To protect and preserve the beauty of your natural stone.

Use coasters under all glasses,

Do not place very hot pot or object directly to stone surface.

Keep shower door open after use of shower.

Use squeegee to remove water from shower walls.

Have natural stone sealed properly.

 

Dust mop floors frequently using a dry dust mop.

Sand, dirt and grit are abrasive and can damage natural stone.

Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that may scratch the stone floor.

Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Flush the area with water and mild soap and rinse several times.

Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth.

Cleaning:

 

Clean stone surfaces with a neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Follow manufacturer recommendations.

 

 

•Use a clean rag mop on floors and a soft cloth for tops and walls.

•Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.

•Change the rinse water frequently.

•Bathroom or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use.

To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water)

.Over-use of an ammonia solution may dull the stone.•Products containing lemon, vinegar or other acids may damage calcareous stones.

• Powders or creams often contain abrasives that can scratch softer stones.

 

Sealing natural stone

Most natural stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone is need to sealed.Sealer will protect stone to absorbing water and stain.Different materials need to treat differently.Good quality sealer will last for 2-3 years, if properly applied.Wet area like shower we recommend to re apply sealer every year.Commonly use sealer for natural stone: water base penetrating or solvent base sealer. Some stone and tile sealed with topical sealer.Before applying sealer stone most clean and dry.Follow manufacture recommendation and test sealer before treat the entire area.

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