Statuario marble, despite its breathtaking beauty, can be sensitive when it comes to stains. Like many natural marbles, Statuario marble is porous, which means it can absorb liquids and leave behind marks if spills aren’t promptly wiped away. For this reason we always recommend a polish surface finish rather than honed. Acidic substances like lemon juice or vinegar can cause etching or discoloration. That said, treating it with care and using pH-neutral cleaners and periodical sealing help to keep Statuario marble well protected and preserve its surface.