Marble Table Top Care Singapore
Do you have a table top made of marble? Surely, you must have seen the beauty in marble and its alluring colours. Its versatility is unmatched – it can blend into any background, be it traditional, modern, sophisticated or plain. It can go hand in hand with just about any decoration, ornaments and embellishments, and it compliments almost all pieces of furniture in your home in Singapore.
Not A Loner
However, your showpiece marble table top cannot be left unattended, especially in the presence of children. If your beloved young ones use it as a colouring table, you can bet that there will be scratches, however minute, left permanently. This is because marble is quite a soft stone compared to other materials like granite and quartz, hence it is very susceptible to scratches and stains. It also does not tolerate extremes of temperature well, and signs will be visible if you place hot or cold things directly on its surface. On top of it, marble needs regular cleaning and occasional maintenance.
How To Care?
With the above potential issues in mind, it is imperative that your marble table top receives proper care. Fortunately, this is not a huge challenge for anyone to do. First of all, you should always use coasters for any drink, be it a cup of hot tea, a bottle of beer or even a glass of plain water. If not, you run into the risk of leaving an ugly ring mark on your favourite table top. Likewise, hot meals should be served with an underlying table pad for protection from direct contact. A spill, however small, should be immediately wiped up with a warm, damp cotton cloth, lest you risk permanent stains. This is more so if it is an acidic liquid like lemonade, orange juice or some Coca-Cola. Speaking of acid, common household cleaning fluids have a pH value less than seven, hence it is highly recommended that you use one that is specially made for marble. A few times yearly, you can use soap to clean, but make sure it is mild and remember to wipe it once more with a cotton cloth after that.
Sealing Is Caring
When you buy a marble table top, always check if there is a protective seal coating it. This seal is very important in preventing stains and scratches, much like a tempered glass on your phone screen. Hence if there isn’t any seal, the first thing you should do is to send it to a professional to do the coating. But this is not the end of the story – marble table tops must be recoated at least once every couple of years, depending on frequency of use.
We Care For You
As professionals in all things marble, we at FloorXpert are here to help you. Our team of experienced technicians can assist you in coating your beloved marble table top in a seal of the highest quality. We can also polish your table top and give you some valuable advice on day-to-day care. Besides, we have other products for sale and also provide services on other marble things, such as the floor, polishing and many more. So why wait? Call us now and make a booking today.
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