There are many homes that you can go in that have stone that is used in some aspect. You might walk into a home that has natural stone floors that have been laid out in an elegant manner. You also might see a kitchen that has marble counters, backsplash and more. You also can see stone in showers and bathrooms in many homes as well. The option of natural stone such as marble is such a great way to add some elegance, beauty and nature to your home. You want to be sure that you know what can cause problems with your marble stone floors and counters. Some people are aware that they need to care for their stone in a particular way to ensure that it is clean and protected. Of those people there are many that don’t realize that water can cause damage to the stone as well. You want to be careful about hard water as well as soft water. Silver State Floor Restoration offers tips to stop water from damaging your marble surfaces.
Is Hard Water Bad for Marble?
One of the things that some people hate is that the water that comes in from the city or county is quite hard. This is a term that is given to water that chock full of minerals. The water that you get in your area is tested and checked for levels of additives. The problem is that they may let more in than you are comfortable with. The hard water tends to have a large amount of minerals and calcium that will build up in pipes, faucets, clothes floors and more. The good thing is that you can use a water softener that can be installed in the home that will filter out the water before it gets to the house. This water feels smoother, cleaner and has much less in the way of minerals and calcium. You will find less water spots around the house and on your dishes. The issue is that soft water can still damage the marble stone in your house.
Does Soft Water Damage Marble?
The soft water is an option that some people choose and love in their homes. The issue is that your marble stone might be in a bathroom, kitchen or used as a counter. If you use soft water on these surfaces the minerals that the water wants to have will absorb from the stone that is in the house. This overtime can eat away at the stone and cause discoloration as well as divots and more. You want to make sure that you are careful about letting any water sit on the marble stone.
How Do You Prevent Water Stains on Marble?
The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you do not let water sit on the stone. You want to dry it up when you can. The other thing that you can do is to make sure that you get your stone sealed after it has been cleaned and polished. This adds a layer of protection that you can assure will prevent the water from causing any damage.
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