Natural Stone Cleaning
Perhaps you have just moved into your new house and accidentally have scratched the natural stone floor. What do you do in this case? If you have no idea how to clear the natural stone then you should definitely call our company. Because if you go and do things your own way you might end up scratching the natural stone or even ruining it completely. Here at Tile and Grout Cleaning Mesa, we will make sure to polish the natural stone and make it look just like new which means we will completely restore it. If you cannot fix the polishing problem then you may need to call our professional in order to do everything for you.
Sedimentary stones are mainly calcium-based and are very, very sensitive to acid and harsh chemicals so you will not use any hard or acid-containing chemicals while cleaning these types of stones. You don't need to listen to those people let's say that you need to use citrus or vinegar-based solutions to clear natural stone because on these types of stones you will only cause more severe damage to them. Bleach is also out of the question since it will most definitely discolor the stone. So if you plan to call our company to clear your natural stones you need to explain to our experts that they are sedimentary stones.
Textured stones usually have a natural slate with a split face finish that makes it particularly difficult for them to wipe. You cannot use cloth, rags or, even paper towels to clear these types of stones since you might tear apart various edges. We recommend to only use specific cleaners for this type of stones and make sure that you are not putting too much pressure while doing the cleaning process. If you do so then some dirt will probably loosen up and will end up scratching the stone. The good thing about textures stones especially quartzite is that they will allow you to use a little bit stronger cleaners that might have acid in them since this type of stone is acid persistent.
Many people think that a polished surface is a clean surface. Well, that is true for most of the natural stones but not necessarily true for polished stones. Because a polished surface might have a lot of pores which gather debris and water in them. A polish surface will also show more easily all the scratches and chips. That's why a polished stone needs to not only be clean but also sealed especially for areas with high foot traffic.
Probably the best way to prevent stains is to apply a quality stone sealer once the stone is installed and properly cleaned. The sealer has the need to be reapplied at least once every five or eight years. Frequent maintenance is also one of the best ways to keep the stones clean and prevent stains. Avoid wiping though since this will only smear the stain all over the stone.