Natural stone surfaces make beautiful additions to homes and commercial spaces. While marble has the ability to last a lifetime, it will require proper care in order to avoid scratches, etches, and other damages. Modern Stone Care offers a wide range of marble care services including polishing services, marble cleaning, grout cleaning, marble restoration, and more. Our restoration services can help to repair and refinish your damaged stone surfaces.
You may recall from your high school geology class that natural stone falls into one of three basic geological classifications: metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous. When it comes to cleaning, you also need to be aware of whether your stone countertop or bathroom tile is calcareous or siliceous.
Calcareous stone, composed primarily of the chemical compound calcium carbonate, is particularly sensitive to acid. A pH-balanced, non-acidic gentle soap is recommended for these stones, which include limestone, travertine, onyx, marble and serpentine.
Siliceous stone is a better choice for your kitchen as it stands up to acid found in founds as well as acidic cleansers. Siliceous stones include granite, slate, quartzite, soapstone, and sandstone.
Seven do’s and don’t for cleaning natural stone surfaces
Tips for quick-and-easy everyday cleaning of all natural stone include:
- Start with a damp, soft cloth or sponge and a dab of pH-neutral soap (most dishwasher soap is fine).
- Using an abrasive cleanser or even the rough side of a sponge may strip away the sealant as well as damage the stone over time.
- For crusted-on food or soap scum, use a brush with soft bristles and clean in circular motions to avoid scratching the surface.
- Always dry surfaces with a soft towel or blow-dryer immediately after cleaning to avoid spotting.
- Avoid cleaning products that aren’t specifically formulated for natural stone. Make sure if you’re using glass cleaner to wipe smudges on a mirror over a marble vanity top that none gets on the stone.
- Shake out door mats and rugs on a regular basis to minimize tracking outside dirt that may potentially scratch stone floors.
- Damp mop stone floors to wipe away abrasive particles, and be sure not to drag items – including vacuum attachments – across the floor.
Why Work With Modern Stone Care For Your Stone Maintenance?
The team at Modern Stone Care are the experts in natural stone repair, polishing, sealing, and refinishing in Houston. Our team is made up of natural stone technicians who have years of experience when it comes to the proper care and treatment of granite, marble, and other natural stone materials. These materials, while resilient have many vulnerabilities and must always be handled by professionals who have dedicated the time required to understand how to maintain, protect, repair, and restore them.
Always be careful before deciding to work with a floor cleaning company that does not specialize in natural stone services. These companies take on many different services, they may use abrasive materials and cleaners on your stone that, while fine for other floor materials, can leave natural stone damaged and weak.
Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to the care of something as expensive and precious as your natural stone services. Instead, contact the team at Modern Stone Care to learn more about our professional cleaning services and how we can help you protect your natural stone surfaces today so they will continue looking great for decades to come.
Safe Cleaning Solution for Natural Stone Floors
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.