If you invest in Oklahoma City flooring stone, you want it to look beautiful and last for years. For the best results, you need to understand how to clean natural stone floors and how to polish stones.
How to Clean Stone Floors
One of the benefits of stone flooring is easy maintenance. Learning how to clean natural stone floors is surprisingly simple. The type of stone that you used will determine the best practices for how to clean stone floors.
Stone flooring requires regular maintenance. Here are a few tips that will help you regardless of the type of stone installed:
Do not let dirt and stains build up over time. Sweep, or use a dust mop, regularly.
Use a neutral pH cleaner to prevent any damage to the stone.
When mopping, do not use dirty water or leave the water standing on the stone. Water can absorb into the stone, so make sure that it dries quickly.
Carefully scrub the grout between your stone to keep it clean. A soft toothbrush or other soft tools will work. Avoid scrubbing too hard and scratching the surface of the stone near the grout.
Oklahoma City flooring stones are sealed for an additional layer of protection. Keep an eye on your flooring stone and reseal it as it becomes necessary. Natural stone typically needed to be resealed each year.
How to Polish Floors
Flooring stones are polished before they are installed, particularly high-gloss flooring stones. Keeping this type of finish takes more effort than using flooring stones with a more natural look, such as limestone. If you consider how to polish stones, make sure that you avoid wax and other products that “polish” the surface. These products will trap dirt and make the stones look worse.
There are ways to polish floors yourself, but you should contact a professional for the best results. Someone with knowledge and experience will know how to work out the stains and how to polish the floor safely.
If you have questions about cleaning or polishing your stone flooring or choosing the best low-maintenance stone for your project, please contact us or visit our showroom. We are here to help you every step of the way.