Akron Custom Countertops
Marble Countertops Cleaning, Care and RepairPart of the price of having gorgeous marble countertops is the higher-than-average care they require. When you take care of them, your marble counters will provide you with long-lasting enjoyment for as long as you’re in your home.
Your marble counters should arrive freshly sealed from the factory or the contractor should seal them as part of installation. They’ll need to be resealed regularly, as often as once a year. Talk with the installer about the necessary frequency of resealing them.
Sealing marble countertops can be a DIY job when you use quality products from leading manufacturers. Most feature outstanding ease of use, and you’ll have “wet look” marble again in a few short hours. Of course, a countertop professional can be hired to reseal marble too.
Cleaning marble countertops is the daily step in keeping them looking showroom new. Wipe up spills immediately with a clean, damp cloth. Use a cleaner formulated for use on natural stone for best results. It won’t contain harsh chemicals that can damage the sealer or etch the marble.
When your marble countertops are looking faded, polishing them before resealing them will restore the luster. It’s easier than you might think with the right products. There are several DIY marble polishes available that can be used with a powered hand tool such as a low-speed polisher. All of the ingredients are included for the job, and great results are easy to achieve.
Chipped marble is a possibility, especially when a heavy object falls onto the surface or edge. As with polishing marble, there are several marble chip repair kits available that are DIY-friendly. They contain the same materials and tools the pros use along with complete instructions for marble chip repair a professional would be proud of. Coloring pigment is available to mix with the chip repair epoxy to perfectly match your countertops.
Keep these tips for marble countertop care in mind in the years ahead:
Choosing marble is a long-term investment in the beauty and your enjoyment of your home, but it requires an ongoing commitment to proper maintenance. While polishing, sealing and repairing marble countertops seem like daunting tasks, they really aren’t when you choose the right DIY products for each step. In fact, many homeowners find the satisfaction of doing these steps themselves to be part of the pleasure of owning marble kitchen and bathroom countertops.
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