Carrara marble is revered for its beauty. This stone is often used on countertops and floors, and it has been used since ancient Rome. Rock Doctor knows just how popular Carrara marble is, so we are here to help homeowners understand just how to care for this delicate stone.
Cleaning Carrara Marble
When it comes to keeping Carrara marble clean, you should first wipe up all spills with water and dry them as soon as possible. The light color of Carrara marble can stain if you don’t stay on top of spills, especially from dark liquids like red wine. Acidic liquids can also cause damage like etching to your marble surface. Don’t use soap on your marble surface, because it can cause the stone to darken.
If you get ink on your marble, it can be removed with water and bleach. Food stains can often be lifted with hydrogen peroxide. Mold and mildew can be killed by mixing water and ammonia together. No matter what stains your marble, it is important that you don’t use any products that contain acid.
You should give your Carrara marble a good cleaning after each use or once a day with a special stone cleaner. Rock Doctor’s Granite & Quartz Cleaner is made to clean natural stone surfaces, including Carrara marble. To clean the marble, you should spray the cleaner on the surface of the stone and wipe it off with a soft cloth or paper towel. Make sure there isn’t anything on the stone when you start to clean it, as moving debris around on the surface could scratch the stone.
Sealing Carrara Marble
Carrara marble is delicate, and it needs to be sealed frequently to keep it protected from spills and other potential dangers. Sealing the marble keeps moisture out of the naturally porous stone. We recommend sealing this marble at least once a year. In heavily used areas, you might want to seal Carrara marble twice a year.
A good sealing product for Carrara marble is Rock Doctor Granite & Stone Sealer. This sealer is easy to apply and will prevent your surface from staining.
Polishing Carrara Marble
The beautiful shine that your marble had the day it was put in your home won’t last forever. To keep Carrara marble looking shiny and new, you will need to polish it. Polishing marble also helps remove the roughness on the surface of the stone. Rock Doctor’s Granite & Quartz Polish can be applied to Carrara marble surfaces and will leave a water-resistant coating that helps safeguard against glass rings, spills, and etching.
Fixing Carrara Marble
If you notice that there are problems with your Carrara marble, you should contact a professional. A professional stone worker might be able to repair any etching or cracks that your marble has sustained. This can be done by polishing the stone and applying a sealant to create a barrier between the stone and anything that could hurt it. Trying to fix these problems yourself can lead to further damage to the stone.
To learn more about Rock Doctor marble care products, give Rock Doctor a call at 913-894-0288. Rock Doctor products can be purchased online on Amazon and in retailers like The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menards across the United States.