Natural stone floors such as marble and granite were once rarely found in commercial facilities because they were expensive and they were believed to be “delicate” floors, needing considerable attention and care. That mindset has changed.
Because of their growing popularity, if you have a stone floor in your home or office, here are a few things you should know about stone floor care:
- Closely examine the stone floor before performing any cleaning tasks. Look for wear patterns, scratches, or damaged tiles which may require could be cleaned out
- Know an expert. While they may be hardy, stone floors can also be temperamental. An expert certified in natural stone restoration should be consulted whenever encountering a problem you are unsure of.
- When it comes to chemicals, stay neutral. In virtually all situations, when damage is done to a stone floor after cleaning it is because the chemical used either had too high or too low a pH.
- Avoid mopping a stone floor. As the mop and mop water become soiled, it can cause a soiled film to form over the stone floor, defacing its appearance. Consider an alternative system that dispenses neutral cleaning solution directly to the floor. The solution can be gently spread over the floor with a brush if necessary and then soils and moisture are vacuumed up.
- Make sure you find a way to keep your stone floor looking its best. Whether it’s regular buffing & polishing or daily maintenance .
Good luck! 🙂