What Causes Natural Stone To Appear Cloudy?
Natural stone surfaces are an investment into your home or business. These beautiful materials have the ability to immediately increase the class and interest of a space. When properly cared for natural stone has the potential to last more than a lifetime. However, with improper or negligent maintenance and cleaning, your natural stone can easily become damaged. The most common problem we see with natural stone surfaces is a detectable haze or cloudiness that takes away from the beauty of your stone. When caught early enough the cloudy damage done to your natural stone can be reversed. If you have noticed your natural stone surface is not as vibrant as it used to be, contact Modern Stone Care today for the best cloudy natural stone repair in Houston.
Listed below are the most common reason your natural stone surfaces may begin to look less vibrant and cloudy:
Wrong Cleaning Products: It is important that you monitor the ingredients in all of the cleaning products you use on your natural stone surfaces. Anything with acidic or abrasive properties can eat away at your stone, leaving you with discoloration and cloudiness. Using the wrong cleaning product can destroy your seal and go right through the polished layer of your stone, leading to deep damage. The sooner you address the cloudy or discolored patches on your natural stone counters or floors, the more likely it will be able to be restored.
Acidic Foods and Drinks: Corrosive cleaning products are not the only thing in your home which can be damaging to your natural stone surfaces. Spilling acidic food and drinks on your natural stone can also lead to damage and dullness. The best strategy for avoiding this damage is staying on top of having your natural stone surfaces professionally sealed. The sealant used by the natural stone technicians at Modern Stone Care, acts as an invisible barrier between your stone and outside influences. This seal keeps any damaging solids or liquids from penetrating into the stone.
Improper Sealing: Unfortunately, many companies advertise themselves as being able to care for natural stone surfaces. However, if you choose to work with a company that does not specifically specialize in working with natural stone, you may find that the quality of work is lacking. In cases where natural stone surfaces are not properly sealed, they often will appear to have a noticeable haze or cloudiness. Sealants should never be left to dry on natural stone surfaces, this will lead to a less than attractive finish. Instead, natural stone sealant should be applied in small sections and then buffed into the stone until it is completely dry.
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