There’s no question that flagstone has a unique, natural beauty that you won’t find with many similar natural stones. Available in red, blue and buff tones, this materials has been popular since the 13th century, in part because of its durability. Today it’s often used for floors, retaining walls, fireplaces, and patios.
There are actually many unique types of sandstones that can fall into the category of flagstone. All of them require little maintenance but that doesn’t mean they’re completely maintenance free. If you have questions about how to take care of your flagstone, reach out to Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 today. Otherwise, read on to learn some of the tips to help you ensure your flagstone lasts for years – or even decades – to come.
If you spill on your flagstone, clean it up right away
It’s hard to stain flagstone. Note that we didn’t say it’s impossible. If you drop something that’s capable of staining, such as grape juice or red wine, wipe it up as quickly as you can. Just throw a few rags down to soak up the liquid and then go over it quickly with a wet mop.
Use the right cleaners for your flagstone
If you need to know specifically what type of cleaner to use on your specific floor, then we recommend you reach out to us at 855-205-0972. Otherwise, just make sure that the cleaner you choose isn’t abrasive or acidic. You do want to clean your floor but you don’t want to damage it in the process.
Get a dust mop and use it regularly
One of the most important things is that you get a good quality dust mop and that you use it to clean your floors regularly. The soft head will help to pick up sand, grit, and other small substances that could scratch your floor. In fact, put doormats both inside and outside your exterior doors to reduce the amount of grit you bring in.
The right sealer is essential
If you use the right sealer, then your flagstone will repeal moisture. This is the number one thing you can do to keep it strong and damage-free for the long-run. We suggest that you get the professional sealing services of Fuller Stone Care. That said, if you’re going to do it yourself, make sure that you use a commercial-grade penetrating sealer.
The specifics of your sealant will vary greatly based on several factors
We can’t simply recommend a sealant for every floor because there are a lot of factors that can affect which one is the right choice. For example, an interior flagstone floor will have different needs than an exterior flagstone floor. Additionally, flagstone used on other surfaces will have different needs, and the usage patterns will vary as well.
If you’re not sure how to take care of your flagstone floor or other surface then we welcome your call to Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972. We have the experience you can count on to get the job done right the first time.