If you are looking for advice on how to clean limestone, it is important to consider what to avoid. Solely looking for advice that you should do eliminates some valuable information. Time invested in gaining a better insight will allow you to plan and put into practice a routine that will allow you to get the most from your Limestone tiles.
How to Clean Limestone: Our Tips on what to Avoid
Stone Reflection are time-served stone cleaning and stone restoration specialists. We have invested a lot of time and effort into knowing everything we need to know about cleaning tiled floors. The techniques and cleaning products evolve over time. We are able to quickly identify the methods that will leave your stone flooring looking at its absolute best.
We do not recommend that you use a hoover to pick up dirt on your limestone floor. This can scratch the surface of your tiles. Limestone is naturally porous. Therefore, it is important to keep the regular cleaning process as dry as possible.
Avoid mopping too frequently. Why is this? Your limestone tiles will have been treated with an impregnating sealant to protect them from moisture. However, this will reduce in its effectiveness over time. The tile therefore becomes exposed to everyday wear and tear. Topical surface sealants may also have been applied at some stage. Unfortunately, this will also naturally degrade over time. What does this mean for your floor? This deterioration puts your limestone at risk of water damage if not properly cared for. It is not advisable to use a steam cleaner on stone floors for the reason that it will speed up this deterioration.
Therefore, you should avoid leaving water residue on the tiles after mopping. The best solution is to invest in a small wet vacuum to extract any remaining mop water. This may not be for everyone but would be considered as an investment into your stone floor. A wet vacuum draws water from the floor’s surface and grout lines. Make sure to use a soft-bristled nozzle as the soft brush will protect your limestone floor from scratches.
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