What is marble?
According to Geology.com, marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) and usually contains other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite.
Under the conditions of metamorphism, the calcite in the limestone recrystallizes to form a rock that is a mass of interlocking calcite crystals. A related rock, dolomitic marble, is produced when dolostone is subjected to heat and pressure.
How long do marble countertops last?
When compared to other natural stone materials, marble stands out as one of the longest lasting materials available to home and business owners today. Marble lasts somewhere around twice as long as most other natural stone materials used in countertops and flooring. The National Association of Home Builders has stated that marble is one of only a couple materials that can last in a home for over 100 years. It is however important to note that some marble is manufactured and created with resin, which is not as long lasting or resilient as natural marble.
In order to get this extended lifespan out of your marble surfaces, it is important that you maintain the condition of your natural stone. This can be done through professional cleaning, sealing, and polishing services. If you fail to protect your marble surfaces sufficiently, you may notice your marble becomes damaged, less attractive, and not as strong as anticipated. Modern Stone Care in Houston is here to help you get the most out of your natural stone surfaces. Whether you have marble countertops, floors, or another natural stone material in your space, we can help protect it.
Marble Maintenance in Houston
When it comes to cleaning your marble floors at home, you will want to be very careful about which cleaning products you use. The safest bet is using a cleaner specifically designed to clean natural stone surfaces. Our specialized in-house Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. Its no-rinse, streak-free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.
In addition to at home maintenance, it is important to stay on top of having your marble surfaces treated by a professional. If your marble floors have not been professionally serviced in the last year, you are overdue. Contact Modern Stone Care in Houston to get the most out of your natural stone surface and keep them looking great for decades to come.
Top Natural Stone Experts in Houston
Modern Stone Care is the premier natural stone care company in Houston! We work with a wide range of natural stone materials including slate, marble, travertine, granite, limestone, and more, Natural stone can last a lifetime whenever it is properly cared for, however, when natural stone is not handled properly, you can easily damage it. Make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your investment and keep your natural stone surfaces looking great for a lifetime when you work with our natural stone experts!
Natural Stone Services in Houston TX
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Cypress, Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball, and The Woodlands.