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Care and Cleaning Instructions for Natural Stone products.


Marble, granite and other natural stone products are an investment which will last for years if maintained properly.  Simple care and conservation will prevent any unnecessary damage and keep it looking presentable for a long time.

Precautions:

  • Usage of food trays or coasters is highly recommended as glasses full of beverages such as alcohol or juices containing acid may damage the top surface.  An exposure of the stone to such liquids will cause the surface to become dull, especially in case of marble.
  • Placement of hot items directly on the surface should be avoided.  Usage of trivets, mats or any other stands under hot bowls, pots and other items is highly recommended.

 

Cleaning Procedures &  Recommendations

 

Floor Surfaces

Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop. Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasive nature. Doormats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and pebbles that will scratch the stone floor.  Make certain that the underneath of the doormat or rug is a non-slip surface. Normally, it will take a person about ten steps on a floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the underneath of their shoes.  Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn.  The harsh attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.

 

Other Surfaces

A small quantity of neutral cleaner or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water should be used when cleaning stone surfaces.  Clean and soft mop or rug should be utilized for best results.  Excessive amount of cleaning solution will leave streaks or a coat of film after cleaning.  Stay away from any form of cleaning solutions containing lemon, vinegar or any other acid blend.  Once washed, rinse the surface thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.  Rinsing water should be changed repeatedly.  Usage of any creams or other abrasive products is going to render the surface dull and scratched up, thus it is not recommended.

 

Sealing

Countertops, as well as any other natural stone surface, should have a penetrating sealer applied, in order to avoid any liquid spotting.  Granite, marble, limestone or any other natural product, will have to be maintained dry, even after sealer has been put on.  Strong liquids such as wine, coffee and especially grease and oil, will penetrate through a sealer and into the stone, if left for an extended period of time.  It is rather difficult to extract those substances.  Food preparation areas should be sealed with a non-toxic sealer.  Check with your supplier or sealer manufacturer if in any doubt.

It is not advised to apply layers of sealer on top of each other.  Thus, a regular visual inspection of the stone is recommended.  Since every natural stone have different specific gravity and other physical characteristics, this may occur in different time frames.  Usage plays an important role as well.  Please consult Eminence at least once a year for professional advise.

 

Stain Removing Procedures

Not all types of granite and marble may be subjected to the same procedures of stain removal, effectively further damaging may occur.  There are various products on the market which may be utilized in an attempt to remove stains from within the stone.  Please consult with your granite provider for further instructions.



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