Here at Elite Stoneworks, we are well aware of how confusing and even overwhelming it can be when it comes time to choose either your kitchen or even your bathroom countertops as part of your home renovation project. There is a wide range of options that you can choose from, which simply adds to the confusion and frustration. With so many different types of countertops to choose from, having insight and pertinent information about the care of your natural stone and marble countertops can be instrumental in your decision making process. After all, looking beautiful is one aspect of new stylish marble countertops, but being able to properly and easily care for them is another important component.
With that said, most people give favor to marble countertops. It’s true that marble countertops require a good deal of specialized care in order to keep them not only stain free but looking stylish, appealing and oh so beautiful at all times, but indeed it is a task that can be performed and one that is well worth mastering. If you are like so many other homeowners who have their heart set on marble countertops, then you have surely come to the right place. Here at Elite Stoneworks, we are dedicated to all our valued clients which is why we want to share this useful information about marble countertops to those who are considering the installation of elegant marble counters in your home.
Marble is not only beautiful and appealing, but is very soft and a bit more porous than granite and other types of materials which means that it can be more susceptible to scratching or staining. Once marble is damaged it can be quite difficult to repair. If your kitchen countertops or your bathroom countertops see a whole lot of traffic, then be aware of appropriate care of your marble countertops before making that all important decision.
At Elite Stoneworks, we have abundant customers who have chosen marble for their countertops. With that said, we advise all our clients to protect their beautiful investment by sealing their marble countertops. When you seal your countertops you prevent them from absorbing liquids that can ultimately damage the marble. We highly recommend that our clients seal their countertops at least once every six months if they are highly trafficked and to make certain to choose a sealant that is non-toxic and also food safe.
Cleaning your new marble countertops will require some special care. If liquids or food are spilled you should clean it up immediately, but do so by blotting gently rather than wiping the spill since wiping any spill can actually spread the spill over larger areas of your marble countertops. Cleaning the spill immediately will also help to prevent any staining on the marble. Always use a mild liquid dishwashing soap or specialized products made primarily for cleaning marble countertops, and always be certain to remove any excess soap from the marble.
The experts here at Elite Stoneworks also want to apprize our clients of what they should avoid once their new marble countertops are installed. To begin with, you want to prevent any type of staining, so avoid using any acidic foods on your marble counters. In addition, avoid coffee, red wines, and any foods that have artificial coloring in them. We further suggest that you get in the habit of using pot holders, coasters or trivets since your marble counters are at risk of damage from excessive heat.
Marble is certainly one of the, if not the, most popular choice by homeowners for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you are uncertain as to whether marble is the right choice for you, then take a moment to get in touch with the experts here at Elite Stoneworks for a free in-home consultation. Our consultant will explain the various types of countertops that will satisfy your specific needs and will most assuredly help you find the perfect option for your countertops. Contact us today. We so look forward to serving you and to turning those long awaited dreams of beautiful, elegant marble countertops into your perfect reality today!!