If you have a patio that is some type of stone or natural stone. Then you know it can be a lot of work to take care of it. Natural stone is not something you can leave and clean later. You have to do maintenance on your stone. Silver State Floor Restoration is here to help you and give you some maintenance tips on your patio stone so you can keep your outside patio looking great.
Know the Natural Stone of Your Patio
You cannot clean natural stone like other things in your house. You have to have a special cleaning product to clean it. Otherwise, you can ruin your natural stone. There are two different types of stone. One that is mainly composed of sand and one that is calcium carbonate. The one with sand or siliceous stone is granite, slate, sandstone, and quartzite. All of these stones are pretty durable, easy to take care of, water resistant, and great for patios. The stones that contain calcium carbonate or calcareous stones are limestone, marble, travertine, and onyx. These types of stone are more porous and can stain easier.
Clean & Maintain Your Patio
You should dust, sweep and wipe down on a regular basis. This will help make sure your stone looks nice and extend its life of the stone. You will want to clean regularly because dust and dirt mixed with foot traffic can get the particles down in the stone. Use fluffy mops or soft bristle brushes when you mop. You do not want to use anything rough; it can scratch your stone. Use water to clean and avoid using cleaning supplies that have acid like lemon or vinegar in them.
What Type of Patio Stain is It?
When it comes to stains outside on your patio you can have a variety of them. Ink stains such as pens, markers, and paint. Organic stains include food or drinks or even pet urine. Non-organic stains are from, iron, copper, bronze, and anything that can cause rust. Flora-based stains refer to moss, algae, and mildew. And don’t forget you can get stains from water, etch marks, scratches, and smoke.
Remove Patio Stain
When you get a stain and you will, it is hard to avoid all stains. First, you want to make sure you blot it as soon as it happens. This will help keep it from spreading and making it worse. Make sure there is nothing around it that can scratch your stone when you clean it. If possible, wash the area with water. You can use a mild soap if needed. Then dry the area with a soft towel. Remember do not use bleach, ammonia solutions, lemon, or any acid cleaners. If you have a stain that you cannot get removed, call a professional to come and help.
Sealing Patio Stone
You should always seal your stone. This will help with any staining and the natural wear and tear that can have on your natural stone. If your natural stone is outside for your patio it is smart to get a sealant because it will get sunshine and rain on it often. The sealant can help reduce the negative effects that weather can have on your stone.
Polishing the Stone
When it comes to polishing your stone, you can use a soft micro clothe with reliable brands or suppliers for polishing powders. There is a compound or diamond abrasive solution that is also great to use on natural stone. The easiest solution is to call a professional to come and do it for you.
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When you call a professional company like Silver State Floor Restoration you know that your natural stone will be cleaned, look great, and done correctly. If you are looking for someone to come get your natural stone looking good give us a call.