Marble is also among one of the most beautiful stones available in the market today and comes in quite a large variety of colors. It is a relatively hard material, but it is not as hard as MN granite. MN Marble countertops are also quite popular, especially for bathroom vanities and fireplace surrounds. Depending on the environment marble is in, there is a chance of staining.
With proper care and maintenance, marble is relatively easy to maintain. It is composed of calcite or dolomite and is easily worked. Marble is a metamorphic limestone, or dolostone and is classified as any crystalline calcareous rock that will take a polish. Through the ages, it has been used primarily as a building and ornamental stone, and for monuments, tabletops, and other decorative applications. Very few are approved for exterior use.
Marble Maintenance and Care
At Paramount Granite Company, we often field questions from customers, in regards to maintenance & care for granite and MN marble countertops. While marble is a relatively hard material, it is not as hard as granite. It is also made up of a different mineral composition and therefore, marble care & maintenance is somewhat different. Like granite, MN marble is relatively easy to maintain. The best cleaning solution for both granite and marble is soap and water. Both materials require only that they be cleaned with a soft white cloth, some hot water, and dish soap. Since marble is a calcite-based stone, it has a delicate chemical composition that may interact in a damaging way to some cleaning products, or agents. Spills should be cleaned up promptly on both surfaces, but especially marble, as some acid based foods, or products such as lemons, wine, vinegar, liquors, tomato sauce, perfumes, lotions, etc. may actually etch the stone, leaving it dull and possibly rough to the touch. (Please note that this can be even more prominent if the stone is honed.) Water should also be wiped up promptly on marble tops, as it can it can also etch the stone over time. At Paramount Granite Company, we seal all of our marble and granite countertops, discount granite MN, and MN stone before leaving our facility, which helps prevent staining.