Natural Stone Care & Maintenance
Natural stone is a material which time has made strong and man has made beautiful. Because of these qualities, you may use marble, granite, limestone and other natural stones for floors, countertops, fireplaces, tables, window sills and many other applications.
Fine natural stone should receive the same attention as fine wood. Coasters should be placed under glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acid. Marble is an alkaline material and acid will eat into or "etch" the stone. Spills of any type should be wiped up immediately. Hot plates should be used under heated dishes. Placemats or felt bottoms should be placed under china, ceramics, silver and furniture to prevent scratching of the surface. Keeping a small rug or welcome mat near entries will help to capture dirt from normal foot traffic which is abrasive on the marble surface. Generally, this type of attention will save a great deal of time spent on other cures. With normal preventative maintenance, stains and scratches should be minimal.
Stone Care Brochure: Detailed guide on caring for your natural stone.
DuPont StoneTech Professional Stone And Tile Care Resource Guide