Protecting your marble countertops and floors is critical in order to keep them looking great for decades. Listed below are 4 bad habits to avoid to keep your natural stone healthy:
Using acidic cleaners to clean your floor
Cleaners such as vinegar and lemon juice may be great options for your health and the environment, but they are bad options for stone floor maintenance.
The acid can lift the sealer and etch the surface. Instead, opt for pH-neutral stone cleaner and follow directions carefully. We recommend using the MC24 Daily Stone Cleaner for marble floors.
Not cleaning up spills immediately
Let’s face it, accidents happen.
You’ll want to make sure to clean any spills up immediately. Some liquids can stain your marble floor. If this happens you’ll want to safely remove the stain using poultice. Learn more about this DIY solution here.
To prevent stains, make sure you’re sealing your marble floors at least once per year. We recommend using the 314P Premium Sealer, the highest quality stain protection!
Using chairs without protective felt pads
Stone may be solid and long-lasting, but its finish is still vulnerable to scrapes and scratches. Protect your stone floor from chair scrapes with protective pads. These can be found at your local hardware store.
Allowing pet urine to dry without quick cleanup.
Your new puppy maybe your best friend, but he’s your stone floor’s worst enemy. The acid from cat and dog urine will cause etching and staining to your floor.
Keep a non-acidic floor cleaner on hand to catch spills as soon as they happen, and don’t allow untrained dogs to have access to your floors while you’re away from home. If one gets past you and the damage is done, you should check out the Marble Refinishing Kit.
Natural Stone Cleaner For Marble Surfaces
When you are looking for a safe marble surface cleaner that will not hurt your marble and leave you with a gorgeous and clean natural stone surface the team at Modern Stone Care in Houston is here for you.
Our team provides an in-house formula that is safe for all of your natural stone surfaces! This product is called Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner and it 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It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching.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.
Companies that work with many different flooring and countertop materials, such as wood, tile, and carpet, often fall short when it comes to having the necessary materials, equipment, and knowledge to provide your natural stone surfaces with the care it truly deserves.
Natural Stone Services 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 proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Cypress, Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball, and The Woodlands.
Modern Stone Care
970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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