We really value marble. We specify many natural materials and we encourage our clients to use them as they last and don’t date, they just ‘wear in’. However when it come to marble, many clients come to us saying they love marble but are afraid to use it.
A great example of this is at the Queen Victoria Market in the market hall where Cararra marble has been used for all the bench tops. These bench tops are over 100 years old and food is prepared on the bench tops daily and are scrubbed down every day. If you are ever nearby swing past and have a look – they look fabulous – honed, slightly worn but still beautiful.
When travelling overseas, we walk through many different types of buildings, temples and churches with marble floors that have had dirt and all sorts of things dropped on them throughout the years and yet they still look good… see the images below that I took when I was in Venice – the marble in these images is probably over 300 years old!
With marble bench tops in the kitchen – you need to relax and just enjoy the work of art that is your bench top. Scrub it down once very couple of weeks with a cream cleaner and a Scotch-Bright pad and on a daily basis just wipe the surface with warm water on a sponge and then wipe with paper towel.
Worst case – if you get a stain try using ‘Gumption’ multi-purpose cleaning paste and leave it on overnight, this gets most stains out.