WHEN SHOULD I SEAL MY MARBLE?

How often should i reseal my marble? Do I have to seal my marble? How do I know when I should seal my marble? I live along the San Diego shoreline and my friend said that it affects the wear and tear process. Is that true?

These are just a few of the general questions that bombard both my phone and emails on a weekly basis – but I know I’m not alone. Speaking to others in the industry, many have complained that they feel like the Google of the flooring industry, but to be honest it doesn’t bother me one bit. To be honest, it actually makes me happy to hear these questions. It shows that people care enough about their flooring to call and ask questions and it’s always a pleasure to help them out.

Generally speaking most of our customers seal ever 6 months. We also have a customer that seals his marble every two years, but then again it’s all dependent upon a variety of factors which we will outline below.

DOES SEALING MAKE IT STAIN PROOF?

This is yet another common question and the answer is no. Sealing is merely a water repellent but it will not make your marble stain proof.  The general rule of them is when water no longer beads, it is time for your to reseal. Also remember that many of these natural stones will absorb any type of liquids so be sure to clean up spills quickly.

DOES LIVING BY THE BEACH AFFECT YOUR MARBLE?

Those living closer to the shoreline or by large bodies of salt water may have to seal more often than those living along the foothills or mountains. The reason? The corrosive and destructive properties of the salt content mixed into the air is to blame. It’s also the same reason why cars and electronics in beach cities don’t last as long.

CAN A TOMATO STAIN MY MARBLE COUNTERTOP?

In most cases yes, but it depends on how long you leave it there. The bottom line Do NOT ever leave vinegar, or any type of citrus sitting on a marble table because it will etch into the stone. Furthermore, spills should be wiped up immediately and be very careful about leaving naked or bare candles on any marble table tops. Candle wax can easily discolor your marble if spilled.

HOW CAN I REMOVE A STAIN ON MARBLE?

If you’d like to remove stubborn or deep stains, you can always try to use a poultice paste or baking soda. if you would like to see the recipe to do so you can click here.

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