How do I clean and maintain my natural stone floors
5 Essential Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Natural Stone Floors
When it comes to splendor, strength, and posh appeal, natural stone floors seize the crown! Your marble, granite, travertine, and other stone floors are not just flooring-they are monuments to solid choice and solid living. But any other treasure they do need some upkeep.
Fear not! We have compiled some great tips to guide and give you the lowdown on picking the right cleaner to keep your majestic stone floors in tip top shape.
Basic Cleaning Techniques
Regular sweeping or vacuuming is an essential part of maintaining your marble floors. This helps to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris that can cause scratches when stepped on.
When mopping use pH-neutral marble cleaner, like Easy Oxy or MB. Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage the surface of the floors should be avoided. Dilute the cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and mop gentle, circular motions. After the cleaning it is important to dry the floor to prevent water spots or streaks. Use a clean, liny free cloth or microfiber mop to gently remove any excess moisture.
Tackling Tough Stains and Spills
Imagine stains splattering all over your divine marble floors. But fear not, with a little know-how, you can make your floors spotless, unblemished, and as good as new! It is all about knowing the stain type before you go into battle.
Coffee, wine, food – these alleged friends are the culprits behind the dreaded organic stains. Your weapons of choice could be a mild soap or the mightier marble cleaner. Slather them over the stain; give them a bit of scrub (gentle now, with a soft brush) and rinse, rinse, rinse!
Now the oil –based offenders… Think grease and make up. Use poultice like Stain Reaper. Spread it onto the affected area, cover it with plastic wrap, and leave it to work its magic overnight. Remove the wrap; allow the poultice dry out, and Walla! The stain will have packed its bags, making it easy to wipe away.
Acidic substance – Like citrus or vinegar. These substances can etch your floors surface. Swift action is required. Use a clean cloth & pH-neutral cleaner to sop up the spill. The pH-neutral cleaner will help neutralize the acid to keep further damage from happening.
Preventing Damage and Wear
Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining marble floors. Placing matts or rugs in high traffic areas, can help prevent scratches and wear. Implementing a regular maintenance routine is also crucial. Lastly, avoid using harsh cleaning agents or tools on your floors.
Ensuring Long-Term Maintenance
While regular cleaning and maintenance can go a long way in preserving your marble floors, it is also important to schedule professional maintenance and sealing. A professional marble maintenance service can provide deep cleaning, stain removal, and resealing to ensure the longevity and beauty of your marble floors. Additionally it is important to monitor any chips, damages or deterioration on your floors.
Adhere to these 5 foolproof pointers for your marble flooring TLC and you will keep your floors show-stopping magnificent. Don’t neglect this folks. To keep them beautiful and long lasting, you‘ve got to put in the work.
Our thanks to MB Stone Care for their valuable information.