The Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Stone

It’s true that every type of stone needs different care. It’s also true that there are some dos and don’ts that apply to virtually all types of stones. At Fuller Stone Care, after we complete our stone restoration, cleaning, maintenance, staining, or other services, we’ll be happy to go over care tips for your unique type of stone. In the meantime, consider these dos and don’ts and then call us at 855-205-0972 for a quote.

Do: Protect stone that’s used as a surface

If you have a stone table or countertop, make sure you’re protecting it by using things like coasters, placements, and trivets under any china, hot dishes, plates, or glasses you put on the surface. This will help to prevent the stone from being scratched or stained.

Don’t: Let acidic or alkaline substances get in contact with your stone surfaces

It’s essential not to let any substance that’s acidic or alkaline contact your stone surfaces. For example, vinegar, wine, and lemon juice should not touch your stone. If they do, clean it up as quickly as possible.

Do: Add rugs or mats on stone flooring

For those who have stone flooring, make sure you’re using rugs or mats at your entry way. This will trap dirt and sand and prevent normal foot traffic from tracking it onto your stone flooring. These virtually invisible substances can scratch your flooring.

Don’t: Clean your stone with a scouring pad

It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to believe that cleaning their stone with a scouring pad is a good idea. After all, these green or brown pads have abrasive grit in them that can remove even stubborn stains, right? Yes, they do – but that abrasive grit can damage and scratch even our toughest stones.

Do: Dust and clean regularly

We recommend that you do a quick dusting / cleaning on a regular basis. Ideally you’d do this nightly. Periodic deep cleaning should then be done every three months to twelve months, depending on the type of stone and how it’s used. When you work with Fuller Stone Care, we’ll offer you advice on the appropriate cleaning schedule for your stone.

Don’t: Let toiletry items sit on your stone countertop

If you have a stone countertop in your bathroom, make sure that you’re not letting we bottles sit on the counter. This includes perfumes and after shaves. Never let nail polish or nail polish remover sit on your stone countertop.

Do use neutral cleaners

You should always use a neutral PH cleaner to clean any of your stone surfaces. Are you not sure what this means? Or do you want advice on choosing the best cleaner? It will vary based on the type of stone you have so it’s best to talk to the pros at Fuller Stone Care about the best option for stone.

Call today to get a quote for professional care

Does your stone need professional care? Whether you need it cleaned, sealed, polished, maintained, or restored, Fuller Stone Care is here to help. Call us today at 855-205-0972 to get a quote for the services you need.