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Steve Patrick
Stone Specialist
5649 Andrea Lane
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 314-0506

Before starting your home or commercial renovation, give us a call or email us @ patrickstonerepair@gmail.com

 

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The Stone Repair Network is dedicated in providing quality restoration, repair and maintenance through a network of stone repair professionals. Our network is committed to the education of both the consumer and the industry in the advancement of stone restoration.

Cleaning Procedures & Recommendations

Floor Surfaces:
Vacuum or dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry microfiber mop. A simple canister vacuum used with a soft bristle vacuum attachment is best. Do not use an upright or a vacuum with a rotating beater bar. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface. Vaccuum the surface first to pick up debris followed by a microfiber 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 the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Normally, it will take a person about eight steps on a mat surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes.

Other Surfaces:
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores or from your stone dealer) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean microfiber mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.


Bath and Other Wet Areas:
In the bath 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.

Vanity Top Surfaces:
Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations.

Food Preparation Areas:
In food preparation areas, the stone may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use on food preparation surfaces. If there are questions, check with the sealer manufacturer.


Do's and Don'ts
* Do vacuum or dust mop floors frequently
* Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap
* Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
* Do blot up spills immediately
* Do protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats

* Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces* Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners
* Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers

 
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