Clean and Care

Due to marble characteristics you must avoid acid solutions coming into contact with marble, this applies to cleaning products as well (vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acid).

To minimize the effect of etching and staining you should protect this beautiful and natural material carefully.

Wiping the surfaces with warm water and a nonabrasive sponge or soft cloth is the best method for cleaning but will not remove etching or stains have had time to permeate the surface.

Marble

WHAT YOU CAN’T USE

  • Do not use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices; use placemats under ceramics, silver or other solid objects that may scratch the stone surface. 

  • Do not use bleach, ammonia, general-purpose cleaners or abrasive cleaning agents. 

  • Do not use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners. 

  • Do not use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone. 

  • Don’t leave pools of water on marble surface, as this could end up leaving a stain.

 

WHAT YOU CAN USE

  • Marble surfaces can be treated with a special anti-stain and anti-oil product;

  • Professional refinishing is recommended to remove etch marks and restore the stone's natural finish. However, if you don’t have access to it, you can manually remove stains. If a stain is particularly difficult, use a soft scrub pad to buff out the stain and wipe it with a cloth to remove the dust.

Finally, you may apply a stone sealant to re-establish protection on the affected area. If you choose to seal your marble, use a quality product and follow the manufacturer's directions for use. (Stone sealants can be purchased at almost any home improvement center.)

Do not, under any circumstances, use abrasive or aggressive products, acidic detergents, bleach, abrasive paper or steel wool.

Metal

Never use alcohol or detergents on metals.

Use only thin cotton or extra soft cloths. We recommend stained metals to be cleaned by professionals.

The polished metals should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Do not use ointments or commercial waxes directly on the materials as they may scratch or damage the finish.

Timber and lacquers

Woods and lacquers bring depth and beauty to the products. Even being protected with varnish and other finishes they are susceptible to erosion. The items should only be cleaned with a soft cloth.

Don’t use commercial ointments or waxes. Wood and lacquers should not be close to heaters or air conditioners to avoid excessive drying or exposure to moisture.

Avoid extreme humidity changes at home, as extremely dry air can cause damage to the wood and crack the lacquer.

Don’t place hot or damp objects directly on the wood.

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