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Tips for Marble Maintenance and Restoration

Marble maintenanceMarble can be a difficult stone to take care of. It’s incredibly porous, so if something gets spilled on it or it isn’t maintained properly, it’s going to eventually begin to change color and will be less attractive than it was when you first installed it. On the other hand, marble can age gracefully and become even more attractive as it gets older. There isn’t a lot of work required to maintain your marble; however, it is important that you put in the time and effort to keep it stain free.

3 Tips for Marble Care and Maintenance

  1. Seal it – No matter what you’re using marble for, you need to make sure that it’s sealed right after installation and fairly regularly after that. A sealant will help repel food, liquid, and other things that can easily soak right into the marble and cause stains. If you hire a good commercial masonry contractor to install and care for your marble, he or she should seal it when it’s first installed anyway.
  2. Clean it – You should be cleaning your marble regularly. Make it a part of your daily routine to ensure that it gets done and stays looking good. It’s important to remember not to use harsh cleaners on marble, though. Marble maintenance requires gentle cleaning and caretaking. Use a soft cloth to clean marble on a daily basis – you can also use distilled water if you need to clean something a little more stuck on. Never use anything acidic on a marble surface.
  3. Protect it – Apart from using a sealer, there are other ways to protect your marble surface. If your marble surface is indoors, you should make sure that you’re always using some type of protector between any liquid and the marble. Don’t sit food or drink directly on marble at any time, as it could stain the marble. If your marble is outside, you’re going to have a tougher time maintaining and protecting it. You can’t control the weather or other people. Your best bet is to cover your structure when you’re expecting rain or to make sure that it’s very well-sealed.

Marble Cleaning and Restoration

It’s not always possible to keep marble at 100% — sometimes you need an expert to come in and clean it up or restore it. That’s where Del Prete comes in. Restoring marble on your own can be a tough chore that requires a good bit of knowledge. Having the professionals do it ensures that your marble will look (almost) like new again. It’ll save you a lot of time and headaches! o find out more about your masonry options andtaking care of marble, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us atmike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Source: Bane Clene, The Stone Cobblers

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