Natural Stone Floor Cleaning: Best Practices in Orange County CA

Best Practice #1:  Periodic Stone Cleaning & Maintenance

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Not all stone is the same.  Even in types of stone there are different levels of hardness. For example, granite is typically classified as a 6-7 on the Mohs scale.  Why the difference?  it depends on the level of hardness in each of the individual pieces within the granite itself.  As such, periodic stone cleaning varies based on several factors.

Grinding and polishing are great ideas if you have marble or slate, however, it is not so good if you have travertine or limestone.  Why?  Well, those stones are softer and more vulnerable.  In the case of travertine, it often has gaps that can be eroded if you grind the stone.  A stone restoration service should be able to tell you the level of care that your stone will require in order to keep it looking its best.

Best Practice #2:  Use Caution With Store Bought ‘Miracle’ Products

Natural stone care is based on common sense.  Yet, we are often bombarded by ads for cleaning products that promise universal results no matter what floor type that one has.  However, with some store bought products, or products that you get over the Internet, there is often a real danger present.  Did you know for example that a great many cleaning products contain bleach?  While bleach is good for cleaning some floors such as linoleum, it is terrible for a great many natural stone types as bleach is acid based.  Some stone such as marble or limestone are extremely reactive to acid.

So, remember that the stonework in your home is more than just aesthetically beautiful.  It is also an investment.  As such, you want to keep it in good condition.  One of the best ways to start is to call a stone care service in the Los Angeles area to help you with pointers and tips.

This concludes part one of our series on natural stone care, be sure to read part two and part three as well.

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