Now that you are likely spending more time at home than you did in recent years, it is a good time to take some time to learn how to care for your stone floors and counters. Keep reading to learn five great tips and then contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for professional cleaning and restoration services.
- Use the Right Cleaner
- Seal Your Surfaces
- Use a Doormat on Your Floors
- Do Not Use Abrasive Brushes
- Take Care of Spills as Soon as They Happen
Many people assume that if a cleaner is “all-natural,” then it is safe to be used on marble or stone. This is inaccurate. These products can contain harmful acidic ingredients such as citrus or even vinegar. When used to clean stone, these ingredients can etch the surface and damage grout over time. Use cleaners that are made specifically to be safe for the type of stone you have. We can provide you with safe cleaners if needed.
While there are some surfaces that most people know need to be sealed, it is common for a person to not realize that granite or other types of stone do need to be sealed. Any stone has the potential to stain, even if some are more likely than others. Sealing stone can help prevent it from being stained and can prevent discoloration.
When you have a high-quality doormat at the entrances to your stone flooring, you can reduce the amount of dirt and grime that is tracked from outside to the interior of your home. There are many pretty mats, but these should be avoided. You are looking for a mat that is designed to trap debris, not as a piece of décor. Shake out your mat regularly to keep it clean. These steps can help significantly reduce wear and tear on your flooring.
You should not use abrasive cleaners, and you should also avoid abrasive brushes. When you use the correct cleaner, you should not need a wire brush or steel wool. Using these can create micro-scratches and can lead to rust stains. The cleaners we offer are gentle, non-abrasive, and will not damager your flooring.
In a perfect world, you would never spill anything. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world, and people spill every day. This does not need to be the end of the world, but you should clean it up as soon as possible. The longer you allow it to sit, the harder it will be to get rid of. Instead, blot the spill to get rid of the residue. Once again, if the surface is sealed, this will be much less of an issue.
Remember that at Fuller Stone Care, we can help with all your stone floor and counter needs. Call us today at 855-205-0972, and we will get started right away.