Prevention is key. Whatever marble you have in your home, sealing it every few months is a good idea. According to the Marble Institute, sealants don’t make the stone stain-proof but they do make it more stain resistant—giving you a bit more time to get to big spills. Check with whoever supplied your marble for their recommendations on the right products to use (and remember to make sure it’s food safe if you’re using it in the kitchen). For marble floors, coffee tables, and other high-traffic surfaces, invest in some furniture pads and some coasters—better safe than sorry.
Daily cleaning. For routine maintenance and spills you catch quickly, warm, soapy water is the best for the job—just make sure to rinse well, sop up any standing water, and thoroughly dry the surface. Also note that for marble, acid is kryptonite—so do your best to keep things like wine and lemon juice (or even cleaners that contain vinegar) away from the surface. And if they do spill, tend to them as quickly as possible. For marble floors, start with a dust mop; you want to avoid anything abrasive on the surface, and dirt and sand being dragged around by a vacuum could do more damage than you intend.
Getting out pesky stains. If you don’t catch a spill quickly (hello, red wine spilled at a lasts-until-2am dinner party), there’s hope. For most organic food stains, the Marble Institute recommends cleaning with a solution of 12% hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia; if you spilled anything oil-based, like a vinaigrette, and the stain has set, attack it (gently) with a liquid cleanser that contains “household detergent, mineral spirits, or acetone.”
Correcting etching. For water spots, light scratches, and nicks, try buffing your marble with dry #0000 steel wool. Anything deeper than surface level scratches will require a professional’s help, so if you left a lemon out on the counter and now it’s both etched and left a stain, go ahead and use the above recommendations for food stains to take care of the latter. Sadly, the etching will likely need to be polished by a professional—so be careful where you leave your cut lemons!
At the beginning of each year, we send our furniture boffins out on fact-finding missions. They go to Italy, Germany and even to China in search of the latest trends and developments in furniture. When they come back, their heads are spinning with new ideas and their notepads are full of information about which new styles are going to be sweeping the nation over the next 12 months.
When they returned from their world tour, they had some news, this year, it seems, ceramics are the must-have item. We currently have a few stunning ceramic ranges to choose from, which include ceramic dining tables, ceramic coffee tables, ceramic lamp tables and ceramic sideboards. These ranges have proved popular, so today, we thought we’d list some of the benefits of going ceramic.
Ceramic Furniture Looks Great
Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder; however, a dining table with a ceramic top just has an extra bit of panache and style than its competitors! Take the wonderfully sleek and cool extendable Westin dining table. Everyone has their own opinion and tastes, but the distinctiveness of a ceramic table makes it more attractive in my eyes. And on that note…
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