20 June 2017
How To Maintain Natural Stone Paving & Flooring
Natural Stone creates stunning and practical flooring for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, conservatories and garden rooms.
Available in a wide range of materials, colours, textures and finishes, natural stone flooring is incredibly durable and if looked after properly will enhance your home for a lifetime.
Below is an easy to follow care guide which will ensure that your paving stones, flagstones or tiles retain their beautiful appearance.
Top 3 Natural Stone Floor Tips
1. Make sure that any spillages are cleaned up immediately by blotting them with a soft cloth.
2. Regularly clean your floor with clean warm water and a soft sponge or mop and allow it to ‘air’ dry.
3. If you prefer to use a cleaner for your floors, simple washing up liquid will do or use a specially formulated stone floor cleaner to remove small stains.
In heavy duty areas such as hallways, rugs and non-slip mats will help to avoid scuffing.
If you have any furniture on the stone floor that is at risk of scratching it you should place material pads underneath to avoid this.
Avoid placing any high heat on the stone, use fire guards around open fireplaces.
Regularly dust the natural stone to avoid any discoloration.
If you have natural stone in your shower, this should ideally be treated with an anti-slip sealant.
Acid cleaners that include vinegar and lemon juice can erode natural stone and should be avoided.
Don’t use dry cleansers, they are abrasive and will ruin the finish of the stone.
Avoid multipurpose and powder cleaners as they may damage the sealant.
Metal objects can leave rust stains on stone floors which are very difficult to remove so try to place metal objects or furniture on a protective mat.
Avoid wood furniture protectors as these can stain.