How To Take Better Care Of Your Marble Countertops

One of the most popular trends right now in interior design is natural stone countertops like marble. The tricky thing about marble is that although it is a beautiful type of stone, it's extremely porous, which means that it can stain really easily. Whether you are putting it in your kitchen where you're going to be cooking a lot or you're going to put it in your bathroom, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to keep it looking as nice as possible. 

Have Them Sealed

As soon as your countertops are installed, have your countertops professionally sealed by a company. These companies will use a commercial-grade sealant which will help to repel just about anything that comes into contact with your marble. Depending on the type of sealant that they use, it may be something that has to be redone every couple of years, but you can work with the company to schedule appointments ahead of time. 

Use Cutting Boards

If you have ever had granite countertops, then you may have used them as cutting boards to cut and prepare food on. Marble is a softer stone, and since it's porous, you don't want knives to scratch it and then food to penetrate it. Invest in a variety of different sizes of cutting boards so that you can use them to prepare just about anything. Having that extra layer between your food and knives and your countertops will help to keep them as protected as possible. 

Wipe Them Clean Right Away

As soon as any food comes into contact with your marble countertops, wipe it clean. The less time that the food or liquid has to sit on top of your countertops for, the less likely it's going to stain. Make sure to use a cleaner that is safe for marble or one that is all-natural like vinegar and water. Try to get your kids and other family members into the habit of wiping things clean as well; that way, everyone is in a good habit of keeping everything clean. 

All types of natural stone are going to darken and age over time, which is one of the things that makes it so beautiful. But there is a difference between having something age beautifully or having something get stained by everything you put on it. To learn more about marble protection, reach out to a company near you today.