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.
How Frequently Should I Seal My Natural Stone Surfaces?
Most natural stone experts recommend sealing your surfaces on an annual basis unless the surfaces are experiencing extensive wear and tear. For example, if you cook every day in your kitchen and then proceed to clean the countertops each day, you may need to reseal the natural stone surfaces seasonally or biannually to protect it from future damage.
If your natural stone countertops or natural stone surfaces are in need of some care contact the professional stone experts of Houston at Modern Stone Care. Our team can help you to determine how often you need to seal your natural stone surfaces and keep them looking great for a lifetime.
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 It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching.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.
Modern Stone Care
970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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