Marble is one of the most luxurious and preferred materials for stone countertops in kitchens and bathrooms throughout the world. Among the most sought-after marble is white marble. This stone offers simple, clean, elegance but because your marble is a porous material, there are a few things you should know about white marble in order to maintain its lifetime and stunning good looks.
1. Types of White Marble
The most popular white marble is known as Carrara marble. It has a clean white appearance and often contains some gray veins and hues and is commonly used for countertops, flooring, fireplaces, shower walls, and backsplashes. Another popular type of Italian marble is Calacatta Marble that exhibits more contrast between the warm white stone and darker gray or gold veins. Other types of white marble include Thassos marble, white Himalaya marble, mystery white marble, and Statuario marble.
2. Get Your White Marble Sealed
As a porous stone, marble can absorb other materials including air and liquids that might be unintentionally spilled on it. To help prevent stains you’ll want your white marble to be properly sealed. Many different types of sealers are available at home improvement stores and the application varies by product so read the directions and apply with care. Sealers also wear off over time so you’ll want to re-apply once every year or so.
3. How to Remove Stains from White Marble
When you have a white marble countertop or vanity, over time and regular use you might encounter a time that you need to remove a stain. There are a few methods you can try at home to remove those stains that require a wet cloth, some dish soap, baking soda, and water. If you identify a stain you’ll first want to wipe your marble surfaces clean with a wet cloth and some dish soap, making sure the area is as free of dust and other matter as possible. Wipe your countertops dry and if the stain hasn’t been removed, mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart of water, apply the mixture to the countertop and let six for a few hours before wiping away.
Do you have questions about which type of white marble is right for your home? Need marble countertops or flooring? For more information about white marble or getting marble installed in the Garden State, contact StoneTech Marble today!