There are all chances that you have done a good amount of research and made many comparisons before finally deciding to choose stone flooring for your house or even commercial office. Stone flooring is preferred by many homeowners as a result of important features such as durability and beauty which will remain for a long time as long as it is cared for as it ought to. Once you have chosen an experienced flooring company to do the floor installation, what remains after that is a well-balanced maintenance regime so the floor can maintain its beauty and last a lifetime. You want to remember that dust, dirt, and sand can be quite abrasive to stone flooring. This is especially true of high foot traffic areas that can scratch, dull and even destroy the good finish after some time. This is the reason regular maintenance of stone flooring is a must.
Vacuuming: The best way to maintain a high level of cleanliness is by not allowing dirt to build up; you can achieve this by doing a consistently quick and easy cleaning by vacuuming every few days. When you are doing the vacuuming, it is important to make sure that the setting of the cleaner is at the ‘hard floor’ setting for good results. This setting ensures that the brushes don’t rotate in such a manner that they scratch the floor. If you make the mistake of leaving the settings at the ‘regular floor’ you will end up damaging your once beautiful stone flooring.
Mopping: If your vacuum cleaner doesn’t have the ‘hard floor’ setting, there is nothing to worry about; you can simply do with mopping using a soft dry mop in order to prevent the accumulation of dirt and dust. However, you must also remember to mop using a wet mop at least once every week in order to maintain the new look of your floor. There are specific detergents and cleaning agents that are recommended for stone flooring and tiles that ensure that you don’t compromise the seal placed on top of the flooring. Ask the floor installation expert for a list of products that are recommended for stone flooring so you don’t damage it or dull it prematurely.
Cleaning Solutions to avoid: When it comes to getting cleaning solutions, you cannot afford to be careless with stone flooring; you really don’t have a choice. You must not spare any effort in asking about the type of solutions and products you need to avoid using on your stone flooring. There are many common cleaning solutions that are used in the house that you cannot use on your floor. This includes regular household cleaners like vinegar because they are too abrasive and will begin scratching the floor. The same applies to any household cleaning products that contain ammonia, bleach or lemon juice because they will most likely cause some permanent damage to your stone floor. Also, make sure that you avoid tile and tub cleaners, grout cleaners and scouring powders; since these products are not reformulated to clean stone flooring they will end up doing more harm than good.