When you have natural stone flooring in your home, you want to do everything in your power to protect that investment. Natural stone is beautiful, but it isn’t as bullet proof as people think it is. It is essential that you care for and maintain your natural stone properly to avoid damage that isn’t reversible. By taking these small steps, you can expect your natural stone flooring to truly shine. Steam Masters is here to share our best natural stone care and maintenance tips to help you keep your natural stone flooring in like new condition.
Use the Right Natural Stone Cleaning Tools & Product Cleaners
Obviously, a big part of caring for your natural stone flooring has to do with cleaning. While the surface is hard and you may feel like it is able to handle whatever cleaning method you throw its way, you need to be careful. If you are using a cleaner that has high acidity levels, it can leave your flooring etched and damaged. You should avoid any cleaners that are full of citrus or vinegar. While these two ingredients would normally be great cleaning choices, they should be avoided on natural stone. You should also avoid using nay hard bristled brushes to clean your floors. They will also leave your stone etched and more susceptible to rust stains. If you are questioning what cleaner to use, it is always best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Use Doormats to Protect Travertine & Natural Stone
Using a doormat at all of the entrance into your home is going to do a lot in keeping your stone flooring from damage. Picking a doormat that will trap dirt, grime and debris in it will keep that from making its way to your floor. You will find that your natural stone doesn’t show signs of wear and tear with the right rug at your entrances.
Clean Up Spills on Natural Stone
Spills are bound to happen. What is important to remember is that you need to clean them up as soon as you see them. Don’t allow them to sit on the surface of your natural stone or they will be more difficult to remove later.
Don’t Skip Natural Stone Sealing
Having your natural stone flooring professionally cleaned and sealed will also help you protect your flooring. Removing any buildup from your floor will help your natural stone flooring stay as beautiful as the day it was installed. When you seal your natural stone, you don’t have to worry about etching and pitting. It will have the protection it needs against harmful spills and stains that are bound to happen no matter how careful you are.
Natural Stone Cleaning, Sealing & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
If you have natural stone flooring, you can call on Steam Masters to professionally clean and seal your floor. We will give it the protection it needs so that you can enjoy its beauty for years to come. Call us today!