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What to do with stains on artificial marble countertops

by:KingKonree     2021-05-03

Artificial marble is generally relatively high-quality, so it is often used as a good material for countertops. However, when daily maintenance of artificial marble, it will also encounter some problems. Let's take a look. .

What should I do if the artificial marble countertop is stained?

Marble is a porous material, so it is easy to stain. It is used for cleaning The water should be low, regularly wipe with a slightly damp cloth with a mild detergent, and then dry and polish with a clean soft cloth. Severely worn artificial marble countertops are difficult to handle. They can be wiped with steel wool and then polished with an electric sander to restore its luster. Or wipe it carefully with a liquid scrubbing agent. You can use lemon juice or vinegar to clean the stains, but the lemon should not stay on it for more than 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat the operation if necessary, then wash and dry. For minor scratches, special marble cleaners and care agents can be used.

The old or valuable artificial marble countertops should be handled by professionals. The painted artificial marble countertops must be treated with paint stripper, which should be carried out in accordance with the product instructions, and several layers may be required. After removing all the paint, wipe it with steel wool and polish it with an electric sander. For cosmetics, tea, and tobacco stains, apply hydrogen peroxide containing a few ounces of ammonia, leave it for two hours, then wash and dry it. For oil stains, use alcohol), wood spirit or lighter electric oil to wipe, then wash and dry. If the artificial marble countertop is stained by wine or coffee or burnt by cigarette butts, you should consider asking someone to repair it.

Three key points for the purchase of marble

Color: If you want to present the feeling of spatial black and white contrast, you can use white Stone expresses cleanliness and texture; while black or dark-colored stone can be applied to the plane, the texture of the stone is used to express the sense of hierarchy, and the white stone is used on the facade to give the taste of black and white contrast.

Special color/texture: Special color stone can make the home space more variability. Choose the red summer wood tree stone and use it on the back wall of the sofa in the living room. The front and back scenery can be used to create space features. In addition, , You can also choose jade-like green stones to be used on the porch floor, to show the spatial tension through the feeling of marble against the grain.

Brightness and texture: If you want the space to present a bright and high-quality texture, it will be reflected in the price, and higher costs will be required. Therefore, the budget and texture must be measured, and the suitable stone and application area must be selected from it. .

The difference between natural marble countertops and artificial marble countertops

Natural marble

Advantages: natural pattern , After polishing, it feels good and has strong hardness. Compared with artificial marble, it is much more wear-resistant. It is not afraid of coloring, has pores and will penetrate.

Disadvantages: part of it is radiated, natural marble is brittle, flatness is poor and easy to break, stone joints are very obvious, can not be seamless splicing, easy to breed bacteria, insufficient elasticity, difficult to repair, rapid temperature changes A rupture occurred. The price is relatively expensive.

Artificial marble

Advantages: no radiation, a variety of colors, relatively natural, soft and tough, the stone joints are not obvious, and the sense of group is strong.

Disadvantages: chemically synthesized things, some of which are harmful to the human body, have poor transparency, low hardness, fear of scratching, fear of hot, fear of coloring.

Whether it is artificial marble or natural marble, when we choose marble countertops, we should not be greedy for small and cheap. Choosing a good marble is the best for the body. The guarantee. The purchase of artificial marble requires the relevant inspection report issued by the manufacturer, so that the quality can be guaranteed.

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