Knowing what to avoid is just as important as knowing the basic cleaning and maintenance when it comes to the care of your stone floor. When it comes to the care of your stone tile flooring, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to take the opportunity to list important “do nots” to avoid damage other negative impacts.
Do Not Neglect Hard Floor Cleaning
From the bottom of your shoes and pet’s paws, dirt and debris are being tracked on the floors every day. Dust settles from being circulated in the air, and other drops can add to the debris on the floors. Debris is known to wear sealants and polish down and leave behind scratches and other eyesores as well. To ensure the floors stay clean, and the condition and longevity is managed, you want to sweep, dust mop, or vacuum ideally.
Avoid Using Poor Vacuums & Techniques
Cleaning their stone tile floors is commonly done with a vacuum. While you are busy cleaning, the wrong vacuum can cause damage. As it scrapes and drags, wheels need to be in good repair, as worn or damaged wheels can create nicks and scratches on the surface. To prevent damage, ensure the vacuum is either specifically designed for hard surface floors or you set it to bare floors to deactivate the beater bar.
Never Use Abrasive Tile & Grout Cleaners
Stone tile, sealants, and grout can be damaged by harsh cleansers. Only use cleaners that are specifically labeled for them for use on your specific type of stone. Only use water if you are unsure. As it is very important, avoid cleaners that contain abrasive ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar, or commercial products that include these ingredients.
Double check the label and ensure it fits the criteria for your floors even if the cleaner is something you use all the time on other areas of your home. Keep in mind it is common for manufacturers to alter ingredients.
Don’t Use Scouring Pads & Brushes on Natural Stone
When stains or other tough marks develop on your stone floors, you may be tempted to put some elbow grease into removing them. You can damage the tile by using the scouring pads or hard-bristled brushes for washing down the floors. Be sure to only use the appropriate cleaners with soft cloths when cleaning the stone floors.
Never Let Hot Items Make Contact with Natural Stone Tile
Especially in the kitchen, more of a bigger risk to stone countertops than floors, but still worth mentioning, hot items should be avoided. Spilling boiling water or dropping hot food can result in serious damage. When using heater or other appliances that contact the stone floor be cautious.
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While we are stressing the don’ts, never skip regularly scheduled professional cleaning. Call Silver State Floor Restoration for your cleaning, sealing, and polishing needs. For your stone tile, our experts are more than qualified to deliver quality services. Our professionals can keep your tile looking amazing and in better condition with cleaning, sealing and polishing.