Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Dust interior floors frequently using a clean, dry dust mop. Sand, dirt and grit
do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Mats
or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt
and grit that will scratch the stone floor. Be sure that the underside of the mat
or rug is a non-slip surface. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn -- the
metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.
In the bath basin or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.
VANITIES + OTHER COUNTERTOPS
Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your
installer for recommendations. A good quality marble wax or non-yellowing
automobile paste wax can be applied to minimize water spotting.
All natural stone used for kitchen countertop applications must be regularly
maintained and resealed to prevent staining. Always use a neutral detergent to
clean marble countertops.
EXTERIOR POOL + PATIO APPLICATIONS
In outdoor pool, patio or hot tub areas, flush with clean water and use a mild
bleach solution to remove algae or moss.