How to Properly Clean Your Marble Countertop


Most people have marble countertops in their bathrooms. Many people do not know how to properly clean their marble countertops, however. There are special precautions for marble countertops, floors and tiles.

Like any material, marble requires a certain type of care.

You do not want to use an acidic or harsh products on marble surfaces. You also want to avoid using most typical household cleaners. Things like bath products, shaving creams, mouthwash, toothpaste and others will not typically harm the surface, but you should still avoid letting any spill come in contact with the counter. Normal soaps and shampoos in a marble shower are usually not a problem. Most hygiene products used when showering won’t scratch marble shower surfaces and all the water washes them away, so stains are also uncommon.

Soap scum will start to build-up in all marble bathroom showers, so for this use hard water or soap scum remover.

Drinks like wine, soda and coffee are known to stain marble surfaces.

You should always avoid setting these types of drinks down because they are acidic enough to leave stains. In addition, these substances can leave the surfaces dull and not as smooth.

Marble is relatively easy to clean and care for, you just have to know what not to use.

Anything acidic or with a lemon base will definitely compromise the quality of the marble. The best and easiest way to clean a marble countertop surface is by using warm, soapy water and rubbing with a nonabrasive sponge. It is simple and will get the job done.

If you are considering marble countertop installation in your kitchen or bathroom, reach out to one of the experts at MGM Marble today. We install a variety of countertops and are happy to assist you with any questions you may have.