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How to Treat Outdoor Marble

Learning how to treat outdoor marble is essential if you’re going to keep your outdoor space looking amazing.

 

Marble can give your backyard a luxurious lift. Surround the marble tiles of your conversation area with comfortable seating and patio lanterns for an outdoor space that is truly rave-worthy. From marble countertops for your conversation table, bar top, or barbecue to sleek marble tiling in your conversation area, marble gives an undeniable beauty to any space – even outdoors!

Marble is a beautiful, but porous material that requires some extra steps to make sure that your stone stays looking polished and protected. This article tells you how to treat outdoor marble for an effortlessly beautiful yard.

Accept your Marble

Marble is an organic material that keeps changing over time in different shades of beauty. It will shade and etch and build character. The marble you start out with is likely not going to be the same marble you will see in 10 or 15 years’ time. To really learn to love your outdoor marble, you need to accept that it will change.

Keep your Marble Clean

One of the best ways of protecting your marble from stains and damage is by spot cleaning it regularly with a marble cleaner. Shield your marble table or counters with a coverlet when the weather gets bad or move it into storage to prevent damage or etching.

Be cautious of what is being put on your marble, but not too overprotective. As you learned, your marble will change over time, especially when exposed to the elements. Just learn to enjoy the journey.

Be Cautious of Certain Cleaners

Stay far away from acid-based cleaners. These can be harmful to your marble and cause unnecessary staining. If you happen to spill a glass of homemade lemonade or a splash of vinegar onto your marble surface wipe it up quickly before it has the chance to etch your marble.

How to Treat Outdoor Marble over Time

Marble needs to breathe, meaning it isn’t always necessary to seal it. Consult with Marmol on whether or not your project should be sealed or not.  If you opted for a honed finish to your marble countertop, you may choose to have it polished somewhere down the road. This will help restore a shiny, pristine finish.

Marble can enhance your outdoor space and transform your patio into your new favorite place to entertain. Learning how to treat outdoor marble will help it last longer.

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