How to Clean Cultured Marble Countertops
What You Need
For the same veining and shine of real marble at a fraction of the price, homeowners are looking to modernize their countertops, sinks, and vanities with cultured marble more and more frequently. This non-porous, resilient material is created with 75% marble dust and 25% resin, topped with a durable gel coating.
Cultured marble is a great countertop option for bathrooms, as the surface naturally resists mildew, so it's ideal in areas where moisture can be a problem.
Knowing how to clean cultured marble countertops, sinks, and other surfaces - and doing so regularly - is the best way to keep these areas free from stubborn stains, mineral deposits, and soap scum. Harsh chemicals like bleach and abrasive cleaners can damage the coating on your cultured marble, making it appear dull and causing chemical scuffs. You should also avoid cleaning with white vinegar, as the acid can cause it to pit and lose shine.
Similarly, abrasive tools, like scouring pads, steel wool, or stiff scrub brushes can also leave scratches and scuffs on your cultured marble surfaces.
Regular cleaning with non-abrasive Simple Green Granite & Stone Cleaner gives surfaces a soft-streak-free shine to make natural and engineered stone look new again. The formula is ideal for use in kitchens and can be used daily on marble, granite, quartz, concrete, and more.
Cultured marble can last for years if maintained properly. It's easier said than done, but we advise wiping up spills as soon as you notice them and giving countertops a proper cleaning daily. You can also dry the surface after each use to minimize water stains.
Directions for Cleaning Cultured Marble Countertops:
- Move appliances. Unplug countertop appliances and move them to where they won't be in the way of cleaning. Wipe the countertop with a dry paper towel to remove loose crumbs.
- Apply Simple Green Granite & Stone Cleaner. Spray Simple Green Granite & Stone Cleaner on the countertops. Leave it sitting for a minute if you're cleaning heavy grime, grease, makeup, dried toothpaste, or other stubborn spots.
- Scrub, if necessary. Use a sponge or non-abrasive cloth to agitate.
- Wipe and rinse. Thoroughly wipe with a damp cloth, sponge or paper towels to ensure there is no residue left behind. Give the surface a final wipe-down with a non-abrasive soft cloth or paper towels for a streak-free finish.
- Dry and polish. For extra shine and protection, follow your cleaning with Simple Green Granite & Stone Polish. Give the countertops a final wipe down with a non-abrasive, soft cloth or paper towel for a clean, streak-free finish.
Do not use Simple Green Granite & Stone Polish on floors.