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Stone Floor Cleaning – 5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong.

By hights1 On July 1, 2017 Under Stone Cleaning

Stone Floor Cleaning

It’s important to make stone floor cleaning an integral part of home maintenance. Stone is exceptionally durable in addition to having a unique charm, but it is a natural material and its porous structure requires extra care to be exercised on the part of owners. Regrettably, it’s common for people to make mistakes when cleaning stone floors. Discover what you should not do and what to do instead.

  1. Vacuuming the Wrong Way

stone floor cleaningMany experts recommend that you simply sweep dirt with a soft dry mop. However, this could be a tedious task, which has to be done every few days if not daily to produce the desired results. Without a doubt, vacuuming is more effective, but you should know how to do it properly.

Use the attachment with the softest bristles and slide it on the floor gently. Remember that pushing it down too hard could cause scratches. Additionally, it’s essential that the wheels and legs of the vacuum cleaner are not worn as they could scratch the surface badly. Consider using pads and covers, if needed, to achieve the best stone floor cleaning results.

  1. Slow Reaction to Spills

stone cleaning spillsThe different types of stone can absorb liquid quite quickly, with the actual rate depending on how porous they are. While high-quality sealant can keep the liquid out for a long time, it may penetrate eventually. That is why you should clean spills immediately. Use a white cloth or kitchen paper towel to wipe the liquid. Don’t press against the floor as you may push some liquid down. In case of an oily stain, dampen the cloth or paper towel in hot water for best stone floor cleaning results.

  1. Using Classic Homemade Cleaners

stone floor cleasningYou’ve heard how solutions with lemon juice and vinegar could do wonders for removing grime from all kinds of surfaces, right? The truth is that they could damage stone because of their acidic composition. If you want to prepare an effective solution, you should use soap with neutral pH and no acidic ingredients. Alternatively, you can use a specially formulated stone cleaner.

 

 

  1. Experimenting with Grout Cleaning

cleaning stone floorGrout is notorious for getting too dirty, too quickly, but this doesn’t mean that you have to scrub it with an abrasive cleaner and a hard-bristled brush, especially when it keeps together stone tiles. The best solution to the problem is deep grout cleaning performed by a professional who can do the job safely. It makes sense for it to be an integral part of stone floor cleaning.

 

 

  1. Provide Full Protection

protect stone floorModern sealants don’t alter the natural texture and colours of stone floors. Quite the opposite, they can enhance them. When the application of a sealant is not possible because of the nature of the stone, impregnation could do an equally good job. Remember that you have to put effort into protecting the stone floor too. Place doormats at the entryways of your house and consider placing rugs in high-traffic areas. Shake them regularly to minimise the risk of abrasive particles harming your stone floor.

To ensure that you will get effective professional stone floor cleaning, you can count on the specialists of Highfield TS.

 

If you have any questions regarding stone floor cleaning or any other floor or upholstery cleaning then:

 

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

 

 

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