When you think of Spring Cleaning, you may picture cleaning out closets and dusting forgotten spaces, but what about your natural stone?
Using limestone in your home design has many benefits. It is versatile, meaning you can use it in different spaces from your counters to your backsplashes.
It is also durable and complementary to any style. This natural stone has a rich history and brings a sophisticated, European ambiance to any space. So it’s important to keep it clean – the right way.
Want to make your limestone sparkle? Don’t leave your natural stone out of the “Spring Cleaning” process. We’re looking at the best ways to keep your limestone looking shiny and new.
Before any deep cleaning happens, you’ll want to prep the surface area. If you have a limestone counter or wall, simply take a soft, dry cloth and remove any dirt or dust from the surface.
For limestone floors, you may use a vacuum (as long as the spinning brush has been turned off) or a dry mop the area. This will help remove any dirt or debris from the tile crevices that would be difficult to pick up with a wet cloth.
Wet-cleaning your natural stone surface is easy. Simply dip a non-abrasive shammy or sponge into a bucket of warm soapy water. Make sure the soap is non-acidic or is specifically designed for cleaning limestone. Wipe down the surface until shiny and clean.
If you’re looking for a deep clean that will get rid of any stains, you’ll want to use a homemade poultice or specialty cleaner. Create a thick paste by mixing flour and hydrogen peroxide together and place it over the troubled areas of the limestone. Leave it to dry and then rinse clean using the sponge method.
You may also choose to steam clean your tiles to get rid of any dirt pockets that have formed over time. Furthermore, limestone tiles may need to be re-sealed over time in order to regain their luster. You can ask Marmol the best way to seal your limestone tiles.
Limestone is a durable natural stone to work with, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise care when cleaning it. Avoid chopping food items directly on limestone countertops, as this could cause staining or may leave scratches on the surface. Also stay away from cleaning acidic cleaning solutions, such as lemon or vinegar, can be damaging to your limestone surface.
Just as having the right tools makes completing a task easier and more efficient, choosing the right finish for the stone in your home can really make a difference in appearance, usefulness, and overall life.