Some tips for cleaning marble-topped tables include using soft cloths or sponges, using neutral, nonabrasive cleaners and immediately blotting spills to prevent stains. Never leave soap residue on cleaned marble, and wipe dry with a chamois cloth rather than allowing it to air dry.
Marble is a porous material that easily sustains damage and stains. Regular cleaning is critical to maintaining its natural surface. A marble polish adds luster to cleaned surfaces. To keep cleaned and polished tables in good repair, use coasters for drinks and hot pads or trivets underneath hot dishes, and avoid placing citrus or alcohol products directly on the marble.