The popular cleaner you should avoid using on marble surfaces

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Disinfecting wipes are convenient for many purposes and sanitize high-touch surfaces, but because they are made with harsh cleaning chemicals, natural stone counters are not compatible with the wipes. Containing a high amount of citric acid and sometimes bleach, these acidic wipes will damage the surface of the porous marble by causing a deterioration of the surface’s protective sealer and leaving etching, or dull marks and discoloration. This etching is more noticeable on polished or dark colored countertops, but all marble is affected when exposed to acid and harsh cleaners. Depending on the level of etching, it can be repaired with specialty products or sanding, but avoiding contact with damaging cleaning chemicals is the better proactive route to keeping your countertops in their best shape.

Rather than disinfecting wipes, it is recommended that you clean your marble countertops with a mixture of warm water and a mild dish soap. If you need to disinfect, add some diluted rubbing alcohol to the mixture to create a safe cleaner that will keep your marble countertops sanitized and sparkling without damaging the surface. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and apply to the marble surface with a soft microfiber cloth. Additionally, regularly re-applying sealer every three to six months will keep your countertops protected from minor spills and looking their best.

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