfully, it is a lot less effort than many other types of countertops require. One of the best ways to prevent premature ageing and damage occurring to your countertop is to seal the countertop. Sealing helps to repel stain agents. If you’ve sealed your countertop in the past, but water no longer beads when it hits the surface, it’s time to look into resealing your countertop.
Keep in mind that elements like citrus, tomato and vinegar will etch marble. Don’t allow them to sit on the stone. Use cutting boards or coasters, and wipe up spills right away. Think of your countertop as a fine wood finish, and that you want to protect it at all costs. In the same breath, avoid using abrasive or acidic cleaners when cleaning the countertop.
At Top Rock, we wield our expert craftsmanship to manufacture and install beautifully designed custom kitchen and bathroom countertops. We take great pride in our ability to accurately interpret and translate our clients’ artistic visions into tailored, practical design solutions.
Tap into our expertise, and let it work for you. We are proud of our long history of celebrated service, and continue working hard to add tangible value to our clients’ lives. Contact us to learn more about us, what we do, and how we can be of benefit to you. We look forward to providing you with all the information needed to make an informed purchase decision.