• Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing

  • Do blot up spills immediately

  • Do protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats

  • Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces

  • Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners

  • Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers

  • Don't mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas

  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the stone surface

  • Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface.

Information provided courtesy of the Marble Institute of America