For many people, switching from a granite countertop to a marble countertop can be a big decision. This is not only with regards to the material and installation costs, mind. But this is also because of the different weaknesses of marble when used in this particular situation.
Fortunately, things aren’t always as bad as they seem since there are many kitchen designers in Sydney who can help you easily deal with these drawbacks, especially when it comes to cleaning your marble countertops.
Some homeowners are often afraid of using marble countertops for their kitchen. Again, the related costs is one reason. But another reason for many of these people is the challenges when it comes to cleaning marble countertops. However, cleaning marble countertops isn’t really that difficult. Just be sure to keep a few things in mind when doing so.
Cleaning Your Marble Countertop
When it comes to cleaning your marble countertop, you’ll need to use a microfiber cloth. Avoid using any cloth made from harsh textiles, especially those steel wools. They may be effective in removing dirt and grime from other surfaces and pots. However, they certainly do more than enough damage to your marble countertop. Kitchen designers in Sydney will all agree on this one.
When choosing a cleaning agent to use, you can use a dedicated marble cleaner. These cleaning agents are usually available in most department stores. If you can’t find them there, you can always shop for them online.
Another cleaning agent you can use is a simple DIY mix of mild detergent and lukewarm water. When choosing a detergent, avoid those which contain lemon in them. Some detergents have lemon mixed into the solution to leave a clean, fresh scent. However, marble doesn’t go well with lemon or any acidic substances for that matter.
See, when you use any form of acid on marble, it will form dull spots known as etches. These etches will definitely leave unsightly marks on your marble countertop which will be difficult and costly to repair.
Drying Your Marble Countertop
After wiping your marble countertop clean, you need to dry it thoroughly. Again, use a microfiber cloth or any soft cloth. This way, you avoid leaving sweeping scratches on the surface of your countertop.
Cleaning marble countertops is rather easy. And if done right, you can be sure that you’ll have a countertop that you love for many years to come. If you need help with designing and constructing your dream kitchen, do get in touch with us. We can also help you with cabinet and clever storage solutions for your kitchen.
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