Marble and Limestone


These are soft stones that are susceptible to corrosion and stains if they are not carefully protected. In general, avoid marble and limestone coming into contact with acid-based solutions and acidic cleaners (such as vinegar, lemon juice, etc.), as these can leave permanent stains.




Limestone and marble are natural materials known for their exclusive look. No two surfaces are alike. Sand holes, glass veins and porosity can often occur on the surface. All are characteristic features and indications of real marble and limestone.

Mineralisation creates quartz crystals in the form of calcite veins, which originate from open waterways in the stone, where mineral deposits in the water have collected. These are natural formations and therefore are not accepted as a complaint.

Gray Pietra
This is a grey marble with a matte surface featuring natural white veins. The occurrence of white veins can vary considerably from stone to stone. The surface is saturated and treated with stone oil.

White Carrara
A matte marble characterised by its classic, milky-white background and greyish veins on the surface. The white background can vary in tone and the appearance of veins can vary in quantity and colour intensity from grey to almost black. The surface is saturated and treated with stone oil.

Black Marquina
This is a black marble with white veins and a matte surface. The proportion and thickness of the veins can vary considerably from stone to stone. The surface is saturated and treated with stone oil.

Dark Atlantico Limestone
A grey sandstone with fossil sediments and differences in colour visible on the surface. Sand holes, glass veins and porosity can also occur. These are all characteristic marks with colour variations that appear naturally and therefore are not accepted as a complaint. The surface is saturated and treated with stone oil.

Please note
∆ Always wipe up any liquid spilled onto the surface immediately, as it may leave marks or stains, if allowed to penetrate the surface.

∆ DO NOT use cleaning products that contain acid, such as bathroom or tile cleaners, cement or abrasives.

∆ DO NOT use paper, sponges or steel wool with abrasive properties.


Daily cleaning
Wipe the surface with a soft cloth that’s been dampened with warm water and wrung out. For persistent dirt, natural soap shavings without added chemicals can be added to the warm water. However, this will not remove marks or stains that have penetrated the surface.

Maintenance
For the care and maintenance of the surface, it is recommended to use a stone oil. Fredericia recommends using Leather Masters stone oil, which is a transparent oil. The kerosene helps to saturate the surface and makes it more resistant to dirt and grime.

Prior to applying the oil, clean the surface and remove dirt with a soft cloth that’s been dampened with warm water and wrung out. if necessary, add natural soap shavings to the warm water. Allow the surface to dry completely before applying the oil.

Shake the bottle of stone oil, then apply the oil on a soft sponge. Spread the oil over the entire surface as well as the edges using light circular motions. Let the surface dry for at least 15 minutes. Finally, wipe off any excess oil with a dry cloth. In order for the oil to properly penetrate the surface, wait 24 hours before using the surface. We recommend maintenance with stone oil around once a year or as needed.