PROCEDURES AND RECOMENDATIONS
WHEN CARING FOR AND PROTECTING YOUR NATURAL STONE
Dust mop interior floors frequently, using a clean non-treated dry mop. Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface. Clean your natural stone on a regular basis with warm water and a clean non-abrasive cloth, sponge or mop. In addition, using a neutral cleaner specifically formulated for natural stone will help remove soils that normal dusting or damp mopping leaves behind. We recommend StoneTech Professional Revitalizer Stone & Tile Cleaner or revitalizer as directed on the label.
Bath and other wet areas.
In the bath and other wet areas, soap scum and hard water deposits can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. Periodic use of revitalizer will remove any soap scum or hard water deposits that may have formed.
Vanities and Countertop Surfaces.
Many everyday food spills, cooking, oils, drinks and toiletries contain acids and other ingredients that may damage the stone's surface. Vanities and countertops need to have a penetrating sealer applied.
For everyday removal of residues and spills.
We recommend using revitalizer.
Food Preparation Areas.
In food preparation areas, the stone will need to have a penetrating sealer applied. If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use on food preparation surfaces.
Protect your stone with a sealer.
Although we usually think of stone as hard, it is actually quite porous and can absorb spills and stains if not properly treated. Moreover, many foods, drinks, and chemicals contain acids that can harm or discolor stone surfaces. Impregnating sealers are recommended to prevent or minimize staining of natural stone. We recommend and sell professional grade Stone Tech™ products by DuPont to clean and seal your stone. Please refer to our free Stone Care Guide for additional Information.
Stone requires routine expert maintenance.
To keep your natural stone looking its best, regular maintenance by experienced stone care professionals is recommended. Stains. etching, and surface scratches can often be removed, usually bringing your product back to its original finish. Using specialized tools and techniques, expert stone maintenance, refinishing and restoration companies have the expertise to keep your stone looking great. Our experienced staff can provide you with additional information to help you find a stone care professional tor your needs.
For outside and pool area.
In outside pool, patio or hot tub areas, flush with water.
Clean stone surface with a few drops of neutral cleaner. Use a clean rag or mop on floors and a soft cloth on other surfaces for best results. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or other calcareous stone. Do not use scouring powders or creams.
Please read this important disclaimer.
Stone is not manufactured; it is a product of nature. Blocks are removed from the quarry, slabs are cut from the blocks and the slabs are further fabricated into the final stone to be installed. Each block Is different; each slab is different. Therefore, the composition. mineral content and overall functionality of the Individual slabs may vary, regardless of the stone classification. The same is true for floor tiles. It is not possible to guarantee that all the colors and markings on a large stone deposit will be present in every slab or tile. nor that every characteristic of a slab or tile will be uniformly present in other slabs, tiles, or large stone deposits. Your stone order will present with a range of color, shade. and characteristics indicative to that species of stone. This includes but is not limited to variation in the composition, mineral content and overall functionality of the individual slabs, regardless of the stone classification. It is not possible - nor do we extend any expressed or implied guarantee - as to a specific stone color. shade, characteristics. durability or functionality. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions Acceptance Form BEFORE you finalize your purchase.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
For all surfaces sold by Marble of the World regardless of stone species or product classification including but not limited to natural stone, engineered quartz, solid surfaces, concrete, stainless steel and other man made products, it is not possible – nor do we extend any expressed or implied guarantee – as to the surface’s resistance to scratching, etching and staining. All surfaces sold by Marble of the World, in varying degrees depending on product type, are prone to scratching, etching and staining. Many household cleaning products, acidic foods and other commonly used household items will cause scratching, etching and staining.
However, with routine maintenance and periodic restoration services provided by a stone professional, your surface can be brought back to a “new” like appearance. The use of natural stone sealers is recommended to help protect your natural stone and solid surface.