Caring For Marble and Natural Stone Objects

Many people love the luxurious look and feel that marble brings to any space. When you bring a piece of marble or natural stone into your home, you gain a beautiful piece of decor that will last the test of time if cared for correctly. 

Follow the guidelines on this page to keep your new treasures from A’Object in perfect condition. 

Routine Cleaning

Marble should be cleaned regularly using a soft cloth, warm water, and a very small amount of mild pH-neutral detergent such as dishwashing liquid. Don’t scrub or you may damage the surface of the stone, just dab the object gently and lightly. 

It’s important to know that as a natural product, marble is porous, which means it will absorb tiny amounts of liquids it comes into contact with. So keep strong products like vinegar or bleach and acidic products like lemon far away from your marble - the chemicals will leak into the stone and damage it. 

Stains & Scratches

While marble is a hard stone, it will scratch if rubbed with something abrasive. When cleaning your stone, use a soft cloth such as microfibre and avoid scrubbing hard. 

As for stains, due to the porous nature of stone your marble will stain if liquids are not wiped away as soon as possible. If a spill happens, resist the urge to wipe in a circular motion - it will only spread the stain. 

Instead, blot the area to remove as much liquid as you can. Then flush the area with clean water and blot once again with a clean cloth. Use an absorbent cloth as it will draw out the staining liquid from the stone.

Think of marble as more stain-resistant than stain-proof. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, raspberries and watermelon, coffee, wine, and other highly pigmented liquids may still leave a light stain even if you are quick with the cloth. So keeping your objects out of harm’s way is a good way to ensure accidents won’t compromise the ‘perfect imperfection’ of your stone pieces.