Natural stone surfaces, with their unique textures and colors, can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of both residential homes and commercial spaces. Among the various natural stones used, marble stands out for its elegance and timeless beauty. However, despite its durability, marble demands careful maintenance to prevent unsightly scratches and damages. This is where Modern Stone Care, a reputable stone care service provider, comes into play, offering a comprehensive range of specialized marble care services that include polishing, thorough cleaning, and meticulous restoration procedures. These services are designed to address and rectify any damage that may have occurred over time, revitalizing the marble’s original splendor.
When it comes to categorizing natural stones, they can be broadly classified into three main types based on their geological origins: metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous. The effectiveness of cleaning methods largely depends on the stone’s composition. Specifically, two distinct categories emerge: calcareous stones and siliceous stones.
Calcareous stones, such as marble and limestone, consist primarily of calcium carbonate and are particularly susceptible to the corrosive effects of acidic substances. As a result, these stones require cautious cleaning methods involving pH-balanced, non-acidic soaps to prevent damage.
On the other hand, siliceous stones like granite and slate have a higher resistance to acids and are better suited for environments where they might come into contact with acidic substances. These stones are more forgiving when it comes to cleaning, making them a suitable choice for spaces like kitchens.
For effective and safe cleaning of natural stone surfaces, consider the following do’s and don’ts:
- Start with a soft, damp cloth or sponge along with a pH-neutral soap for routine cleaning.
- Address spills and messes promptly to prevent staining.
- Use a gentle, circular motion when cleaning to avoid scratching the surface.
- Dry the cleaned surface immediately with a soft towel or air dryer to prevent water spots.
- Regularly shake out mats and rugs placed on stone floors to minimize dirt accumulation.
- Employ a damp mop to clear away abrasive particles from stone floors.
- Avoid abrasive cleansers or rough scrubbing pads, as they can damage the stone’s finish.
- Refrain from using acidic or harsh chemical cleaners not formulated for natural stone.
- Be cautious with glass cleaners near stone surfaces, as they might inadvertently damage the stone.
- Prevent dragging heavy items or vacuum attachments across stone floors, as this could lead to scratching.
The remarkable beauty of natural stone surfaces, like marble, can be preserved for generations through proper care and maintenance. Modern Stone Care’s expertise in marble care ensures that these delicate surfaces are well taken care of, enhancing their longevity and appeal. By following the recommended cleaning guidelines, you can maintain the stunning appearance of your natural stone surfaces while safeguarding them from potential damage.
Restore Your Damaged Stone Surfaces
Our team understands the vulnerabilities and needs of natural stone surfaces and work carefully with these materials to help reverse the effects of damage and restore your natural stone back to its original condition. While not all damages to natural stone surfaces can be reversed, most can at least be improved. If you are unsure about the condition of your natural stone surfaces contact Modern Stone Care to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help restore your natural stone surfaces with our stone safe products and cleaners.
Safe Natural Stone Cleaning Solution
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.