Cleaning

Cleaning

Natural stone (granite, marble, travertine, limestone, etc.) needs to be cleaned regularly to maintain its natural sheen and vitality.

 Do’s 

  • Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of non-acidic soap scum remover, a mild liquid dishwashing detergent or denatured alcohol.
  • Use a specialty cleaning agent made especially for natural stone. These specialty cleaning agents will remove oil, residue, and help clean up everyday food or bath and beauty product spills. 
  • Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
  • Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.
  • Blot up spills immediately.

Don’ts

  • Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acid content that may etch the surface.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleaners or soft cleansers.
  • Do not use cleaners that contain acids such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tile cleaners. 
  • Do not apply acetone or any type of paint thinner.
  • Do not mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
Frequent or over-use of soap scum remover could result in dulling the surface of the stone.