In recent years the purchase of marble and granite flooring has increased four times what it once was!
Marble Slab Flooring Tiles
Marble floor tiles are very beautiful and have an elegant appearance. Many homeowners are attracted to marble by its beauty; very few construction materials are as beautiful as marble. Marble has dozens of different varieties. Choices range in colors like black, green, pink, and white in varying levels of shades, textures and marbling pattern. Marble is a flooring choice that can compliment a variety of different decorating styles from classical to ultra modern. With proper care, professional cleaning and maintenance, marble can last a lifetime!
Granite Flooring Pros & Cons
Granite is another beautiful type of flooring that home owners can choose to improve the look of their home and even increase the value. Granite comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will make matching it to its surroundings very easy. Granite is a stone and because of that it is extremely durable and hard. It is almost impossible to break granite, and with the proper care, your granite floors will last a life time. Another great benefit that granite offers is that it is bacteria resistant. If you or someone in your home suffers from asthma or other allergies, your granite floor is hypoallergenic and bacteria resistant.
Cleaning Marble Floors
Keeping your floors clean is essential to keeping the rest of your home clean and in good order. While cleaning a floor may seem like a simple task, with marble and granite flooring, there are specific steps and techniques to use to properly clean your floor. When cleaning your marble floor, it is important that the cleaning solution that is being used is pH neutral. If you accidentally use a cleaner on your marble flooring that is acidic, your floors will scratch and lose their shine. Many home owners make the big mistake of using vinegar to clean their marble floors; this will ruin them. You can clean your marble floors with a highly diluted mixture of ammonia and water or with highly diluted dish soap and water.
Cleaning Granite Floors
Cleaning your granite floor is similar to that of a marble floor. If your granite floor has been protected with a floor finish, the finish must first be buffed to protect the surface. Once this step has been properly executed, you can clean your granite floors with a soft mop or cloth. While cleaning your floors, use a clean bucket filled with warm water and mild detergent or natural stone cleaner, always keeping the area you are cleaning wet. For the best possible results, hire a professional floor cleaner. Silver State Floor Restoration is skilled and experienced in cleaning marble and granite floors, making them shine and removing any dirt or grime. Contact us to schedule your next floor cleaning!