How to care for marble benchtops
Let’s talk about something that will keep your precious marble and natural stone benchtops looking as stunning as the day you fell in love with it!
Marble is a precious natural material that adds a touch of elegance and class to any space. That’s why it’s essential to look after this precious material to ensure its durability. Marble is porous like a sponge, which means it can soak up liquids and stain. We definitely don’t want that to happen to your Uniq Stone benchtops! So sealing your marble is like giving it a protective armor.
The process of sealing marble involves applying a special sealant to your marble surfaces to protect it. This sealant is absorbed into the tiny pores of the marble and creates an invisible barrier. It stops liquids from being absorbed by the marble and prevents unsightly stains. Coffee, tea or red wine spills don’t stand a chance!
But wait, there’s more! Sealing not only protects against stains, but it also makes cleaning your benchtops a breeze. Sealing cuts down on the hassle of scrubbing and scrubbing to get rid of a stubborn stain.
How to Know if Your Marble Benchtop is Sealed?
- Do a water test. Pour a small amount of water onto the surface of the stone benchtop. If the water beads up and rolls off, the kitchen benchtop is sealed. If the water is absorbed into the surface, the stone benchtop is not sealed.
- Ask the installer. If you’re not sure if your stone benchtop is sealed, ask the person who installed it. They should be able to tell you whether or not the sealer was applied.
How often should I seal my marble?
Sealing your marble is a periodic treatment. You should think about doing it every 6 to 12 months, depending on how much bench top traffic your marble sees. In high-traffic areas, you may need to apply sealant more often.
Can I use any sealant for my marble?
No, you cannot! Not all marble sealants are created equal. It’s important to use a high-quality sealant that is recommended for your type of marble by our team at Uniq Stone Adelaide.
To sum it up, sealing your marble is like giving it a shield against stains, spills, and headaches. It keeps your marble stone benchtop looking gorgeous without requiring a lot of care. At Uniq Stone Adelaide, we are experts in natural stone and can help you choose the best options for your very unique project!
Contact us today and let the beauty of natural stone add a touch of beauty and elegance to your space.