Marble is a relatively hard, uniform and easy material to work with. Fritz Hansen offers two types of marbles: Rolled and Honed marble for selected tabletops in the collection.  

  • ROLLED MARBLE: Rolled marble is a white marble with a relatively homogenous and “rough” surface.
  • HONED MARBLE: Honed marble has a finely matt surface and is available in the colours: Beige, White, Grey-brown, Black, Charcoal and Cream. The surface of honed marble is very “textured”, which means that all surfaces are unique with their own pattern. 

With some marble dating up to 540 million years back in history, being metamorphized by the content of the earth and its crust at the time, it must be emphasized that every piece of marble is unique and that no two pieces will be identical. 

Furthermore, all types of marble will have various veining and crystallization that might appear to be cracks or pits, but these features are to be considered as a natural property of the stone. The slow creation of the raw materials leads to big variation on structure, pattern and colour. 


There may be sand holes, glass veins and porosities in the surface, all are natural distinctive marks. The following examples of natural distinctive marks are indications of genuine marble and may appear to some extent: 

  • Marbling  
  • Fissures 
  • Shadows 
  • Natural Irregularities
  • Calcareous spar: Looks like crushed crystal and stems from open water veins in the stone where the lime from the water has settled.
  • Dark parts/Veins: Caused by deposits of a mineral. Natural distinctive marks in the marble are not accepted as grounds for complaint. 


To protect the surface of the tabletop and before using the table, we recommend you apply Stone Wash (alternatively soap flakes) - a cleansing soap for all-natural stone types - which is delivered with each PK marble table. With the use of Stone Wash, the surface will create a layer of protection against stains, but please note the tabletop will never be 100% stain repellent: Acid can still penetrate depending on how long it stays on the surface.  
In the unfortunate event of stains, clean with Stone Wash or soap flakes as described below. Leave it in pure form on the whole surface of the table, never only in patches, and you will build up the sheet of protection again.  


Apply Stone Wash directly from the bottle on the entire tabletop, including the edges, in an even layer with a lint-free cloth. Let the soap penetrate the stone, wait around 5-10 minutes without the surface drying completely and then wipe off the remaining soap with a wrung-out cloth (lint-free).  

NOTE, make sure all the remaining soap is removed to avoid stripes on the surface. It is important that the entire tabletop is covered during each treatment with Stone Wash to maintain a uniform surface. Repeat the treatment whenever necessary. 


For maintenance using soap flakes use only small, fine flakes that easily dissolves in water. 
Whip up a soapy solution of 2-3 tablespoons of soap flakes per litre of hot water and apply the foam to the tabletop with a soft brush or cloth (lint-free). Leave the foam to work for about 5 minutes without drying out to allow the tabletop to absorb as much soap as possible. Then wipe the tabletop with a clean, damp cloth (lint-free).  

NOTE, it is important that the entire tabletop is covered each time in order to maintain a uniform surface. Repeat this treatment regularly as needed. 


For purification of very heavy stains use Stone Wash directly from the dispenser and follow the directions above. 

  • Wet items like vases or glasses can create stains on the tabletop. Always use coasters & trivets and a dry cloth to wipe off any remaining liquids. Never leave any wet areas, as they will soak in to the stone and leave a stain. 
  • ACID: None of the marbles are resistant to acids. If acid has stained your table top the only thing you can do is to treat the spot locally with Stone Wash until the matt spot vanishes, it is not guaranteed it will go away. 
    • ROLLED MARBLE: Moisten the spot with the stain with a little water and apply scouring powder in a thick layer on the stain, watch the stain dissolves and is absorbed by the powder. The treatment is repeated if necessary. After the stain is gone, wash off the spot thoroughly with clean water and then treat the surface with Stone Wash until it is saturated. Please note it is not guaranteed that the spot will go away. 
    • HONED MARBLE: Apply locally chlorine on the spot and try to remove the spot. Use Stone Wash afterwards until you have the same silky surface on the whole table again. Please note it is not guaranteed that the spot will go away.