The kitchen is one of the busiest places in a home. That’s why picking out the right countertop matters. Marble, for one, is a fine choice. It’s easy to clean and maintain and you get a nice glow of satisfaction whenever you show it off. However, no matter how snazzy your counters look, you’ll need to know how to maintain them properly. If you don’t, you could end up with a scarred or pockmarked surface, which is the last thing you’ll want.
Marble is carbonate which reacts with acids of any type and is, thus, vulnerable to marble etching. This happens because acid eats through the surface which leads to unsightly dull spots or what most people call etches. So the smallest bit of lemon juice or a damp lemonade glass can leave your counter looking like the moon.
Make sure you don’t let spills settle in. Wipe those off right away. Using glass saucers also help keep your counters free of unsightly marks.
When it comes to getting off those spots or dirt, just mix warm water and a gentle, non-abrasive dish soap. Use that to wipe the counter and try to get rid of any stains. You can also try to lift stains using a mixture of water and baking soda.
It can be difficult to make your marble countertops shine when they’re filled with pockmarks and etches. So do your best to avoid this by keeping any acids away from your countertops. And don’t forget that regular cleaning is essential, and goes a long way! You could also have a specialist come in and inspect your countertops. That way, you’ll know which option to go for: repair those countertops or replace them with a new one. With the help of a professional, you can explore more options in improving the care and maintenance of your marble countertops.