A traditional and cost-effective way to polish marble countertops has been to use baking soda, but this method may actually ruin the stone in the long run and should be avoided. If you’re going to polish the marble countertop yourself, we advise you to purchase a ready-made re-polishing and sealing kit, which comes with instructions and everything you need.
Properly caring for a marble countertop will help you significantly prolong the appeal and gleam of the material. And caring for a marble countertop is not necessarily all that complicated - all you need is a soft cloth, warm water, and a few drops of the mild cleaning agent. Marble is extremely delicate, so make sure you avoid using any abrasive materials. Even washing powder or soap will leave residue on the surface, so make sure you rinse the area very well and wipe dry with a soft clean towel.
Marble is very heat resistant and can stand up well to hot pots and pans. Even in the bathroom, a styling tool like a curling iron won’t damage the surface unless left on the countertop for a long time. Marble is even a popular surface for fireplaces due to its heat resistance.
Typically, the industry standard for a marble kitchen island countertop is around 1 ¼ inch (3 cm) thick, and for a marble vanity top, the marble may be around ¾ inches (2 cm) thick. While they do carry a 20-40% price difference, it’s recommended to use the 3cm thick marble for any countertop that will be incurring a significant amount of stress.
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