Natural stone is a gorgeous material that is extremely versatile in homes and businesses. When properly cared for, natural stone materials have the ability to last and maintain their rich beauty for generations. Unfortunately, when the stone is uncared for, neglected, or mistreated, it can become damaged and brittle. Natural stone floors are breathtaking and make an excellent addition to any room, but are they easy to care for?
Let’s break it down.
There are two main types of natural stone surfaces you will see. These are large slabs of natural stone laid down to appear as one uniform structure and natural stone tiles. Tiles typically will be in small clusters, with prominently featured grout lines between each tile. Both types of natural stone will require regular at-home cleaning and professional care to get the longest lifespan out of them, however, natural stone tiles will require more effort. This is because in addition to the regular maintenance you will need to perform you will also need to scrub the grout to keep it from staining.
At Modern Stone Care, our team of Houston stone floor cleaning experts is able to restore darkened grout lines while also protecting your actual stone pieced. We understand the vulnerabilities of this product and have even developed our own cleaning solutions to ensure the safety and health of your stone tiled floors. Cleaning stone tile takes a certain level of expertise in order to avoid stains or cloudy stone.
Natural Stone Floor Cleaner
Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble-safe floor cleaner that 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 It was originally made to protect calcite-based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching.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.
What To Avoid On Natural Stone Surface
Not all cleaners are safe when it comes to your natural stone surfaces. Acidic commercial cleaners and those containing harsh chemicals, like bleach, can hurt and transform natural stone surfaces. Common household cleaning alternatives such as vinegar should also be avoided as it is an acidic substance, which means it can cause a chemical reaction on your natural stone surfaces known as etching.
Etching is a type of physical damage on a natural stone’s surface that appears as dull or cloudy marks. Many stone surfaces are susceptible to etching when they encounter acidic substances. This includes acidic cleaners, as well as any acidic spills, like wine, fruit juice, and more.
Why Choose Modern Stone Care?
Our natural stone experts focus on natural stone maintenance and care. Be wary of hiring cleaning companies that claim they are able to clean all types of flooring but if you have Natural Stone floors it is important to do your research and find a company, such as Modern Stone Care, that specializes in natural stone flooring. This is because natural stone flooring comes with many sensitivities and vulnerabilities that make it easily damaged.
Often times other companies come in and treat these natural stone floors the exact same way that they would handle other floors with no attention to the stone’s particular needs. When you want to protect your natural stone and avoid causing damage to your surfaces, our team can help. We provide a wide range of high-quality natural stone services in Houston. Call us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you protect your natural stone floors and surfaces.
Natural Stone Cleaning in Houston TX
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specializes 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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