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How to care for new, and newly refinished marble and stone counters

Apr 30, 2024

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If you’ve recently had your stone surfaces refinished, have new stone installed or treated with our microthin UV-cured protection, it’s essential to follow these basic steps to maintain their appearance. Preserving the beauty and integrity of your stone surfaces will take a blend of simple maintenance and preventive measures. Here’s a guide to help you ensure your stone surfaces retain their stunning appearance every day:

How to take car of new or newly finished stone countersRecommendations for All Stone Surfaces:

  1. Use Coasters and Trivets: Protect your stone surfaces from scratches, heat damage, and moisture rings by using coasters for drinks and trivets for hot dishes.
  2. Regular Maintenance Inspections: Keep an eye out for any signs of wear or damage on your stone surfaces. Cracks, chips, or dull spots should be addressed promptly to prevent further deterioration. Consult with a professional stone restoration expert if you notice any significant issues beyond your expertise.
  3. Avoid Impact and Pressure: While stone surfaces are durable, they’re not indestructible. Avoid dropping heavy objects or applying excessive pressure to prevent chips, cracks, or scratches.
  4. Regular Cleaning: Dust and dirt can accumulate on stone surfaces over time, dulling their appearance. Establish a routine for regular cleaning using a soft, microfiber cloth and use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for stone surfaces, like GT1 from MB Stone Care.

Recommendations for Stone Surfaces without Coatings or Additional Protection:

  1. Prompt Stain Removal: Accidents happen, but quick action can prevent stains from setting into your stone. Blot spills immediately with a clean cloth to absorb the liquid. Avoid wiping, as this can spread the stain.
  2. Sealant Application: Depending on the type of stone, applying a sealant can help protect the surface from stains and moisture penetration. Consult with a professional to determine the appropriate sealant for your stone and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and reapplication.

By following these recommendations tailored to your stone surfaces, you can ensure their longevity and maintain their aesthetic appeal for years to come.

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