Caring for your Tulip Table
The Tulip table is a natural material created from some of the best materials coupled with astonishing designs. It is the perfect example of a combination between form and function which results in a beautiful design. It combines several looks — from mid-century, modern, space-age, eclectic, and so on.
The tulip table is an imperfect blend, combining flaws with natural beauty and elegance. The irregularities in the veining and color are a norm and it is part of its attractiveness.
Tulip is quite similar to Marble, which is a rock from the limestone family and it readily absorbs water and other liquids. It tends to form dent from heavy hits, it cracks with high changes in temperature. Stains from acids in natural dyes as well as food colorings could also have adverse effects on the table. The need to take good care of your table cannot be overemphasized, you need to ensure to it is maintained properly so it can last for a long time.
Usually the best approach is to try as much as possible to prevent issues before they occur, like the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure.” The first step to take in caring for your marble table is to ensure the top of the table is properly sealed. A sealant is used to fill the pores in the stones and blocks liquids. Visit the hardware store close to you and seek the advice on the different sealants available and the best option for you. There are different finishes ranging from polished to matt.
One striking feature of a marble sealant is the ability to create a waterproof barrier and also prevent tough stains from getting in. This should provide you with enough time to clean up any spills. Good sealants should last for about 3 years. Notwithstanding, it is advised you reseal annually, if you use the tulip table regularly. To check if the sealant still functions properly, try splashing water on top the tulip table and see how it holds up. If there are no beads of water formed, it is high time to reseal.
Avoid the use of wax polish on your tulip table. This is because with time, the Tulip table starting changing to yellow. There are special marble polishes available in the market that can be used to clean your tulip tables. They are guaranteed to maintain the table and ensure it shines better.
Inspect your table regularly to ensure there are no scratches and pitting. This is because scratches can allow water or other chemicals to get into the table. Cif, Ajax and some other mild abrasives can be used to touch up the scratches and the dents.
On a final note, proper use of etiquettes can also help to maintain your tulip tables. For instance, use placemats and coasters when place bottles and cups on the table. Remember not to leave potted plants on the table for a longtime. Do not put hot saucepan, bowl or any hot object directly on the table.