Everyday cleaning for natural stone

Do:  Start with a damp, soft cloth or sponge and a dab of pH-neutral soap.

Don’t: Using an abrasive cleanser or even the rough side of a sponge may strip away the sealant on the stone over time.  For crusted-on food  use a brush with soft bristles and clean in circular motions to avoid scratching the surface.  Dry with a soft towel immediately after cleaning to avoid spotting.  Avoid cleaning products that aren’t specifically formulated for natural stone. 

Do: Shake out door mats and rugs on a regular basis to help from tracking in dirt.  This will lower the chance of potentially scratching the natural stone.  Damp mop stone floors to wipe away abrasive particles. 

Don’t:  Drag items across the floor as it will scratch the natural stone.   

The right sealant makes the difference

Natural stones are like sponges that absorb liquids quickly. The biggest mistake people make is putting too much trust in sealant.  Most sealants are topical and can repel a spilled glass of wine or soap scum, slowing down damage over time.  While sealant does make cleaning up easier, it doesn’t remove the need for daily maintenance to keep your stone surfaces gleaming. 

If you need stone cleaning and sealing, tile or grout services, Swift Services is here to offer you a quality service.  We are a small company, so you can trust that you will receive personal service. We offer our customers free estimates.