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October 13, 2017

What Is Marble Etching?

If you ever find blemishing on your countertop, it will stick out in your kitchen and you may be embarrassed if your guest spots them.  The first thing to note is that marble is a soft stone and is prone to marks because of the calcium carbonate makeup of the stone.  Marble reacts terribly to acidic chemicals and over time it will eat away at the surface  and create dull spots called etches.  So next time you pour that glass of orange juice or wine, use a  coaster and be careful not to spill anything.

Etches are more visible with light and from different angles, so it is important to look at your kitchen from different angles and at different times of the day.  Etching can devalue the investment of your kitchen and potential buyers will see it as a sign of a poorly maintained home.

If left uncared for, your marble countertops will lose it shine and reflectiveness that it had when you first installed it.  Etching marks can go deep within your marble and but you can remove it by sanding it down and repolishing it by applying a thin layer of wax and buff it until it shines.  While etching marks are only noticeable at some angles, the marks are something that most homeowners can live with. However, if the etching mark feels rough , then you may need to consider marble repair and a professional re-polishing. Some issues require more special treatment than others if you are unsure of the proper

If you would like more information about marble etching or are in need of a new countertop. Contact Colonial Marble today and install a new kitchen or bathroom countertop today!

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