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Care and Consideration


ciecie-article-1_03Marble is a natural material which time has made strong and man has made beautiful. Because of these qualities, you may use marble, granite, terrazzo and other natural stone for tables, countertops, window sills, floors, walls, fireplaces and many other applications. Fine natural stone should receive the same attention given to fine wood.

Coasters should be placed under glasses, x. particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acid. Marble is an alkaline material and acid will eat into or “etch” the stone. Spills of any type should be wiped up immediately. Hot plates should be used under heated dishes. Placemats or felt bottoms should be placed under china, ceramics, silver and furniture to prevent scratching of the marble.

Keeping a small rug or welcome mat near entries will help to capture dirt from normal foot traffic which is abrasive on the marble surface. Generally, this type of attention will save a great deal of time spent on other cures. With normal preventative maintenance, stains and scratches should be minimal.

The purpose of this booklet is to suggest pre­cautions and corrective measures to keep your stone beautiful. The cleaning methods described in this booklet are safe for most natural stones but may damage other materials.

Consult a professional if you are unsure.