Let us help you keep your stone beautiful for years to come.
To ensure the beauty of your natural stone is preserved, Rockin’teriors offers an annual maintenance program. We come to your home and reseal your countertops, fireplace surrounds and interior natural stone surfaces.
The two most important things you do to care for granite, limestone, travertine and other natural stones are:
- Remove any dust, grit, and sand from the stone's surface.
- Clean up accidental spills as soon as possible.
Care For Granite & Natural Stone Countertops
- Wipe up any spills as soon as possible. If left unattended, the spills can etch the polish and dull the finish of calcite based stones. Beverages such as coke and orange juice contain acidic materials that when in contact with calcium based stones (marble, some limestone, travertine, and onyx) can deteriorate the stone. This doesn't burn a hole through your stone, it just loses its finish in the area of contact.
- Use coasters or placemats on your natural stone surfaces. This is especially true for calcareous natural stones such as marble.
- Rinse and dry your natural stone surface after washing. This is very effective on dark stones to get rid of streaks.
- Similar to other counter surfaces, daily cleanings should be accompanied by periodic deep cleanings.
- Daily spot cleaning is simply wiping up any accidental spills promptly. If you do get a stain, attend to it as soon as possible with a slightly stronger solution of detergent and then a poultice if the detergent cleaner is unsuccessful.
The DON'TS of Natural Stone Care
- DON’T use vinegar, lemon juice, or any harsh cleaners on your stone.
- DON'T use harsh cleaners such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub & tile cleaners.
- DON'T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
- DON'T mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
- DON'T ever mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so.
The cleaning products you use should only be strong enough to do the required task and no more. Call us for problems that appear too difficult to treat yourself.
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