Marble countertops are extremely luxurious and can transform any kitchen. But one downfall to the good look of this marble is that it’s hard to clean, it can easily be damaged or stained.
Of course, as a marble countertop owner, I can assure you that the last thing I want is to stain or damage it. I have invested a lot of money in it, therefore, I want it to last as long as possible without any damage.
This is why I was so curious to find out how to clean it properly and how to avoid damage. And I know that everything I found out could be useful to you as well which is why I decided to share it.
I asked the experts!
I didn’t really want to rely on advice that I read on the internet because as we all know you shouldn’t trust everything you read. And my countertops are so important to me that I couldn’t risk damaging them.
Then I remembered that I often book a cleaning company to clean my home because I am always so busy – and I could ask them how do they clean marble. I live in Manchester so I always book Cleaners Manchester.
So I asked them exactly what is the right way to clean marble countertops and here is what they told me!
How To Clean Marble
The best cleaner you can use is liquid soap and hot water. You don’t need any fancy commercial cleaner because you never know which ingredients might damage the surface. That is why they recommended that I stick to the basics and mix liquid soap and water in a spray bottle.
Once you make your mixture – spray it on the marble and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Then it’s important to remove the soapy mixture with a second clean cloth because moisture can leave marks on the stone.
How To Remove Stains From Marble?
If your countertops are marble then you will stain them – it’s normal. For example, if you spill oil it might soak it up and cause the marble to turn to a darker colour.
In order to remove these stains, you can try to rip white paper towel in small pieces, soak them in hydrogen peroxide then lay them on the stained area. Cover them with plastic wrap and cut small air holes in the wrap then leave for around 24 hours. But make sure you check up on the area every few hours just to make sure you don’t lighten it too much.
What To Avoid If You Have Marble Countertops?
It’s important to always remember to wipe up spills the second they happen – especially if you spill lemon juice, tomato sauce or other things containing acids.
Also, do not clean marble with vinegar because it will damage it.