– Do clean surfaces with mild, PH neutral cleaners. When wet mopping floors, please remember to change the water frequently. After mopping, dry the floor with soft cloth. Avoid excess use of water on stone surface. Absorb any extra water.
– Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface with clean, clear water after washing with any chemical.
– Do blot out spills immediately.
– Do protect the floor surfaces with non – slip mats, and counter tops with coasters, trivets or placemats. Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to stone surfaces due to their abrasive nature. Normally, it will take a person about 6 – 8 steps on a floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes. Mats at the entrance will help to minimise the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone surface.
– Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine, or onyx surfaces.
– Don’t use cleaners that contain acids such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners and or tile cleaners.
– Don’t use vacuum cleaners or ladders that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the stones surface.
– Protect the ends of furniture so that sharp edges so not scratch the marble.
Marble floors do require maintenance and a professional floor care company like Cleansweep can provide periodic stone care.
For more information, please visit our website – www.cleansweep.co.in or call 9717719303.
Source: Natural Stone Institute