Italian marble soapstone countertops add a touch of luxury to any home. Whether in the kitchen or bathroom, these natural stone countertops are durable and last a lifetime if cared for properly. Part of caring for Italian marble countertops is proper cleaning. Do not buy the first spray to clean you see and apply it to your countertop dirty. Use the products and wrong methods to cleaning Italian marble finish can obscure or damage the stone itself. The best way to clean Italian marble countertops is a gentler method first and then using a strong cleaning product only if necessary.
Clean the hob with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. Rinse the cloth with warm water, then drain well and countertops clean again to remove any residue. Wipe the work surfaces with a microfiber cloth. Fill the sink with warm water. Add some drops of mild dish soap. Dip a soft cloth into the soapy water, drain well and soapstone countertops clean. Rinse and drain the cloth often. Rinse the surfaces with a clean, damp cloth and dry them with a microfiber cloth. Dampen a soft cloth with ammonia to dirt and grime stuck to the tops. Wash them thoroughly with the cloth, change to a clean and add more ammonia, as needed. Rinse the marble with clean, pure water, and then dry the countertop with a microfiber cloth.
Tips and Warnings
Use ammonia too often can dull the surface over time. Use ammonia only when necessary and if water and soap are not enough. Stone cleaners can also be used for cleaning Italian marble countertops. Apply a regular marble polish to restore surface gloss. Follow the label instructions for use marble polish on your soapstone countertops.