Outdoor Furnishing: What to Know and How to Protect It 

Marble is a noble and, above all, timeless material, therefore perfect to make a difference and, at the same time, make an outdoor environment practical, so that it becomes not only functional, but also elegant, refined, and unique.

Broadly considered a very precious material for its rarity, beauty, and solidity, marble can be kept outdoors all year long and, in order to furtherly increase its resistance, it can be subjected to waterproofing treatments with chemical products that create a barrier against the penetration of oil, grease and other substances that can stain it.

marble for Exteriors: Elegance and Style

Marble has indisputable aesthetic and technical characteristics which can deliver to any environment scenography, personality, and a touch of luxury, besides offering an incomparable resistance and durability. For this reason, marble distinguishes itself as one of the most used minerals in the world of interior and exterior design: the versatility and resilience of this stone make it the right choice for both floorings and other indoor and outdoor surfaces, for an elegant and timeless result. In particular, the furnishing objects made of marble are always important collection pieces and ornaments that never go out of style, thanks to their ability to give a special touch to even the most spartan environment.

the Perks of Marble Furnishing

Marble is widely appreciated not only for the uniqueness of its texture, given by the presence of natural veins but also for the objective beauty of the stone. However, the advantages of opting for outdoor marble furnishing are not only aesthetic but also functional, if you think about the innate characteristics of the material that make it so desirable and ideal for a variety of uses:

  • Resistance to scratches and strong impacts;
  • Durability over time;
  • Resistance to humidity;
  • Not subject to abrasion;
  • Hygienic;
  • Easy to clean.

advice for Cleaning and Protecting Marble

Heavy and hard to move, furnishing pieces made of marble can splinter or even break, so they need to be handled with due care. Generally speaking, marble does not need major repair interventions, but it’s advisable to immediately remove stains and dirt as soon as they surface before they penetrate and dry up, and use the most suitable products for this delicate material, therefore non-aggressive products, preferably neutral soaps, made of substances that delicately act on marble without ruining it.

For this reason, contact with acid liquid substances like lemon and Coke is very dangerous, as they can damage the marble surface, especially if it’s not treated, and penetrate it resulting in indelible stains. It is also advisable to avoid, during the cleaning process, anti-limescale products. In presence of stubborn spots, you can use a wet towel on the surface with fine pumice powder, following circular and rotating movements, and then abundantly rinse the surface and tap it with a soft, clean towel.

To whiten a marble surface that has yellowed over time also because of weather events, it is inadvisable to use aggressive products: it’s better to always and only apply professional detergents made with delicate substances that are the most effective ones to remove yellow stains. Obviously, it is necessary to use the most adequate ones in order to guarantee a perfect result, without damaging the marble. Another useful cleaning substance to polish marble and kill bacteria and germs is steam.

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