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Botticino Marble

About Botticino Marble

One of Italy's notable types of marble is Botticino. Like other notable marbles this unique stone offers a distinctive appearance and brings characteristics that make it the choice for some designers and interior decorators. It is used in a variety of ways and in more than one environment.

The Origin of Botticino Marble

Botticino is a town and municipality in the province of Brescia. Brescia is located in Lombardy, Italy. Botticino Marble is marble that is quarried from the region of Botticino. Some specific areas from which Botticino is quarried include:

  • Nuvolera
  • Serle
  • Rezzato
  • Nuvolento
  • Botticino

This unique marble is distinguished by its texture, color, and grain. Botticino is suitable for a number of uses in design and decor. Some uses include:

  • Interiors
    • Facings
    • Flooring
    • Staircases
    • Bathroom Vanities
    • Kitchen Countertops
  • Exteriors
    • Paving
    • Cladding
    • Walking Surfaces

Uses for Botticino

As mentioned above, Botticino is a very versatile marble type and is used for a variety of applications. Let's look at some of these applications.

Botticino Marble As Backsplashes

Botticino's unique appearance and the fact that it compliments browns and beiges makes it a fitting option for backsplashes in brown kitchens. Notice the harmony you can see in this photo of a kitchen featuring a Botticino marble backsplash.

Bathroom Vanity Tops

Another use for this distinctive Italian marble is to use as a bathroom vanity top. As you can see from this photo, Botticino marble offers a distinct look that conveys a classic look and feel.

Marble Wall Tiles

To continue with concepts for bathrooms that feature Botticino marble we will show a bathroom using tumbled wall tiles using this natural stone choice. Take a look at the bathroom in this photo:

As you can see, this unique and distinctive Italian marble definitely has a place in certain designs. In fact, its unique appearance make it a very desirable natural stone option for many other applications as well. And like other stone surfaces, Botticino Marble needs to be cared for properly.

Botticino Marble Care And Maintenance

No matter what kind of marble you have selected for your home, it will require a variety of treatments as part of an ongoing marble care and maintenance program. Here, we will discuss some of the aspects of caring for Botticino Marble.

Does Botticino Marble Stain Easily?

The short answer is: "that depends on how you care for it". Like other types of marble, Botticino Marble requires some TLC&M (Tender Loving Care and Maintenance) if you want it to retain the natural beauty that draws many to choose it as a kitchen surface. Often times, homeowners or property managers and caretakers find that there are substances that can cause marble to stain. Hence, they begin looking for a marble stain remover. But there are other types of care that are needed as well.

Marble Etching

Stains are not the only discolorations that affect marble. Acidic substances can also cause discolorations in Botticino Marble known as etches. These etches are caused by the acid literally dissolving a mineral found in the marble. This mineral - calcite - reacts with the acid and the result is a dull spot that can appear to be a stain. For treating these types of discolorations, an etch remover for Botticino marble can be effective.

Cleaning Botticino Marble

Since the composition of Botticino Marble makes it susceptible to acids, there is a need for the proper daily cleaners used. On Botticino, a pH neutral cleaner that is designed for use on marble surfaces is the best marble cleaner to use. But there is even more that can be done to maintain the beauty and lustre of your Botticino marble surface.

Protecting Botticino Marble

Since marble is a porous natural stone, it is vital to protect it from potentially harmful liquids that could be absorbed into the pores of the stone and stain or etch the marble. Now that we have explained what kinds of concerns some have about marble care and maintenance, let's take a look at how to care for your Botticino Marble kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and work surfaces.

It all boils down to how to care for Botticino Marble. Having a regular system for treating the facets of maintenance mentioned above is the key to making your stone last for a long time. Here is the recommended care & maintenance routine to use on most marble stone:

  1. Use a premium marble sealer for marble to create a barrier through which any acidic substances must work there way. Periodically test the stone to see if it needs to be sealed. This test is easy to do. Simply put some water on the surface of the stone at wait for a few minutes, and then wipe up the water. If there is a slightly darker spot where the water was, then the stone should be sealed. Sealing Botticino Marble will not make it stain proof, but it will allow you more time to clean up any spills that could be absorbed into your marble surface.
  2. In between sealing your marble surfaces, be sure to use a pH neutral cleaner designed for use on your Botticino Marble. Using a cleaner that is even slightly acidic will break down the barrier created by the sealing process described in step one.
  3. You can also use a fortified polish for marble surfaces between sealer applications to bolster the protective barrier and keep your polished Botticino looking as shiny and new as the day you first had it installed.

In closing, Botticino Marble is a very distinctive looking stone with character. Its unique look is just one reason people find it so appealing. However, like all marble, Botticino requires some basic care and maintenance in order to keep it looking its best.

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