The four most frequently asked questions about marble
It’s always great to answer the many questions you ask us about marble, our passion and our work.
To make everyone share the wonderful conversations we face every day, we decided to collect here on the blog, in a series of articles, the most frequent requests that will allow you to get to know us better, than have a broader view of the product you buy on our shop </ a> and several tips for their maintenance from real experts.
- What is marble?
The name Marmo originates from the Greek marmaros, which means “shining stone”.
It is a metamorphic rock, consisting of mineral calcite and other minerals.
It has always been used for its beauty in architecture and sculpture, today we see a wide use of it also in construction and furnishing, highly appreciated for its particular way in which it reflects light.
The marble is distinguished by different colors, names and extractions, for the Marmoloves we have decided to use for the moment the white marble of Carrara and marble Botticino.
The white Carrara marble is extracted in the stone quarries of the Apuan Alps near Carrara and is the best known material in the world thanks to Michelangelo who used it a lot to make his works.
Botticino marble is extracted in Botticino in the province of Brescia, it has been extracted for over two thousand years and the Romans have made extensive use of it.
- How to keep the marble shiny?
To keep your marble healthy and shining for a long time there are some small steps to take in order to prevent wear and the likelihood that external agents will go to affect your products.
- avoid washing and cleaning it with acid and aggressive products
- avoid using steel wool to remove any stains.
It must always be remembered that it is a natural product and therefore alive and as such will suffer the passing of time which is also its beauty compared to synthetic products.
- Which substances can most easily stain it?
Marble is stained if it comes into contact with substances that contain acids or alcohol.
If this should happen we recommend that you clean it promptly with water and neutral soap and if it has not been too long, you can prevent or avoid the stain.
- What to do in case of blemishes?
All Marmoloves are treated with a protective (food free) just to limit as much as possible the possibility that they may be stained but if it should happen we only recommend trying to clean with water and neutral soap without resorting to DIY media.
If the sign is already printed on your beloved Marmoloves don’t worry, small signs will add character and time to your product.
They will not prevent you from continuing to use it, on the contrary, they will give it a “lived” trait that is fascinating for natural stone objects.
All Marmoloves should not be washed in the dishwasher and should not be used in the oven!