Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Natural Stone Floor Care

Natural stone flooring is an elegant, easy to maintain option that will stand the test of time if cared for correctly. Natural stone is versatile enough to achieve the aesthetic, performance, and cost goals on both the exterior and interior of your home over the long term. Here are some basic care and cleaning do’s and don’ts to help you maintain your natural stone flooring:

Do
Use non-slip mats or rugs in high traffic areas and entry ways
Regularly dust, vacuum and mop to clean and slow the wear caused by dirt build up
Clean spills immediately so they don’t become stains, which can be absorbed into the porous material
Hire a professional tile and grout cleaner, in addition to your day-to-day cleaning to ensure that the floor is properly cleaned and sealed to prevent deterioration, stains, make regular cleaning easier and provide healthy surfaces for the home or workplace
Regularly strip and seal your floor instead of coating older sealer with a fresh coat. We recommend using a professional to ensure floors aren’t damaged, you achieve a higher and more even shine and the desired finish is achieved.

Don’t
Hire any professional. A lot of ‘experts’ have a six week course behind them and no further training. You don’t want to risk damaging and replacing your floors!
Use strong chemicals on soft natural stone. This can no only damage your stone but deteriorate the protecting sealant
Use a damaged vacuum or mop bucket. If it’s missing wheels or the head is worn you will scratch the floor surface which will then require you to strip, buff and seal
Drag furniture. This includes chairs, tables and heavier items. You can get covers for their legs to protect your flooring
All floors have their own unique properties and it’s important that you clean, maintain and follow proper care to ensure their beauty and longevity. Whether your natural stone is inside or outside you will occasionally need an expert to help bring them back to life. Tile Cleaning Experts have over 30 years’ experience and backgrounds in nano chemistry. Meaning, we know how cleaning agents react with your floor – whether it be the existing sealer or natural floor properties. We beat any written quote by 10%. Request a free quote today and fall in love with the restored life and aesthetics of one of the most important features of your home.

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