Natural Stone Cleaning
Natural stone is a feature that adds a certain kind of elegance, beauty and class to your home. Natural stone like onyx, sandstone, marble, granite, slate and travertine are usually used in bathroom, kitchen counters, hallway, fire mantel etc. They add beauty to your home but if improperly maintained, are prone to cracks because they are porous. They can also become dull due to the usage of toxic cleaning agents. Proper maintenance of your natural stone can reduce the damages that occur from daily ruin. If you hire us at Tile and Grout Cleaning Peoria, we will use the right cleaning agents for your stone to ensure that the life span is elongated.
Regular maintenance of your natural stone will keep it in pristine and excellent condition and reduce the degree of damages that may occur to it on a daily basis. Proper maintenance involves daily cleaning and using the right cleaning materials. Using the wrong cleaning materials can cause severe damages that may be irreparable. It is for this reason that it is important to hire a professional to clean your natural stone. Due to the different composition of each stone, different care is usually administered to them. Using vinegar to clean your stone can cause harsh effects on the stone like etching or burning of the surface of the stone. It is ideal to use a cleaner with a neutral Ph of 7. To avoid etching on the surface of your stone, avoid using abrasive tools such as scrubbing pad, use a soft cloth or a dust mop to clean your stone’s surface.
Natural stones are porous which makes them crack easily due to absorption of liquid. Sealants can protect the surface of the stone from stains but not from etching or discoloration. Sealants basically protect the surface of the stone from deteriorating due to damages caused by spilled liquid substances or soap foams. Sealants makes it easy to clean your natural stone and protects it to a certain degree, you still need to imbibe the act of cleaning it daily. To seal your stone properly and avoid several other compounded problems, it is important hire a professional to apply it.
To ensure that your floor is shiny and well maintained, dust mop you floor frequently or always with a clean, non-abrasive and non-toxic dust mop to wipe out sand, dirt, grime, and grit that usually destroys the surface of natural stone. The objects placed on your rug such as rug, doormats etc. make sure that their underside is not abrasive to avoid it etching the stone. When cleaning your floor or countertop surfaces, make use of neutral pH cleaners, dishwashing detergent, warm water and a clean soft cloth to ensure that the stone is well taken care of. At Tile and Grout Cleaning Peoria, we ensure that the right cleaning agents are used to clean your stone. We’d also ensure that the cleaning agents are suitable for your stone.