How to Keep Your Natural Stone Floors Clean and Beautiful

A beautiful kitchen with marble flooringNatural stones like marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, travertine, and slate make great flooring materials. Each one of them has its own distinct characteristics, but all natural stones are known for their durability and beauty.

To maintain the cleanliness and luster of your natural stone floors, it is important to get your floors professionally cleaned regularly. Floor cleaning experts have the equipment and expertise needed to give your stone floors a thorough cleaning, so it’s a good idea to hire their services once in a while, especially if your floors are beginning to look grimy and lackluster. Between professional cleaning sessions, however, there are a few things you can do at home that will also help maintain the cleanliness of your natural stone floors. Here are some of them:

Dust mop and vacuum regularly – Natural stones are naturally porous and textured, so they can accumulate dirt and debris over time. To prevent them from becoming grubby and from getting scratched by abrasive particles, make sure to vacuum clean your natural stone floors regularly. You can also wipe your floors with a damp mop on a daily basis to remove the dirt.

Use only pH-neutral cleaners – Natural stones, especially marble, are susceptible to acids, so make sure to use only cleaners that are not acidic in nature. Even vinegar and lemon juice diluted in water could damage your natural stone floors eventually, so it is best to use pH-neutral cleansers or mild dishwashing liquid detergents instead.

Perform deep-cleaning once in a while – Deep cleaning should be performed on natural stone surfaces that are heavily soiled. Choose a heavy-duty cleanser that is especially made for natural stone floors. Such cleansers will usually be alkaline in composition (instead of acidic) and will be capable of removing grease, soap scum, waxes, and other organic matter.

Polish your stone floors – Appropriate waxes and natural stone polishing products can be used to improve the shine of your stone floors. Just buff the polish with a nylon pad after applying. You can repeat the application as often as necessary.

It’s quite easy to keep your natural stone floors clean between professional cleaning. If you are interested to know more about these fantastic flooring products, please get in touch with Fine Floors by Ed White today. You can reach us by calling 888-802-6371 or by sending us a message through our contact page. Our service area includes the cities of Euless, Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas in Texas.