Granite is categorized as a calcareous stone. It is written mainly of calcium carbonate (like pearls and shells ). However, since Calcium Carbonate is sensitive to acidic solutions, any dab of lemon juice or other acidic spill will leave a subtle mark.
That is why we will need to warn you: don’t, by any means, use vinegar .
So, how do you wash your marble countertops?
Take a bowl and mix warm water and gentle dish soap (be sure it does not contain any type of acid). Fill a spray bottle with it, and then spray on the counter lightly.
Even the cups and glasses which have an acidic solution can permeate its content to your own marble and harm it. Thus, use coasters all of the time.
If your marble isn’t on the kitchen countertops, but in your floors, you may want mop as often as possible. Don’t forget to use a clean rag. If you take advantage of a solution, go for one that’s mainly alkaline.
If you choose to vacuum, ensure that each and every component of your vacuum is in good shape to be able to prevent scratching the surface of the ground.
You may also use rugs and mats to lessen the number of dirt and dust in your flooring, because they may scratch the rock.
You may say: yes, well, my marble is sealed. This is a terrific thing to have! But using a sealed marble does not mean that it is incorruptible, it merely makes it more resistant.
So, when an accident happens and you have an ugly stain on your rock, identifying the sort of stain is the key to removing it.
Organic: A tea, coffee, wine and similar type of stains might lead to a pinkish-brown stain. If your marble is in outside, time, rain and sun will eliminate it, if the instance is inside your home, wash with 12% hydrogen peroxide and a couple of drops of ammonia.
Ink/paint: Use hydrogen peroxide to get clear colored stones.
Water Spots and Rings: Hard water may collect and blot your marble. Buff with dry 0000 steel wool and your floor or counter will be like new!
I don’t have any stains, but scrapes!