Natural stone makes a gorgeous addition to any home or business. Not only does it look great, it can last a lifetime whenever it is properly cared for. In this article we will discuss 3 Ways To Make Your Natural Stone Look Fantastic for decades to come.
Keep It Clean
Do you have natural stone surfaces in your home or business that you want to keep looking great for as long as possible? The simplest solution is also the most important, keep it clean! Try to wipe down all surfaces with a microfiber towel with safe cleaning products a few times a week and schedule routine maintenance with our stone specialists.
Keep It Polished
Polished surfaces can leave you with a highly reflective shine that is sure to dazzle all who enter your home. At Modern Stone Care our team of experts work with you to choose the perfect finish for your stone, this includes honed finishes for when you want that modern matte look.
Keep It Sealed
Natural stone is highly porous, making it vulnerable to moisture and other outside influences. Keeping a strong seal on all of your surfaces will protect your stone from serious damage, giving you many more years with your gorgeous natural surfaces.
The are 3 ways to make your natural stone look fantastic for many years to come.
In short, all natural stone surfaces need to be sealed periodically. This is because stone is naturally a porous material and can absorb bacteria, food particles, and liquids that we use throughout our home. Not sealing a stone countertop or floor tiles — which get the heaviest traffic and are the most susceptible to wear and tear — leaves the surface vulnerable to absorbing foreign substances, which can weaken the stone and potentially lead to the growth of bacteria.
That being said, not all stones are created equal. Marble, onyx, and limestone are some of the most desirable stones on the market, but all three are very susceptible to staining, scratches and, in particular, to acid etching. This means that if an acidic material touches the surface of the stone, it will leave a dull mark that may be difficult to remove. Because these stones have a high porosity, it’s important to seal them about every six months and clean them with solutions specially designed for natural stone. This upkeep is essential to making sure your floors and countertops remain beautiful and functional for decades to come.
In contrast, granite and quartz are much less porous and don’t need to be sealed as frequently — about once per year will be enough to seal up any exposed pits and fissures that can harbor bacteria. In addition, granite and quartz don’t require special cleaners, just some soap and water on a soft cloth is all you need to mop up any messes that occur.
Safe Stone Floor Cleaner
Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. It’s no rinse, streak free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.
If you have any questions or concerns about this cleaning product contact us today. Our customer service representatives will be happy to go over the ingredients and instructions when using this natural stone safe cleaner.
Natural Stone Cleaning In Houston TX
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We work in Houston and surrounding areas to offer the best stone care in the city.