There are lots of people that are choosing to have natural stone floors, counters and walls in their homes. There are more and more people that are also choosing these same natural stones for the outside of their home such as back patios and outdoor kitchens. Natural stone is a great option for many reasons but you want to make sure that you are prepared to care for them and properly maintain them. If you are not caring for them in the proper manner with cleaning, sealing and polishing they can become old, dirt, dingy and damaged. There are tips that you want to follow based on the type of stone and where it is located. Silver State Floor Restoration outlines what you need to know about caring for your outdoor natural stone tile.
Best Natural Stone for Outdoor Patio
You first need to know about what stone would best fit an outdoor location. Some people think that they can use any stone because they are made outdoors naturally and should be able to withstand the elements. Although they were made outdoors some are not strong enough and will not last if left outdoors. The best stone for outdoor areas is to have one that has been quarried through heat and pressure. They tend to be denser and will do better outdoors. The best stone for outdoors is usually granite or quartzite. They are both dense and sustainable in an outdoor setting if they are cared for properly.
Clean Spills on Exterior Stone Quickly
You want to make sure that you treat your outdoor tile with care. You might think that spills outside are not a big deal but if it happens to be on the stone tile it does need to be cleaned. Even a dense stone can soak up a spill on the floor or counters. These will then turn into a stain or it can be a spill that has acid that will start to eat away at the stone. You want to make sure that you clean the stone floors and counters as soon as there is a spill.
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The next thing that you want to do is to make sure that you have your stone floors treated on a regular basis. The stone floors should be treated when they are installed and also cared for after they are installed. There are several steps that are needed to keep your natural stone floors looking their best. They need to be cleaned which will remove the dirt, debris and build up. It also is important to have the stone floors sealed as well. This will help to prevent spills from soaking in and protect the stone. You also want to make sure that you have your stone floors polished to bring out the level of shine that you want. The shine should be thought about and decided so that you have the finish that you want. Silver State Floor Restoration can come out to treat your outdoor natural stone. Call us today to make your appointment.