Around the world, marble is one of the most recognisable building materials. The naturally striking grain patterns, open veins and creamy colours of marble have made it a top pick amongst Australians, finding its way into our homes on floors, walls, benches, vanities and even fireplace surrounds.
Everyday, Stone Doctor Australia receives dozens of calls on marble bench care & restoration. Understanding marble bench care can be overwhelming at first for all homeowners and users alike and hence we are here to advise you and to guide you on how to preserve these beautiful surfaces.
Acidity is the number one enemy of marble - since marble is predominantly made up of calcium carbonate (calcite) which naturally reacts with acidic liquids leaving marble surfaces etched (dull marks) unlike with other natural stone types such as granite, sandstone, quartzites which are inert to acidity due to their different mineral composition.
Top Highlight: Marble surfaces sealed or unsealed will get etched when it gets in contact with acidic liquids instantaneously. Etch marks are not stains but a physical change which requires restoration.
Marble surfaces can get stained from water or oil bearing matter that can permeate and absorb deep into its pores and capillaries. Therefore sealing is an essential part of marble bench care in regards to stain proofing. Sealing marble will make them impervious to absorption. When a marble surface is not sealed, they will surely get stained. Sealing with our premium marble penetrating sealer products will keep them stain free and looking natural.
It is important that only approved products be used for the ongoing care and regular maintenance. Here at Stone Doctor Australia, we have all the products you will need your for marble bench care and much more.
* travertine & limestone are also calcite materials and have same behavioural patterns like marble.