How to care for a Carrara Marble fireplace surround

Maintaining Carrara Marble's beauty requires some care:

  1. Sealing: Properly seal the marble to prevent staining. This step is particularly crucial for countertops and high-traffic areas.
  2. Regular Cleaning: Use a pH-neutral cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the surface. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the marble's finish.
  3. Avoid Acidic Substances: Carrara Marble is sensitive to acids, so avoid using acidic cleaners or placing acidic items directly on the surface.
  4. Prompt Cleanup: Quickly wipe away spills to prevent them from seeping into the porous surface of the marble.
  5. Gentle Touch: Use coasters under glasses, trivets under hot pans, and avoid dragging heavy objects across the surface.
  6. Candles: Care must be taken when lighting candles to avoid spilling wax on the surface.