Simple tips for natural stone surface maintenance

Natural stone surfaces have been used for residential or office buildings for centuries. This timeless material can bring a sense of luxury and elegance to any space, but it also requires proper maintenance to preserve its inherent aesthetic beauty. Here are four simple tips to keep your natural stone surface looking new over time.

1. Clean regularly

Like any other surface, dirt and food debris can build up on natural stone over time. Make sure you clean natural stone surfaces regularly with a damp cloth or mop using a mild detergent or cleaner designed specifically for natural stone surfaces. For more stubborn stains, use an ammonia-based cleaner. However, avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the stone’s surface over time.

2. Regular filling

Sealing is essential in protecting your natural stone surface from wear and tear. Typically, sealing should be done every two years for outdoor stone, such as patios and walkways, and every five years for indoor rock, such as countertops and floors. Be sure to read the instructions carefully when applying the sealant correctly for maximum protection.

3. Protect Natural Stone Cladding from Fading

Sunlight and weather can fade natural stone wall cladding over time, spoiling its ornamental appeal. One way to extend your natural stone’s lifespan and protect it from sagging is to invest in window treatments, shades, or drapes to shield it from direct sunlight. If possible, avoid installing the natural stone facing south or where it gets direct sunlight most of the day.

4. Avoid acidic materials

Acids such as vinegar, citrus juices, and some cleaning products can damage natural stone surfaces as their acidic content can erode the surface if left untreated. Wipe clean immediately after contact. To avoid this type of damage, always make sure to quickly clean up any spilled acidic material before it has a chance to sit on your natural stone surface for too long.

In short, maintaining a natural stone surface is easy with some simple steps, as outlined above! With regular cleaning, sealing, protective measures like coasters/carpets, and avoiding acidic materials, you’ll be able to keep your home’s natural stone decorative surfaces looking their best. as good as new! Contact Viethome Stone today if you have questions about maintaining your natural stone surface! We are here to help!