Marble is somewhat less resilient and stain resistant than granite, and can get stained more easily. Always clean any stains as soon as they appear by wiping them off with a soft cloth. Avoid using general household cleaning products that may contain ammonia, acidic substances or other chemicals that can damage marbles. There are several brands of cleaners for natural stone so ask your nearest DIY store or the vanity set’s manufacturer for recommendations. Never use abrasive cleaning products or sponges, as these can scratch and damage the surface and especially the coating.
Soaps, toothpaste and other bathroom products can stain the material and cause some discoloration. To remove any discoloration from a bathroom marble counter, use only products that are specifically created for cleaning natural stone. If there are lime or calcium deposits on the surface, caused for example by a leaking tap, avoid using the normal lime scale removers and choose cleaners made for natural stones.
Unlike granite, which is resistant even to etching, marble can be easily etched if acidic products are spilled on its surface. If using marble in the bathroom, it is best to store cosmetics and other beauty products away from the counter and keep them in the vanity cupboard instead. Spillages from hair care products, soaps or nail polishes can stain and damage the counter especially if they are not cleaned away as soon as they appear.
Waxing the marble counter can be a good way to protect it and to make it look shiny. Many vanity tops made of marble need regular sealing, usually around every six months but the recommended time can vary. Always use sealers made for marble and other types of natural stone. A marble vanity top can be more expensive than most other materials, such as ceramic, but it will also last longer and is much easier to maintain. Check out Pegasus granite vanity tops, as they are one of the top manufacturers of this type of product.