Taking care of marble countertops doesn’t need to be a chore. After all, this stone is a high-end, luxurious material sold all across the country, which means there is reliable professional support and diverse availability of commercial solutions to help you on this mission. With that in mind, finding the best marble countertop cleaner is not a challenging task, even among the many options on the market.
In this article, we’ll bring you a brief buying guide to enlighten your worries and lessen your cleaning problems. Keep reading to read about our suggested products – or click here to check, step by step, how to clean marble countertops on a daily basis.
Marble countertop cleaner: which one should I choose?
First of all, there are plenty of great cleaners out there – that’s for sure. Some of them will deliver better results than common handmade solutions, although you don’t necessarily have to use strong chemicals to keep your marble clean.
However, you may find their effects very interesting – particularly if your countertop is stained and can’t be fixed by conventional methods – so it’s up to you to decide. Just remember to make sure you only try out cleaners that are specially designed for marble.
But what are those, then? Well, that’s what you’re here for.
Check out the following chemicals that you can find for sale at your nearest construction store. Always remember to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and wear due protection!
MB Stone Care’s MB-5 Marble Spray Cleaner
The MB Stone Care’s MB-5 Marble Spray Cleaner works on marble and granite – so if you have both at home, this one holds great cost-benefit. With a non-streak formula, this cleaner comes from a rich, reputable company in the marble industry and will get rid of dirty spots with ease.
MarbleLife’s Marble and Travertine Cleaner
MarbleLife’s Marble and Travertine Cleaner is recommended by a lot of professionals due to its versatility and power. Other than marble countertops, this one can be used on tiles, showers, and grouts, also being pet-friendly and easy to use. Just spray and swipe, then flip your cloth to buff dry – this won’t damage your sealant, so don’t worry.
Marble and Tile Concentrated Cleaner
The Marble and Tile Concentrated Cleaner is a product by Black Diamond, which has been dealing with marble products since the 90s. This chemical formula has great reviews on websites and, as experts, we confirm its efficiency. It is a concentrated, more affordable solution compared to traditional marble cleaners.
All options listed above have a pH level of 7 to 10 – which serves as the perfect range to clean marble surfaces without compromising their outer structure. Any solution with a pH below 6 or above 12 can cause dangerous and irreversible marks to your countertop.
Practices to avoid
On top of that, you should also keep in mind the actions you must not do to your countertop in order to preserve its look and lifetime. Check out the following tips to prevent damaging them in the long run:
- Don’t use the scrubby side of sponges or steel wool;
- Don’t let spillages and food residue on your surface;
- Don’t use harsh cleaners containing ammonia, vinegar, or lemon;
- Beware of all acid substances, like citric juices, tomato sauce, ketchup, wine, and so on;
- Avoid most commercial disinfecting cleaners, such as anything with bleach;
- Don’t forget to use cutting boards, coasters, and trivets;
- Don’t sit or stand on your marble countertops (high chance of cracking!);
- Don’t use marble countertops as a workbench (any wrong move and you’ve got a scratch).
As always, once cleaned, the ideal course of action is to seal your marble countertop every six months following this cleanup session. Read all about it here.
Check out as well: What Is the Cost of Marble Countertops?
Eagle Stones can restore your marble countertop for you
If the worse has happened (like stains, scratches, and etch marks that don’t go away), don’t hesitate to get professional help from stone experts. You see, even though we make avail of some techniques to remove such inconveniences, many old, worn-out countertops might require polishing, which takes expertise and special equipment instead of just a marble countertop cleaner.