If you are lucky enough to have a slate floor then you will want to take the necessary steps to keep it in great shape for years to come. We have covered what to do to take care of it but today we are doing the opposite – we are covering the things you do not want to do when taking care of slate flooring. If you have questions or want slate services, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972.
Don’t Use Abrasive Cleaners
When it comes to cleaning slate, abrasive clearers should not be used. In fact, they not only don’t work well but they can harm the floor. Any type of rough sponge, steel wool, or another abrasive cleaning tool can cause serious issues to the finish of slate. Use smooth cleaning tools and use scratch-free cleaners too.
Don’t Scoot Furniture Across Your Slate Floor
If you have furniture resting on slate flooring and you need to move that furniture, make sure that you have some type of protective caps on the legs or bottom of your furniture. If you do not do so, then you are risking scratching up your slate floors. If you cannot use these pads then your option is to have someone help you completely lift the furniture to move it where it needs to go.
Don’t Use a Vacuum Cleaner with a Beater Bar
Vacuuming your slate floor is actually a great way to get rid of dirt, dust, and other issues that could scratch your slate floor. However, you do want to make sure that the vacuum you use does not have a beater bar. If you do have it turned on, then it could scratch and/or wear down your slate tile floors. This could do serious damage if there are hard objects in the bar, such as rocks or metal.
Don’t Take it All on Yourself
The truth is that taking care of slate flooring can be complicated. It can be difficult to find the right products, to know how to clean it correctly, and to be sure you are not accidentally damaging it. The good news is that Fuller Stone Care can help. We can provide a full list of services including cleaning, maintaining, restoring, and sealing your flooring.
Do you have questions about how to best care for your slate flooring? Remember that paying professionals to clean and maintain your flooring can save you money in the long run when it means not damaging it. Call us now at 855-205-0972 to learn more about your options.