Marble countertops are an investment in your home and your lifestyle. They brighten up any kitchen and can lead a touch of elegance to a dinner party. Protecting them so they can last a lifetime is an easy decision. Marble, like many beautiful things, is fragile and can be prone to etching. This is when the stone reacts to acid that touches the surface; it is a chemical reaction and is different than a stain. Lemon juice or harsh cleaners touching the surface of the counters results in dull spots or rings and can appear like the surface of the counter has been scratched.
How can you protect your marble counters?
Finding something to protect the counter seems like an obvious choice, but deciding what to use can be difficult. There are several brands and products on the market that offer to seal your marble and protect the counter from scratches and etching. These products are chemicals that you can apply yourself directly to the counter, which then absorb into the stone and leave a thin layer on the surface which can prevent contact with damaging liquids. There are other products that act as a seal that wraps the stone in a durable and low visibility coating that protects similar to laminating a sheet of paper.
Do they work?
Having products that promise a result is one thing, products that really work are another. It is clear that these products can create a seal to protect your counters. They will prevent small spills and drops from leaving damaging etches on your counters. This protection is great and can provide you with peace of mind, especially if you have children or grandchildren who are prone to spills. It may be that this freedom to relax is all you need to make sure you can enjoy your kitchen without anxiety. We at MORE™ Surface Care offer a wide range of natural stone sealers, and sealers for grout, ceramic, and porcelain. These are all water-based products so they are safer for you, your family, and the planet.
But you might want even more protection from etching for your natural stone surfaces. If that sounds like you, we are proud to offer MORE™ AntiEtch™. MORE™ AntiEtch™ will stop etching and staining caused by acidic foods and liquids. This innovative solution forms a durable, ultra-low visibility, super-thin, coating that prevents the toughest stains and caustic solutions from coming in contact with your marble countertop surface.
With MORE™ AntiEtch™ you can enjoy your marble with MORE™ peace of mind and freedom.
Is it worth it?
If you are a family that loves to eat at your counters or is a little bit messy while cooking, it can help to get a seal on your counters to provide some assurance that a small slip up or spill won't become a lasting memory etched into your counter. Finding the right product and even hiring the right professional to apply it will be key in ensuring that you have the right protection for your counters.Preventing spills and using proper cleaners, sealing your stone, or having a professional install MORE™ AntiEtch™ can ensure that your marble lasts for a long time and you can enjoy it with peace mind.