Marble Etching vs. Staining

If you are noticing some stubborn discoloration or damage to your natural stone floors or counters, there are a couple of possibilities as to what may be happening on these surfaces. Etching and staining are two common issues and, since treatments for these problems are approached differently, it will be helpful first to determine which of these might be occurring before attempting to restore your beautiful surfaces. So what’s the difference? Is it Etching? This type of damage occurs when a chemical reaction takes place which eats away at the stone and causes corrosion on the material. Most often, the...

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Will Sealing Marble Prevent Etching?

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...

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What Causes Marble Etching?

The look of a marble countertop in a kitchen can instantly upgrade the feel. It looks so nice it might even make you think you can cook better. Marble also provides quite a bit of utility with its ability to withstand heat from dishes while also cleaning up simply with a microfiber cloth and quick wipe. Each slab is completely unique as well, so there is no chance that the neighbors can have the same one. What could be the downside? What is etching? If you have ever been to a fancy bar or even the home of your friend...

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