Stone is made of natural minerals that may react adversely to cleaning chemicals and acids not intended for stone care use. Particular varieties of natural stone consist mainly of calcium carbonate and are extremely sensitive to acid (limestone & marble). This is the reason why fruit juices, wine and harsh chemicals must be removed from the surface of the stone immediately
Use a clean rag for best results
Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.
Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on the granite the high acid content may etch the surface.
Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth..
Change the rinse water frequently
Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
Do dust surfaces frequently
Do clean surfaces with specially formulated marble cleaner
Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
Do blot up spills immediately
Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.
Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
Don’t mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
Stone Care Recommendations
Check to make sure stone has a sealer applied to it before using any cleaning product.
Always use clean mops, sponges, towels or rags, and replace old mops, sponges, towels and rags as they age.
We recommend daily dusting to remove any dirt particles that could scratch the surface. Weekly washing with a neutral pH floor solution will offer the best results.
Clean up spills immediately to prevent staining and etching.
The following items can damage stone surfaces:
Soda, juices, alcoholic beverages, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, rock salt, sand, shaving cream, perfume/cologne, polish remover, dishwashing soap, hair perm chemicals, shampoos and body soaps that contain EDTA, toothpaste, drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, household cleaning products and any fluid that contains an acid or alkali
Polished Marble looks beautiful, but an intriguing paradox. On one hand, marble is hard, durable and lasts for years. On the other hand, the polished surface can be marred by chemicals, stains and abrasion.
Keeping marble in its magnificent, original state, takes ongoing tender loving care