Natural stone requires care

Enhancing the appearance of your home or business with natural stone countertops, floors, walls, and other surfaces comes with some responsibility. Once your stone is installed, it is up to you to protect your investment. Granite, marble, limestone, travertine and other types of natural stone require regular cleaning and maintenance to remain beautiful and elegant.

So how do you keep your stone clean? The answer to this question may depend on what type of stone you have, its environment or location, the amount of traffic and usage it is subject to, and other factors.

As a rule, it is best to stay away from acidic cleaners. Even many “green” cleaners are made with acidic fruits and vegetables that cause damage or slowly strip any sealer from your countertops, table tops, floors and other surfaces.

Another option is to make your own safe, neutral cleanser. This one works well on all natural stone:

    1/4 cup of isopropyl rubbing alcohol
    4 drops of Dawn Dishwashing Detergent
    A couple drops of essential oil (optional to cover alcohol smell)
    Add the ingredients into a 16-ounce spray bottle, fill with water and shake.

If you have questions about cleaning the natural stone in your home or office, contact us today.
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