Natural Stone Care and Maintenance, Brisbane and Toowoomba
Do you have natural stone in your home? Marble, limestone, travertine and onyx are very popular these days, but require a lot more care. Sandstone is very prone to stains, and even granite needs regular treatment.
THINGS YOU SHOULD DO
- dust mop floors regularly, particularly polished floor surfaces.
- clean surfaces with pH neutral cleaners (Nice N Clean “Neutra” Stone and Tile Cleaner is ideal).
- rinse surfaces with water after washing.
- clean up spills immediately. Blot spills rather than scrub.
THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO
- Don’t clean surfaces with vinegar, lemon juice, powdered cleaners, crème cleansers or other abrasive cleaners. Marble, limestone, travertine and onyx are particularly sensitive to these products.
- Do not use bathroom cleaners that contain acid or are citrus based.
- Do not use older vacuuming equipment that may scratch polished surfaces.
- Do not use scouring pads to clean up spills.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people confuse marble and limestone. Limestone is a sedimentary rock, and marble is a metamorphic rock made up mostly of calcite (CaCO3).
In a marble, the calcite is recrystallized to produce an interlocking granular mosaic of roughly equal-sized calcite crystals. The recrystallization removes any of the original sedimentary structures and fossils (no true marble will have fossils).
A pure marble is a monomineralic rock, and white in colour. Because the calcite crystals which make up the rock are normally transparent, slabs of marble up to about 30mm thick may appear translucent.
Marble looks fabulous! It’s a pleasure to restore old or damaged marble to its naturally perfect look.
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