Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You do need to have your marble sealed with a good quality sealer. Marble is a relatively soft, and porous stone that will absorb liquids leading to staining and discolouration.

Mirror Image Marble offers cutting edge technology to provide superior stone protection against staining and etching for all of your stone requirements.

Yes! You absolutely can select marble for your kitchen benchtop and bathroom vanities. However, if you don’t use a good quality protective sealer on your marble, then expect it to stain and understand that to keep it looking its best it will require regular re-polishing and maintenance. We highly recommend marble be sealed with our advanced stone protection technology. Our highly trained team will advise which protection product is the most suitable and cost effective way to ensure years of worry free enjoyment of your beautiful stone surface.
It’s best not to. Most scouring pads will scratch the surface of natural stone and impact the finish. It’s better to use just a clean cotton cloth. If you feel scouring is necessary, feel free to call us first to seek advice.
No! Reconstituted stone such as Caesarstone, Essa Stone, Smart Stone, Quantum Quartz and other imported reconstituted stone benchtops should not require sealing.

Most brands offer a warranty and in fact some may void your warranty if you seal it. If staining does occur, we recommend calling the manufacturer and if you require further assistance, call us at Mirror Image Marble to help determine the right solution for you.

Mirror Image Marble is proud to be a recommended applicator associated with Clearstone and Sheerstone protection products which have received national and international recognition as market leaders in stone sealing and coating.

Guaranteed for 10 years, such ultra-sheer, 100% clear coating systems can be applied to porous stones such as marble, travertine, limestone etc. with precision, giving peace of mind to enjoy your stone investment for years to come.

By sealing your kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities we guarantee:-
*A totally sealed surface that has outstanding stain proof and etch proof qualities including protection from everyday items such as red wine, vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, soap scum, shampoos, conditioners, makeup, nail polish remover and perfumes etc
*A 100% hygienic surface that does not harbor bacteria
*A completely smooth surface sealing and covering open fissures, cavities, faults and joins
*A worry free practical stone surface that looks totally natural
*An invisible coating that can be finished to the same appearance as natural honed stone, or finished to varying levels of gloss as required.

Both Clearstone and Sheerstone are ideal for kitchen benchtops, laundry benchtops, bathroom vanities, bars, dining, coffee and side tables. The experienced team at Mirror Image Marble will advise on the most suitable and cost effective product to suit your stone surface requirements.

No in most cases it does not look any different, but the coating can occassionally enhance some stone and bring out the natural characteristics. The highly trained team at Mirror Image Marble will advise on the best stone protection product to use to maintain the look of your existing stone surface.

Following the initial curing of the stone coating, the surface attains a hardness of approximately 2 [similar to that of limestone] on a MOH scale [used for stone] of 1 to 10 with the maximum hardness of approximately 4-5 [similar to that of marble] being reached by three months, depending on the local temperatures.

Scratches may occur prior to full surface hardening but these can be easily removed.

Whilst one of the additives in the stone protection is an exclusive clear fire retardant, it is not recommended to place hot pans or hot dishes directly on the surface.

Yes the stone can be repolished at any time. If you wish to change the level of gloss the surface just needs to be re sanded and then polished to the level required.
The stone coating is extremely hard wearing and is simply maintained by using soapy water to remove any spills.

We always recommend the use of a chopping board.

Do not use sharp knives directly on the benchtops surface.