Are You Keeping Up on the Daily Care Needs of Interior Limestone?

When you need help with interior limestone, you’ll quickly see that many contractors don’t have a lot of experience with this material. The professionals at Fuller Stone Care do. We are here to help you with cleaning, sealing, or polishing all your natural stones, including limestone.

However, we have learned over the years that many homeowners don’t realize that caring for limestone does require you to be on your toes every single day. Read on to learn more about how you can take care of your limestone on a regular basis and then reach out to us at 855-205-0972 for help with restoration.

Take care of spills right away

If you spill something on your limestone, it is essential that you clean it up right away. If you leave even a small amount of standing water on your limestone for even a few minutes, it could result in a stain. This applies to all liquids – not just water. Whenever you see water on your limestone, you should act immediately to get it cleaned up.

Dust mop your floors on a regular basis

Limestone floors aren’t the type of flooring that can just be swept once a month with no problem. If you don’t regularly dust mop them, then you’re going to have a layer of fine grit, dirt, and other debris on your floor. Since limestone is so easy to damage, this can cause scratching before you know it.

Place a doormat both inside and outside your door

You want to reduce the amount of grit and dirt that’s tracked into your floor as much as possible. We recommend one doormat for outside the door and one for inside. If you then brush off your shoes twice, you should be able to keep almost any grit from getting in. An easier option is to simply take your shoes off when you’re in the house.

Seal and reseal your limestone

Limestone should be sealed with a penetrating sealer that’s made specifically for limestone. It then needs to be resealed at least once a year. If you’re not sure how to seal your floor, or you simply want the job done professionally, then reach out to Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 right away.

Be careful what you clean your floors with

When you’re cleaning your limestone floors, you can’t just pick up any old floor cleaner. You don’t want anything that’s abrasive and you don’t want anything that’s acidic. The best option is to choose a floor cleaner that’s made specifically for limestone. If you need help finding the right cleaner, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

Never put anything hot or wet directly on the stone

Both heat and moisture can damage limestone. This means that if you’re heading outside with a hot dish for a potluck, you can’t simply set it down on the ground right before walking out the door, and you can’t put your dripping glass of water on the floor. If you do end up damaging it, reach out to Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for help.