Friday Family-Friendly Find: Antolini Azerocare Natural Stone

As you know, I am always on the lookout for innovative products – new and exciting, or just flying under the radar – and I try as much as possible to ‘battle test’ things I’m not quite sure about on myself (and my two-boy destruction crew…they roll deep). I created Friday Family-Friendly Finds to share these things with you. Like expert tips and tricks, but better…actual stuff!

Anyway, if you read my post from Monday about my plans for my new carriage barn design studio, you may or may not have noticed that I failed to call out a pretty significant element on my design concept board.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Antonlini Azerocare Natural Stone | Kelly Rogers Interiors | Interiors for Families

Why, if I didn’t know better, I’d say that island countertop looks an awful lot like marble. Like, real marble from a quarry.


People – I am not anti-marble…not at all. I am, however, very conservative when it comes to specifying stone for client projects…and, yes, my own house. If you want marble, you’ve got to embrace the etching, the staining, and everything that’s inevitably going to happen to it. Right?


Friday Family-Friendly Find: Antonlini Azerocare Natural Stone | Kelly Rogers Interiors | Interiors for Families

Antolini’s revolutionary Azerocare product is a type of sealer, but not like any you’ve ever seen. It effectively makes a porous stone non-porous – filling in all the ‘gaps,’ and preventing damage from acidic substances, and any staining agents. I first learned about it from my friend and fellow designer Linda Holt’s excellent blog post detailing her favorite products from this year’s KBIS show.

Some regular sealers do a pretty good job protecting from stains, but are virtually powerless to hold etching at bay. (Etching happens when an acidic substance, like lemon juice, tomato sauce, coffee, tea, etc., is left on a marble or quartzite surface, and leaves the surface with a changed sheen in that area – creating a ‘spotty’ look over time…at best, really). Azerocare stops BOTH staining AND etching. Stuff just beads up and wipes off – it can’t seep in and damage the stone.

Friday Family-Friendly Find: Antonlini Azerocare Natural Stone | Kelly Rogers Interiors | Interiors for Families


Azerocare is not a sealing product that needs to be reapplied every six months, year, two years. It’s a permanent treatment. Some other nice benefits include UV resistance, anti-bacteriality (is that a word?), and what they refer to as ‘increased superficial hardness.’ It can be applied to marbles, onyx, and quartzite. And your fabricator can still do all the edge treatments!

Friday Family-Friendly Find: Antonlini Azerocare Natural Stone | Kelly Rogers Interiors | Interiors for Families

My plan is to use a white/gray marble treated with Azerocare on the island in my new design studio. We will have coffee and tea. We will have  fabric and wallpaper books banging and dragging against it. I want to see if we’re going to start putting this in kitchens. Lots of kitchens.

Stay tuned to see what happens! And PLEASE – if you are a designer who has specced Azerocare, or a homeowner who has it already…tell me what you think!



Kelly Rogers


  1. David L McQuillin on May 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Do you have any experience to share so far? We would like to use an Azerocare treated marble in our kitchen. One thing holding us back is the lack of real world feedback. Also, we heard from one fabricator, a complaint that if the Azerocare coating gets scratched you can get staining in those scratches.


    • True on May 16, 2018 at 5:11 PM

      I’m very curious to hear any feedback as well. We are strongly considering putting Corteccia with Azerocare in our kitchen. We are a family with 3 boys…

    • Kelly R. - Interiors For Families on September 6, 2018 at 6:22 PM

      I have been trying to find a test case for Azerocare, and was hoping to use it in my new design studio on the work island. Unfortunately, by my estimate, Azerocare stone is approximately double the cost of the equivalent untreated stone. It has thus far been cost-prohibitive. According to Antolini, the coating is fully penetrating, so stains should not occur in scratches. Scratches are likely to occur with marble, so this is a big deal. I’ll let you know if I am able to use it with any future projects.

  2. O. Mary Ciappini on February 13, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Getting ready to install marble with Azerocare but I am having problem finding reviews. Any additional information you may have would be greatly appreciated

  3. Jason Bennett on December 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    We have had a VERY Bad experience with A ZeroCare and Antolini. Once applied, the surface shows lots of tiny scratches and wears off in places. Don’t bother trying to call them AFTER you have purchased the product. They do not care and will not take any responsibility for the product. We have been ignored to the point that we are left solely with legal action. We really wanted this product to live up to the hype, and we actually believed their guarantee. Don’t be fooled, and once you apply this product, it can never be removed. Don’t do it.

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