Precious Stone

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can precious stones be used for countertops?
    Yes, their showstopping aesthetics make them a guaranteed choice for designing breathtaking countertops, backsplashes, and other interior applications. Precious stone countertops can be the visual centerpiece of your home interior.
  2. Are precious stones a durable surface material?
    Precious stones withstand over the years without losing their splendid aesthetic flair. They are moderately resistant to heat, scratches, and stains.
  3. Do precious stone surfaces require special care and maintenance?
    Maintenance of your precious stone includes regular cleaning tool. You can clean and seal your precious stone surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner to keep them stain free.
  4. Are precious stones customizable?
    Yes, precious stone surfaces are available in multiple colors, patterns, and finishes to suit different design preferences. They can also be custom-cut and fabricated to fit specific interior dimensions and design requirements. 
  5. In which interior applications are precious stones most used?Precious stones are recommended for designing visually stunning countertops, vanity tops, bathtubs, and decorative accents to elevate the interior.
  6. Are precious stones safe to install in high-traffic areas?
    Most precious stones are ideal for use in high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms due to their durability and resistance to daily wear and tear. But proper sealing and maintenance help ensure the longevity of your surfaces in such areas.
  7. Is precious stone an expensive material?
    Yes, installing precious stone surfaces never comes cheaper. The cost of a precious stone material depends on factors such as the type of the stone, rarity, and individual preferences.


Clean Regular: Keep the surface neat and clean daily so it appears the best in its aesthetic details. Dust off the surface regularly using a soft cloth, and clean spills promptly.

Avoid Chemicals: Exposure to acids such as vinegar, lemon juice, or harsh household cleaners can lead to surface damage. Use cleaners recommended for natural stones.

Temperature Restrictions: Too much heat is bad for your precious stone surfaces. Avoid placing hot objects directly on your precious stone countertop. Use pads or mats instead.

Beware of Impact: Exercise caution when handling heavy objects. Avoid impact damage to protect the surface from unsightly chipping or cracks.

Check Periodically: Check your precious stone countertops occasionally for any imperfections. Being able to spot small cracks or chips early can help avoid costly damage.

Protect from Sunlight: Your precious stone countertops may appear dull if exposed to direct sunlight frequently. Installing window films is one way to reduce the impact.

Prompt Spill Cleanup: leave no spills uncleaned. Allowing spills to settle can adversely affect the stone’s appearance. Use a clean cloth to wipe down the stain and avoid spreading further.

How to Maintain Precious Stone Countertops

Use Cutting Boards: Use cutting boards on your kitchen countertops to prevent scratching the surface.

Use Trivets/Hot Pads: Do not place hot cookware directly onto the surface. Using hot pads or protective mats is recommended to minimize heat exposure.

Be Mindful of Edges: Be careful when leaning on the edges and avoid placing heavy objects as intense force can chip around the edges and corners.

Keep Sharp Objects Away: Sharp, pointed objects like knives must be kept far from the surface. Pay attention to avoid accidental scratches.

Clean Spills Immediately: Don’t let food spills sit for a while on your countertops. Stains left by acidic substances can discolor the stone.

Regular Cleaning: Just normal cleaning every day is the best way to make your surface look the best, regular cleaning also exposes minor scratches or cracks left unnoticed.

Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid Harsh Cleaners: Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as acidic substances, bleach, or ammonia-based cleaners. Harsh chemicals can dull the finish or cause etching.

Rough Cleaning Tools: Always clean the surface using a soft cloth or sponge. Don’t scrub the surface aggressively.

Not Cleaning Spills Promptly: Spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. Allowing stains to settle can leave permanent stain marks or discolor the surface.

Placing Heavy Objects: Avoid dropping or placing heavy objects on the surface. Take precautions to avoid impact damage.

Applying Excessive Force: Avoid applying too much force, especially near the edges or corners.

How to Clean Unusual / Stubborn Stains

Organic Stains (e.g., Coffee, Wine)

  • Make a paste with baking soda and water; apply on the stained area.
  • Let the paste sit for several hours or overnight to absorb the stain.
  • Gently scrub the area with a soft-bristled brush or non-abrasive sponge.
  • Rinse the stained area with water and dry it thoroughly.

Oil Stains (e.g., Grease, Cooking Oil)

  • Apply a poultice made of flour or baking soda and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Spread the poultice over the stained area and cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Allow the poultice to sit overnight to draw out the oil.
  • Remove the poultice, rinse with clean water, then dry thoroughly.

Ink Stains

  • Apply rubbing alcohol or acetone to a clean cloth.
  • Gently blot the stained area with the cloth until the ink disappears.
  • Rinse the stained area with water and let the surface dry.

Water Stains/Hard Water Deposits

  • Create a paste with baking soda and water or a mixture of vinegar and water.
  • Apply the paste or solution to the stained area and let it sit for several minutes.
  • Gently scrub the area with a soft-bristled brush or non-abrasive sponge.
  • Rinse the affected area with clean water and keep the surface dry.

Rust Stains

  • Apply a commercial rust remover specifically designed for use on stone surfaces.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and safety precautions.
  • Rinse the rust stains with water and let it dry.

Etch Marks (e.g., from Acidic Substances)

  • Etch marks are more challenging to remove and may require professional restoration.
  • If the etch mark is minor, try polishing the area with a marble polish powder.
  • For severe etching, it’s best to consult a professional stone care specialist.