With the hustle and bustle of summer, it can be easy to forget to maintain your natural stone. That’s why the R&S experts have created a guide to give you the inside scoop on natural stone cleaning and regular maintenance, ensuring you have all the tips and tricks you need.  

 Below are a few ways to easily clean and maintain your natural stone, making cleaning more manageable than you think!  

Caring for Your Natural Stone 

Since natural stone is made to last, it doesn’t deteriorate easily and can withstand some wear and tear. That being said, you don’t need a lot of cleaning solutions when it comes to maintaining your stone. Ensure the stone in your home lives up to its maximum potential: 

  • Regularly sweep or vacuum to remove dust and soil 
  • Mop or wipe down the stone with a damp cloth  
  • Treat stains as soon as possible 
  • Clean with stone-safe products 

These three tips will set you up for success while building a foundation for your stone’s regular maintenance. 

Proper Cleaning Products 

Have your countertops or flooring developed a filmy buildup or looking a little discolored? There’s a reason for that! By using a water or soap mixture, or even glass cleaner, a filmy buildup may appear and eventually lead to discoloration. It is important to use a pH-neutral cleaner designed specifically for your natural stone. Regularly rinsing your stone and steam cleaning the stubborn stains will restore your stone and help it maintain its appearance. 

Avoid Potential Damage 

Although granite and tile are extremely durable and can take the heat and general wear and tear, prevent any future imperfections by taking extra precautions. Always use coasters under glass, decorative trays under cosmetics and perfumes, and trivets under hot pans. 

 Additionally, we recommend that you periodically have your natural stone professionally cleaned to keep it looking radiant and give your home a little extra shine.

Call the R&S experts today to schedule your cleaning: 📞 970.945.7591