Wondering how to care for marble counters? Don’t miss these 5 tips on caring for marble countertops, including details on sealing marble counters, removing stains from marble, cleaning marble countertops, and avoiding scratches.
I shared our experience with marble countertops a couple of weeks ago, and your response just blew me away! But so many of you want to know how to care for marble countertops… And the questions keep rolling in: how do you seal marble? What the best sealer for marble? Do marble counters scratch? How do you clean marble counters? What do you do about stains and etching on your marble counters?
Rather than write a thesis-length answer these questions ;), I thought I’d share my top 5 tips for caring for marble countertops in the kitchen. As you will see from the video, our house is kid friendly and our kitchen is much used… and we LOVE our marble kitchen counters. I hope this helps you in making the decision on whether or not to buy marble and/or caring for your own marble counters.
How to care for marble in the kitchen:
sealer | my favorite dish soap | heavy duty sponges | drying mat (gray) | drying mat (red)
gold flatware | cabinet hardware | wooden bowl | copper canisters | copper pitcher
cabinet colors: Kraftmaid Dove White (top) and Greyloft (bottom) | backsplash
5 tips for caring for marble in the kitchen:
The video has all the details, but for a quick review, here are my 5 tips:
- Seal your marble (here is the sealer we used!)
- Use cornstarch to remove grease stains.
- Clean with a heavy duty sponge (like these), mild dish soap (my favorite dish soap), and water.
- Try baking soda or comet to reduce scratches.
- Protect from etching with an absorbent drying mat (like this gray one or this red one).
By following these practices, we have used (and I mean really used) our marble countertops in a house with four kiddos for about a year and a half… and we love them!
Best products for sealing and cleaning marble counters:
Again, here are the things (or similar) that we use to care for our counters:
- Stone sealer
Note: I realize that this product says “polished granite” on the front of the can, but the description is actually for natural stones, and our fabricator assured us that it was his absolute favorite for sealing all natural stones, including marble. And after coffee, wine, vibrant baby food, and more has been spilled (and left overnight at times – oops!) on this counter, we have not had a single instance of colored staining. 🙂
- Heavy duty sponges (like these) and mild dish soap (my favorite dish soap)
- Cutting boards
- Baking soda or Comet and heavy duty sponges
- Drying mats (gray, red)
Tell me, do you have other tips and tricks for caring for or cleaning marble countertops? Those of you who have had them for longer (I, obviously, can only speak to the time we’ve had them), what wisdom do you have to share? Remember, you can find more about our experience with marble here.
And if you found that helpful, please be sure to pin it!