The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Ceramic Tabletops

Finally! A tabletop that’s as easy to care for as it is beautiful…

Most of us can probably agree that when it comes to your home furnishings, the less upkeep required, the better. Luckily for you, we’re always on the lookout for great, high quality design that works for everyday life. And when it comes to dining tables, ceramic tabletops are at the top of that list. Thanks to modern engineering, ceramic tabletops give you the best of both worlds, offering the beauty of a marble top, without the high maintenance.

Below, we’ve put together a quick and easy “cheat sheet” of the do’s and don’t’s of cleaning ceramic tabletops. Read on to find out just how simple it is and be sure to scroll through to the very end to shop a few of our favorite ceramic dining tables.

Good news! Less is best when it comes to cleaning ceramic tabletops, which means more time enjoying meals with family and friends and less time worrying about the clean-up later. Just wipe the surface with a damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent, like the soap you’d normally use in the kitchen. Yes, it’s that simple!


You mean I don’t need to scrub it down or polish it daily? That’s right! Ceramic is extremely durable, making it less prone to scratches and stains than a natural stone, like marble.


Don’t fret, using a limestone cleaning gel isn’t something you’d need to do on a daily basis in order to keep your ceramic tabletop looking fresh and clean, but it is safe to use every now and then for an extra shiny surface.


Forget the tablecloth or place mats, ceramic doesn’t require very much protection. As we mentioned earlier, these tabletops are highly resistant to scratches and stains, granting you the peace of mind you need when the kids get messy or drag dishes and cups across the table. In the event that there is a big spill, remove fresh stains as soon as possible with a solution mixed from bicarbonate soda and water. Simply wipe off with a wet sponge.

In the slideshow below are a few of our favorite ceramic tabletops. Be sure to click the image to shop!