Marble is a natural material. It’s a living material.
Marble breathes. It ages. It changes over time. And it needs to be cared for, nourished, and preserved. Take good care of your marble and it will maintain its functional beauty for a lifetime.
Unlike plastics and most man-made materials, the surface of marble (and other natural stones) is porous. In sense, it breathes. Knowing that one simple fact, tells us that we need to treat our marble surfaces accordingly, and depending on where we have it installed.
On counter tops we are probably going to want a highly polished surface, and then to further seal that surface with a professional grade sealant.
On floors we will also want to protect our beautiful marble surfaces with a high wearing sealant. Otherwise, we risk having it stain whenever liquids spill on it.
On the other hand, we might want to look at different options for looking after our stone surfaces, perhaps only cleaning the natural open pored surface of a travertine wall. Although, travertine that is subject to wear, should also be sealed with a professional grade marble sealant.