Installation of stone floors represents a major investment, which along with the structure and origin of the same nature, is a strong reason to pay special attention to the cleaning and maintenance. In order to fulfill the prerequisites of longevity, color and lifetime of almost all types of stones, Capital Stone wants to provide you with some advice on how to clean and maintain marble and granite surfaces in your home.
Marble is a stone with a crystal structure which is very popular regardless of whether it is coarse or finely shaped and polished and used for floor areas in different structure patterns and colors.
Normally, bright primary colors are combined with dark lines that makes the stone look interesting and unique.
Marble is formed from limestone that has been exposed to high pressures and temperatures and is largely resistant to weather conditions. However, marble is not resistant to acid (e.g. Coke, fruit juices, vinegar) and to strong alkalis.
Note: continued use of products based on strong alkalis leads to the loses of its shine and it turns yellow. Oils can lead to staining which is why it is not advisable to install it on countertops. Rainwater and snow that come into contact with marble can also destroy the surface and color intensity.
General cleaning: To remove layers of dirt it is recommended to use a diluted base detergent (Basic Cleaner). Clean the surface with water and wipe with a soft, clean cloth.
The first application: For better shine, color intensity you should clean all the stone surfaces every day using products you can purchase from every store.
Daily cleaning and maintenance: For daily cleaning, dilute the product in water, depending on how bid the surface is. Wipe the surface with a soft cloth.
Granite is a volcanic stone that is composed of feldspar (potassium aluminum silicate and calcium sodium silicate), quartz and mica. Granite always three colors (white, gray, reddish) and has a fully uniform pattern.
Granite is solid and durable stone, resistant to weather conditions, resistant to alkalis and solvents, and to a large extent on acids.
General cleaning: To remove dirt and dust from granite surfaces you can use dishwashing detergent and lukewarm water. Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe the surfaces.
It should be noted that there are many products that will help you increase the shininess of the surfaces, so make sure you use one of those if you want to make these surfaces look clean all the time.
Cleaning granite flooring is much easier if you use the right products. However, cleaning granite surface is much easier compared to marble, since granite is resistant to scratches, stains and discoloration. That is why it is very important to be very careful when cleaning marble and use natural products for that process. Dishwashing detergent and lukewarm water will be enough to clean the dust and the dirt.