Marble Care Singapore
Marble is a fine choice for any home in Singapore, and it is quite a versatile material. Be it a marble floor, a marble table top or a marble countertop, one can almost taste the beauty in marble. However, marble has its fair share of downsides as well – it is quite easily scratched or stained because it is relatively soft and porous compared to other stones such as granite. Therefore, a marble surface must be handled with care to preserve its natural pristine quality.
Clean, Cleaner And Cleanest
A general rule that is simple yet extremely effective in marble care is cleaning your marble surface immediately after use. Just give your marble table top a quick wipe after a meal, or mop your marble floor regularly, and it will reward you handsomely. Cleaning may feel like a burden in the beginning, but sooner or later it will turn into a good habit. Since marble is technically refined limestone, it is highly recommended that you stay away from any acidic product, especially vinegar, to clean your marble. A good way is to only use special marble cleaners that are made for the type of surface you have.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
A good scratch or stain is one that never occurred. To protect your marble floor, invest on carpets or furniture pads which prevent scratches (and ear-piercing screeches) when tables and chairs are being dragged across the floor. Mats at entrances can stave off excess dirt on the floor and in your home. As for your marble table or countertop, it is a good idea to always use coasters when serving drinks. This is due to the fact that even a glass of plain water can leave an ugly rim on the surface, let alone other more corrosive juices and cocktails.
Uh-oh… I’ve Scratched/Stained It
You have had a busy day. We get it. And so you have neglected your beloved marble surface, albeit just for a while. As a result, it slowly turns into an unsightly yellowish hue, covered with countless lashes subjected inadvertently by your tired façade. This scenario is not uncommon amongst Singaporeans, but good news: it is not irreversible. Polishing your marble surface proves to be therapeutic. This is a multistep process which basically uses a variable-speed grinder and different grades of pads to polish the surface till it sparkles.
The last step to proper marble care is to coat the surface with a marble sealant. It is important to use the right sealant for the right surface – just read the label on the bottle. This additional layer effectively wards off stains and helps to keep the surface waterproof. A sealed marble can last many years without the need for servicing.
We Dare You To Care
At FloorXpert, we know you care for your marble, and so do we. Our professional technicians are always ready to service and provide advice on marble care. We also offer a wide range of products and services that will suit every marble enthusiast. So don’t wait any longer. Contact us today and make a booking.