Your Guide to Natural Stone

By Carpet Tech August 08, 2017 Hard Surface

Your Guide To Natural Stone

Choosing to use natural stone in your home can be a decision that, with proper care, lasts you a lifetime. Natural stone such as marble and granite provides a uniqueness that won’t be found in any other home than yours, and an elegance that has and will stand the tests of time.

Natural stone can be used throughout your house, whether it be in the form of flooring, shower accents, or countertops. While it is lauded for its extreme durability, the truth is that it still needs some tender loving care in order for it to truly shine.

Stone Restoration: Why it’s best to trust a professional

Because of its durability, natural stone can be successfully used in a home for a lifetime. You can imagine, then, how many scratches and scuffs are accumulated after longterm use of a natural stone home surface.

The best way to combat this is through natural stone restoration, which is a process that is much more nuanced than you might think. In order to beautifully restore natural stone to its elegant sheen and glory, abrasion via specialized mechanical tools is necessary. The proper restoration of natural stone requires years of experience and education in addition to access to specialized, cutting-edge technology.

Additionally, each type of stone requires its own individual method of restoration. While it may be possible to restore natural stone yourself, we don’t recommend it. Hiring a professional to perform your natural stone restoration is the best way to protect your investment and ensure that your stone is restored properly.

Stone Sealing

Because natural stone is an inherently porous material, it runs the risk of holding onto stains from everyday use. This is why we recommend hiring a professional company like Carpet Tech to periodically seal your natural stone surfaces in order to protect them from staining and damage.

There are many different types of techniques and sealing products on the market making it difficult for the do-it-yourselfers out there to properly choose and execute the sealing process. Protect your investment and hire a professional.

Proper Cleaning

A key component in the long life of a natural stone surface is a proper cleaning practice. Because natural stone is a unique, porous material, it requires special care in terms of everyday cleaning.

  • Daily cleaning is important; regularly removing sand and other debris will help prevent scratches and scuffs.
  • Clean stains quickly to prevent permanent damage.
  • Use coasters under all glasses.
  • Use hot pads or trivets under all hot pots and pans.
  • Do NOT use acidic cleaners that use substances like lemon juice or vinegar. Find a cleaner approved for your type of natural stone surface.
  • DO combine daily cleanings with periodic deep cleanings, preferably done by a professional service.

A Lifetime of Elegance and Durability

The installation, restoration, sealing, and cleaning of a natural stone surface are all essential facets of natural stone maintenance. Hiring a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals to take care of these facets is the best way to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment and dependability.

Here at Carpet Tech, we provide old world techniques using highly specialized equipment that is custom to your stone type. We take great care with our customers’ stone surfaces, and would love to be your expert source for natural stone maintenance. Contact us today!  

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