Care for Marble Sinks

Save

Marble sinks are beautiful, modern touches to homes. With their elegance comes an equal amount of work. Because marble is porous, the natural stone easily absorbs unwanted elements. Marble takes a little extra effort to maintain, and without the proper care, marble will not last as long as it should. Follow simple instructions on caring for your marble sink and you should be enjoying it for many years to come.

Cleaning marble sink

  • Regularly clean your marble with a mild dish detergent or cleaner specifically meant for stone or marble. This can be purchased at a local hardware store. Apply a small amount of cleaner to a soft cloth and rub evenly over the marble. Thoroughly rinse with water. Completely dry with a cloth afterward to prevent water from seeping into the marble or water spots from forming on the surface.

Maintenance

  • Wipe up spills on the marble immediately. Because of the porous nature of marble, it will absorb liquid and possibly could form a permanent stain. Once water spots or stains appear on the surface, they are difficult to remove, but not impossible. Do not allow mineral deposits such as iron, salt, lime, or soap to build up on your sink as this will dull the finish and possibly stain the marble.

Sealing/Polishing Marble

  • Polish your marble sink by hand occasionally with a product specifically designed for marble, which can be purchased at any hardware store. Just use a soft cloth or pad, and polish evenly over the entire surface to keep your marble sink looking shiny and new. Use a sealer on your sink at least once a year, which will help deter elements from seeping into it. The lifespan of marble sinks that are not sealed will be greatly diminished compared to those whose surfaces have been sealed.

Considerations

  • Do not use acidic products or abrasive cleaners on the marble, such as ammonia, vinegar, alcohol, window cleaners or lemon juice as these can cause permanent etching on the surface and can eat away at the marble.

    When exposed to acidic materials such as orange juice, the pores in the marble open up, and the marble becomes more absorbent.

    In addition, avoid using abrasive scouring pads such as steel wool or metal brushes as these could also scratch the marble surface.

    If water rings form on the marble, it may be best to have the sink re-polished by a professional to help remove them.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Refinish a Cultured Marble Sink

    Cultured marble sink and vanities are popular and attractive. These one-piece countertop and sink combinations offer seamless sink areas that are highly...

  • How to Clean a Marble Sink

    Marble sinks come in a wide selection of styles, shapes and colors. They add an unmistakable note of elegance and sophistication to...

  • How to Care for Crema Marfil Marble

    Crema marfil marble, which comes from Spain, is the result of limestone that was put under high heat and pressure thousands of...

  • How to Care for Marble Veneer

    Marble veneer is a thin layer of real marble installed over another surface to make it appear that the entire surface is...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!