Marble Furniture Care

Marble is a natural product varying in color, texture and veining.  It is commonly used on a variety of furniture pieces including table and dresser tops.  Marble table tops are highly durable and need minimal care to maintain their beauty.  Every marble top is unique; no two tables will have the same shades or patterns.  It is very porous and can be stained. 

Marble Furniture Care Tips

  • The marble sold in our showrooms is not sealed.  Sealer can be purchased at home improvement or big box stores and applied in the home.

  • Table runners, place mats, and coasters should be used to reduce the chances of marking or damaging the marble.  Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol and citrus juices.  Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the stone surface.

  • Do not place hot items directly on the stone.  Use trivets or mats under hot dishes.

  • Wipe any spills immediately with a clean cloth to avoid staining.  

  • Stone surfaces can be cleaned with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores), or a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water.  Use a clean, soft cloth for best results.  Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.

  • Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble.  Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with a soap solution, changing the rinse water frequently.  Dry with a soft cloth.

  • Do not use scouring powders or creams as these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface. 

  • A good quality marble wax (Johnson’s Shine-Up) or non-yellowing automobile paste wax can be applied to minimize water spotting and increase luster.