Top Ways to Protect and Maintain Your Natural Stone Countertops - J C Marble Restoration
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Top Ways to Protect and Maintain Your Natural Stone Countertops

Top Ways to Protect and Maintain Your Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone is among the top building materials used today. These stones are now sought after by homeowners in both renovated and new homes. There are some straightforward but crucial tips to be aware of when using natural stone for proper protection and maintenance. This article will concentrate on the value of sealing to preserve natural stone and a suitable upkeep strategy for residential stone installations.

  • Sealing

For the best stain protection, sealing is strongly advised for all stone, particularly newly installed granite, marble, and limestone. To protect your natural stone, carefully choose a sealer of the highest quality. The fabricator frequently seals freshly installed natural stone countertops at the time of installation. Please ask your fabricator about their typical sealing procedure. Your stone will maintain its best appearance if you seal it every few years (follow the manufacturer’s instructions for details).

  • Regular Care

Cleaning surfaces made of natural stone should be done with neutral cleaners made for stone. These cleaners, which are pH-neutral and concentrated, won’t harm already-applied sealers or other types of coatings. Avoid stone cleaners with acid or bleach because even mild acids will finally damage many types of natural stone.

To ensure that the solution penetrates the stone, give it the recommended amount of time to sit. Use a sponge or a brush with soft bristles to agitate. With a clean sponge, remove the used solution, then buff it dry.

  • Stain removal

Marble surfaces with a light color and almost all limestone can be stained by spills. To avoid stains, you should clean spills on these materials right away. However, if stains develop, they can be removed from stone by applying a poultice designed for that material. Poultice is a non-acidic and highly absorbent cleaning powder that cleans polished and unpolished natural stone by removing stains and light cementitious grout haze. The effectiveness of a stone poultice depends on the type of stain and how long it has been present. Consider the stain’s type when choosing the type of poultice. An application of a poultice might not be sufficient to remove a stain if it is old or deeply ingrained into the stone.

  • Heavy-duty cleaning

If you want to thoroughly clean stone, you should use a heavy-duty stone cleaning and degreasing solution to get rid of all the dirt, grime, grease, and waxes. These cleaning solutions are potent and made to thoroughly clean the stone without causing any harm. Utilizing a sponge, apply the solution to the stone surface as directed by the manufacturer and allow it to stand for the recommended time. Use a sponge or soft-bristled brush to agitate, before removing the used solution with a fresh sponge. Then buff it dry.

  • Restoration

We advise you to get in touch with a reputable stone restoration business if your natural stone has been worn down or has been damaged.

For a better-looking surface, let our professionals at JB Marble Restoration help you restore your damaged natural stone. Please contact us right away to learn more about the services we provide.

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