How do I maintain my marble table?

Tips to keep your marble table in tip-top shape

Besides the beautiful print, the great thing about marble is that this material lasts a lifetime. This means that when you purchase a marble table, you bring a sustainable piece of design into your home.

At Table du Sud, the marble has been treated with a product that provides the open structure with a protective layer. However, some care in the use and maintenance of marble remains important. We would happily tell you some more!

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Regular cleaning is important to keep your marble beautiful. First of all, make sure you have the right cleaning agents at hand, such as our special marble spray.  Marble is sensitive to scratches. That means you shouldn't use scouring pads and aggressive cleaning agents. Do you want to thoroughly clean your marble table? This is what you need:

- A bucket of lukewarm water
- A soft cloth or sponge (not an abrasive sponge)
- Green soap, soda, or a special cleaning agent for marble
- Clean water
- A dry cloth or a chamois 

Step-by-step plan for cleaning marble

1. Make a solution of green soap, soda, or marble cleaner. It's better to use too little than too much cleaning agent! If you use too much green soap, a thin greasy layer will remain on the marble. Dirt and dust can adhere to this more easily, so that the marble gets dirty faster in the long term.
2. Try a concealed area first to make sure the soapy water doesn't stain.
3. Then carefully clean the marble with the soapy water and a cloth or sponge. Don't rub too hard to avoid scratching. Wipe the surface in a circular motion.
4. Wipe the marble with clean water, so that no residue remains from the cleaning agent you've used.
5. Dry the marble thoroughly with a dry cloth or a chamois.


Because marble is a porous natural stone, it's easy to get stains and circles. Marble is particularly quickly damaged by acidic liquids such as vinegar, lemon juice, and orange juice. This is because the acid affects the lime that makes up the marble. Black coffee can also leave annoying circles. As with many things, prevention is better than cure. So make sure you have a stack of nice coasters and coasters ready for under your cups and glasses.

Removing dull stains

Have you caused a stain on a marble surface? Then it's most important that you take immediate action and don't allow the stain to set. To make stains disappear you need the following:

- Clean water
- Natural detergent, such as baking soda
- Plastic or cling film
- A soft cloth or sponge (not an abrasive sponge)
- A dry cloth or a chamois
- A portion of patience

Step-by-step plan for removing stains

1. Wet the stain with water.
2. Make a paste of clean water and baking soda. You can also make a paste of water, flour, and mild detergent.
3. Cover the stain with the paste and cover it with a piece of plastic or cling film.
4. Leave the paste on for at least 24 hours and then remove it with a wet cloth.
5. Dry thoroughly with a dry cloth or a chamois.

Tip 1: You can carefully try to remove a stubborn stain with a little hydrogen peroxide. Just don't try this on dark marble, as this material may discolour.

Tip 2: Cover a grease stain with corn starch that you leave for 20 minutes. The flour absorbs the fat, so you can easily wipe it away after. It may still happen that your marble is affected by acids. Unfortunately, this cannot always be prevented.


Once there is a scratch in the marble, it's not so easy to remove. Small, superficial scratches are often less visible if you clean the marble as we described above.

Is there a deeper scratch in the marble? Then you can try to remove the scratch with very fine sandpaper. Proceed carefully and be careful not to make extra scratches! Tip: Looking for an alternative to marble? Take a look at our ceramic tables

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