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10 Things Everyone Hates About York Stone Floor Cleaning

By hights1 On August 19, 2017 Under Stone Cleaning

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The advantages of York stone flooring are known to everyone - fantastic aesthetics, huge durability and completely hypoallergenic. Where most people get it wrong when evaluating this option is maintenance. It’s not as simple as we’d all like it to be. That is why it is common to hear local homeowners complaining about DIY York stone floor cleaning. Discover the negative aspects and how they can be fixed.


 1. Scrubbing Could Be Damaging  

This age-old cleaning technique isn’t recommended for stone floors as it could leave some nasty scratches, especially if a hard-bristled brush is used. You should blot spills quickly, but in case of stains, it’s better to use professional York stone floor cleaning services.


 2. Not All Vacuum Cleaners Work  

Vacuuming York stone floors is important, but worn attachment and vacuum cleaner wheels could scratch them, so you’d better watch out. It’s best to use a dry mop for sweeping such floors regularly.


 3. Frequent Mop Changing Required 

Since even sponge mops can collect dirt particles, sand and tiny debris, they should be changed frequently to avoid scratching the stone floor. It may be a bit annoying, but this is the way to protect your investment.


 4. Traditional Cleaners Could Be Dangerous 

Even if there is a tiny amount of acid or bleach in the cleaning agent, this could have a considerable adverse impact on the stone tiles. Similarly, abrasive cleaners can scratch the surface. When you hire York stone floor cleaning services, you can expect the provider to use only safe products. When you buy ones for home use, make sure that they are formulated especially for stone.


 5. The Need for Quick Reaction in case of a Spill 

You need to jump off the couch and blot the spill right away. Otherwise, it may penetrate into the porous stone and leave a stain.


 6. Challenges with Grout Cleaning 

Usually, you’d scrub grout with an acidic solution to clean it, but this simply doesn’t work when you have York stone tile. Professional deep cleaning is the best way to get effective results safely.


 7. Inability to Overcome Surface Dullness 

This issue is usually due to extensive use and can arise even if the floor receives perfect care from the owner. You can fix it by hiring a professional company which offers not only cleaning, but full restoration services, which include stripping and polishing.


 8. Darkening of the Floor Despite Regular Cleaning 

Even with regular vacuuming, sweeping and washing, some dust and dirt particles may remain in the pores of the stone, leaving the floor looking darker than it is. You can fix this with professional York stone floor cleaning.


 9. Different Stains Have to Be Treated Differently 

While hot water and a solution with mild detergent could help in some cases, chemical stains, in particular, require professional treatment. If you make experiments by yourself, you could end up causing more damage.


 10. The Sealant Is at Risk of Damage 

If you use inappropriate cleaning techniques and methods, you can easily damage the sealant which protects the stone from dirt and stains.


To solve this problem effectively, you can hire a professional York stone floor cleaning service provider that specializes in applying sealant too. Highfield TS are local specialists with excellent reviews.


Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on:
07922 022 614


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