Marble is like a relationship. If you take good care of it, it can last a lifetime. That is why we teamed up with 'The Act of Caring', a Swedish company that makes durable furniture and interior care products to make your things last longer.
But before you hop over to our shop to get your favorite natural stone piece and/or the Marble Care products you need, there are some things that are good to know. Maybe you already know them, but hey - it is better to be safe than sorry, right?
Marble is a product of nature. Mother Nature gives what she has got so every piece is entirely unique. There is perfection in the imperfection. Little cracks and holes may be present.
Also, our products are handmade in smaller workshops in Turkey - only the green marble items are from India - which can result in slightly different shapes per colour or range. Kitchen and serving boards are finished by hand in our own workshop in Amsterdam.
DO'S & DONT'S
Boards can be used for cutting, but please note that it will leave marks on the surface.
Lemon, vinegar and other acidic products can stain the marble.
Beetroot, kurkuma and other strong pigments can leave marks.
Don’t let water, wine, coffee or other liquids get the chance to soak in.
Don’t drop your marble item.
Please remember that prevention is always better than cure.
Acidic cleaners like vinegar and bleach should not come into contact with marble.
Rough sponges will scratch the finish of the marble.
Always clean your marble piece with a mild, pH-neutral, non-abrasive soap.
You can mix a little soap into warm water in a spray bottle or simply put a few drops onto a wet cloth.
Be careful not to use too much soap, which may leave a film behind.
Wipe the marble surface down and follow immediately with a rinse and dry.
Our marble is the real deal so all colours are completely natural. What to expect?
THE BLACK COLLECTION is mostly black with white veins, but brown and grey colouring may appear. Most of our black marble accessories are high-gloss to intensify its blackness.
THE WHITE COLLECTION is natural white with grey veins and traces. The finishing is matte to keep the natural feel.
THE PINK COLLECTION can have traces of yellow or purple.
THE BURGUNDY COLLECTION is quite stable, which means the colours are mostly red and white, but some greenish and darker traces may appear. The items have a polished look since it matches the luxury feel of this range.
THE GREEN COLLECTION can be both lighter and darker green. These marble designs have a matte gloss finish.
Because of the uniqueness of the natural material you can imagine that the pictures used on our website are an indication of what products look like and you will never get the exact same product as shown in the pictures. Yup, the piece you get is one of a kind.
The treatment marble gets at our workshops defines the look and feel of the items we carry. Most of our marble items are - what we call - honed or polished, some are tumbled.
HONED: Honed marble has a matte finish. Most of our white, pink and green marble items are honed. It gives the marble a natural look.
POLISHED: Polished marble is glossy. Our black and burgundy marble designs are polished. It intensifies the natural color of the stone. Also our pink marble serving boards are polished.
TUMBLED: Tumbled marble has a vintage or rustic feel. We only use this treatment on our white marble coasters in square and hexagon shape.
HOW TO USE
When in doubt of how to use your marble piece, please remember that high-gloss items more easily stain than the marble pieces with a matte finish.
So yes, do serve your French cheeses on a honed white marble board, but while serving it on a polished black marble board please leave a bit of the paper wrapping of the cheese underneath it.
The same goes for our coasters. Our matte white and green marble coasters can handle a bit of liquid - as long as it's not coffee or red wine - but please be aware that the black marble coasters stain more easily. But hey, it still keeps your table top safe. That is the purpose of coasters, right ;)
Long story short. You could say glossy items are often more decorative items and matte (honed) marble pieces are more suitable for daily use.
ONE MORE THING
Embrace little stains and marks since they only add character to your marble piece. It's like a fine wine, you know?
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org