MAINTENANCE

Cleaning Procedure DOs and DON’Ts-


The number one rule in stone maintenance and preservation is to keep the stone as clean as possible.

 

    Counter Top & Vanity

DO: beware of spills.

Acid containing foods or substances like orange juice, lemonade, milk, wine, tomato sauce, vinegar, & salad dressing will etch marble, travertine, or limestone.

If a spill occurs, clean it up immediately.

 

DO: reseal counter tops every 18 months. 

DO: clean regularly with a pH neutral cleaning solution. 

DON'T: use a powder cleanser or cream cleanser (such as Soft Scrub).

DON'T: leave any wet bottle (i.e. perfume, nail polish, aftershave, toothpaste, etc.) on the surface unless its content is pH neutral. 

    Shower

DO: clean your shower daily.

Using a pH neutral cleaner and a squeegee, spray the cleaner with a spray bottle, scrub the surface with one side of the squeegee tool, and then squeegee dry with the rubber blade.

Note: When your shower is not cleaned daily, it will accumulate soap deposit that the neutral cleaner will not be able to remove. Under this circumstance, use a slightly alkaline-based soap film remover. 

 

DON'T: use an acidic bathroom cleaner or acid-based mildew remover (such as Tilex).

 

DON'T: use a harsh disinfectant (such as Lysol). 

 

DON'T: use a powder cleanser or cream cleanser (such as Soft Scrub). 

Floors

    Floor
DO: use a damp mop to clean your floor regularly with a solution of water with a pH neutral detergent. 
Note: Just water is not enough; it won’t cut through dirt and will leave streaks. 

 

DO: use proper mats if the floor is in a foyer or any other room with direct access to the outside. 
 

DO: occasionally scrub grout to remove dirt build-up. 
 

DON'T: mop your floor using a solution of water with commercial detergents if the label does not specify that they are safe on natural granite, marble, limestone, or slate. 


DON'T: use a solution of water with vinegar (that would be one of the most devastating things that could happen to your stone). 
 

Remember that floors are sensitive to abrasion and dulling if not maintained as directed. 
 

Recommended Product: 409 Natural Stone Cleaner 

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Hayward CA 94545

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