Cleaning Stone, Marble, Travertine, & Terracotta Tiles
Owning stone, marble, travertine, terracotta and other natural mineral tiles is a great way to increase the wow-
Differences in Stone Maintenance
Firstly, you need to know exactly what stone your tiles are made out of: is it marble, travertine, terracotta, granite, or limestone? This will insure that you don’t accidentally damage or dull them with improper cleaning products. Some stones are softer than others and therefor will scratch and stain easier. Even normal dust build-
Everyday cleaning with vacuuming and mopping is essential if you don’t want to end up needing replacing early in its lifespan. As far as store-
What is a Safe Stone Cleaner?
When browsing stone cleaners, pay attention to the pH levels and only go for cleaners that are non-
Periodically, you’re going to want to reapply wax to your stone tiles to keep them shining and to help repel potential stains or foreign particles. The polish should be sprayed on and waxed off (Karate Kid-
Commercial Stone Cleaning
For reclaimed stone or any situations where stone, marble, traverstine, or terracotta tiles have been covered in heavy grime, you will need more than just a simple wipe down. You need a stone cleaner and degreaser. Sure, you could go out and purchase heavy-
If you insist on trying to cut through heavy dirt, then you will need to follow the instructions carefully on both the tile manufacturer’s guide and the cleaning solution that you purchase. Again, you’re aiming for highly-
Dealing with Stains
If you encounter stains that will not budge under normal cleaning, you can either have a professional take care of it or use a stone poultice. This special cleaning powder is made naturally from clay and it is made to absorb oil-
A good marble polish can restore stone tiles of all types, which have been scratched, scuffed, and otherwise lost their former shine over the years. Ideally, you’ll want to have someone with a floor buffer to take advantage of the polish and reduce the amount of work it will take to smooth out the surface. This isn’t a replacement for a regular sealing, though, which should still be done about once a year, if possible. You’ll notice when it’s time for a sealing when water no longer beads on your tiles.