Is there any better flooring than stone flooring? At Fuller Stone Care we don’t believe so. We love the way they look, how durable they are, and the elegance they can bring to a home. That said, they are only as durable as your maintenance is.
If you want to keep your stone flooring always looking its best, consider investing in our professional natural stone maintenance services. Otherwise, keep reading to get simple tips for cleaning and caring for stone flooring.
You’ll protect more than yourself with non-slip mats and rugs
If you have seen stone flooring with non-slip mats and rugs, you may have assumed that the benefit was to those who were going to be walking across the floor. While rugs and mats are a great way to make a floor slip-resistant, and to add your own unique design flair, they have another purpose too. When placed in entryways, they are a good way to get rid of loose dirt or sand from shoes. If that sand or dirt is brought onto the surface of the floor, it can act as an abrasive and scratch the floor.
There are several benefits to frequent dust mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping
The best way to clean your stone flooring will depend on the specifics of your flooring. Generally, you’ll consider mopping, vacuuming, or sweeping, depending on the sealant and type of floor. Whichever is best for your floor, make sure you do it regularly. This will help prevent grit and grime from building up on your floor, and can slow how much dirt, sand, or grit accumulates on your floors between deep cleaning.
Daily cleanings don’t take the place of deep cleaning
Cleaning the floor daily is important but it is not enough to prevent the need for deep cleaning. How often your floor needs a deep cleaning will depend on how your floor is used. For example, a family with children and pets is going to need their stone flooring deep cleaned more often than a single person who lives alone in a home.
Spot clean as needed
This is as simple as wiping up any spills as soon as they happen. If you do notice that a stain has popped up, make sure you take care of it as soon as you can. Try a detergent made for stone cleaning first. If that doesn’t work, move on to a poultice. If you still have a stain, contact Fuller Stone Care for help as soon as possible. The sooner we can start working on it, the better our chances will be of achieving total success.
Be extremely careful with cleaners
Make sure you use a cleaner that is made for your specific type of stone. For example, if your stone is marble, limestone, travertine, or onyx you should never use vinegar, lemon juice, or any acidic cleaner because they can cause serious damage. If you are not sure what cleaner to use, contact Fuller Stone Care at 310-944-9099 for assistance.