Stone Care & Cleaning Tips

 

Natural stone is a beautiful, but while stone is durable and can, it is also porous and susceptible to staining and damage, unless maintained properly. With a little bit of care marble and stone furniture can last for years.

Marble and stone are characteristically soft, regular care and maintenance is recommended to keep it in pristine condition. The varying nature of stone and marbles texture and veins, every marble and stone product is different.

 

How to Care for Your Natural Stone

  • Protect surfaces with surfaces with coasters, trivets, or placemats. 
  • Clean up spills immediately using a clean cloth or sponge, one that won't bleed colour.
  • Be sure to dry the stone thoroughly after cleaning to prevent any moisture penetration.
  • Do not use general surface cleaning products, we recommend you use specific products for marble surfaces. 
  • Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine, or onyx surfaces.
  • Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub & tile cleaners.
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleanse

 

TYPES OF STONE

Natural stone can be classified into two general categories: siliceous stone or calcareous stone. Knowing the difference is important when selecting cleaning products.

Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silica or quartz-like particles. It tends to be very durable and relatively easy to clean with mild cleaning solutions. Types of siliceous stone include: granite, slate, sandstone, quartzite, brownstone, and bluestone.

Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. It is sensitive to acidic cleaning products and frequently requires different cleaning procedures than siliceous stone. Types of calcareous stone include: marble, travertine, limestone, and onyx. What may work on siliceous stone may not be suitable on calcareous surfaces.

 

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