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Beginner’s guide to cleaning a stone floor

It's imperative to avoid the use of products like vinegar or other acidic cleaners on stone like marble, limestone or travertine.

After laying your stone floor, there will come a time when it begins to lose its original allure and you will have to clean it to get it back. When this happens, there are a number of potential problems to be aware of before you charge right into it.

Cleaning Dos

Before you turn to chemicals to clean your stone, be sure to take a wet mop to the surface and remove any residue. Things like dust, dirt and other materials can build up over time and give the appearance of filth.

Simply taking a mop to the surface might remove this layer and expose the vibrant, untainted surface you laid in the past.

If you do need to wash the surface with a product, it could be worth investigating proper stain cleaners for any marks that are too far gone and set in the floor. Otherwise, using a low pH detergent should be enough to get rid of any pesky blemishes on the stone’s surface.

Rejuvenata ACTIVE  is a natural active enzyme cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals. It will clean general grime and stains caused by oil, food residue, and mold, leaving your surface looking as good as new.

Cleaning Don’ts

It’s important to note that when it comes to cleaning natural stone products, they have a natural reaction to things that are extremely alkaline-based or acidic.

Therefore, it’s imperative to avoid the use of products like vinegar or other acidic cleaners on stone like marble, limestone or travertine. Using acidic materials during surface cleaning can mar these beautiful stones with etch marks.

Another tip is to avoid using vacuum cleaners that are old and worn. If there is exposed metal on the mouth of the cleaner, this can scratch along the stone’s surface and leave long-lasting marks on the exterior layer of the stone.

If your cleaning efforts fail to remove a stain, you may want to make contact with a professional stone cleaner in order to avoid causing further damage to the floor.

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