Marble & Stone
Formed over thousands of years, each piece of marble carries the marks of its history, displaying the natural imperfections that make each piece unique.
To respect the authenticity of the natural material, our marble products have been sanded and polished to ensure that the stone retains its natural beauty while increasing its functionality. The non-chemical polish leaves a satin-smooth finish which repels liquid and dirt. Please be advised, however, that all liquids – including water – should never be left to dry on marble, as they will damage the surface. In addition to this, avoid any contact with acidic fruit or harsh and abrasive chemicals and corrosives.
We recommend that regular cleaning of marble is as gentle as possible. Dust the surface on a regular basis and gently wipe the surface with a damp cloth when needed. If necessary, you can add a bit of mild detergent. Ensure that the detergent is wiped away with a damp cloth. Never spray chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your marble. If the stone needs refreshment, we recommend using marble polish. To prevent ring marks, use coasters under glasses and any containers containing liquids. Always clean up spills immediately. Be careful with hard or abrasive objects, as these may scratch the delicate and porous surface of the marble.
Travertine is a soft stone material that has been formed by nature. There are therefore variations in the pattern and tonal qualities of the stone. The surface has been impregnated with a special stone sealer, but it may develop scratches over time due to everyday use. We recommend that you handle the product with care, keep the surface clean and avoid residues from food, spices and cleaning agents.
Travertine is sensitive to acidic solvents such as coffee, orange juice, tomato sauce, ketchup, wine, carbonated beverages etc. For that reason, it is best to clean up spills quickly with a damp cloth and a stone cleaning product. The longer a spill sits, the more likely it is to cause a stain, so it is imperative to be vigilant when it comes to spills. Even liquids such as water should be immediately blotted with a piece of tissue paper or dry cloth, as the water can seep through the stone’s pores and result in discolouration. Prevention is always the best remedy for maintaining the appearance of the natural stone. Apply a stone sealer at least once a year depending on the frequency of use (we recommend Dry Treat’s Stain-Proof). If you are using ceramic crockery with edges that may damage the stone, or glasses that may leave ring marks, please use coasters as a preventive measure. Also, be careful with hard objects that might scratch the surface during cleaning or regular use.
We recommend that you clean the travertine as gently as possible. Dust off the surface regularly and wipe the travertine with a damp cloth when needed. If necessary, you can add a bit of mild dishwashing detergent. Remove the soap with a clean damp cloth.
Never use dusting sprays or abrasive cleaners on your travertine, or cleaning agents containing vinegar, citrus, bleach, ammonia or store-bought products that contain acids, alkalis or other potentially harmful chemicals. If unsure, always spot test in an area out of sight.
Acrylic stone is an innovative combination of acrylic and stone. The material is highly durable, while having a smooth feel and textured expression. Wipe with a damp cloth.