Marble is metamorphosed Limestone. Marble forms when a pre-existing Limestone rock is heated to such extreme temperatures that the minerals grow larger and fuse together. The process results in a dense rock that displays attractive elegant veining through a background of various colours. Marble has been used from early times to sculpt statues (David by Michelangelo etc.) and create various design features in public and private buildings. Marble is not as hard as Granite or porcelain and its porous surface can easily be stained or etched by acidic liquids, so the surface should be sealed to help prevent staining. Since Marble can also be stained by standing water, kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and shower surrounds should be wiped with a dry cloth after use.
Many people believe cleaning Marble is a DIY project. Marble should be treated in the correct way when being cleaned and polished. If you use the wrong tools and cleaning chemicals, then you could permanently stain your Marble. Attempting to clean and polish the Marble yourself with using the wrong equipment can actually cause damage that is often difficult to repair.
Knowing which Marble and stones can be cleaned by certain products and chemicals can make or break the look of your Marble. Some stones have a negative reaction to harsh cleaning agents, while others need the gentlest cleansers applied, followed by a buffing and polishing process.
If your Marble is in need of cleaning, stain or scratch removal then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help.