Granite, marble, slate, or travertine can create a stunning look in your home. These natural stones are long-lasting and durable, and add a much-sought-after character to your countertops or floors.
While natural stone surfaces can look great to start off, certain care needs to be taken to keep them looking their best. These stone countertops and floors are covered with a special sealant that can be inadvertently removed if someone is careless with their natural stone surface.
We’re often called in to help clients after several years of improper care. And while we recommend cleaning, sealing, restoration work, and repair be left to the professionals, we also believe in educating our customers so they can care for their stone surfaces on a daily basis, reducing the need for major work.
Natural Stone Dos and Don’ts:
- DO immediately clean up dirt or any accidental spills
- DO use coasters and placemats to protect your surfaces
- DO use soap and water for regular cleaning
- DON’T use harsh chemicals or cleaners containing acid
- DON’T use abrasives that may scratch the finish
Following the recommendations will result in better looking and longer-lasting surfaces. When you do have a need for a deep cleaning, or more extensive work, The Groutsmith offers professional quality cleaning, restoration, sealing, and repair work on granite, marble, and natural stone floors and countertops.
To get a free estimate on your next natural stone cleaning, sealing, or repair project, simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 1-888-50-GROUT (1-888-504-7688).