Glossy, gleaming floors, that would be an advantage of having natural stone tile floors. Their beauty and elegance add value and integrity to every home they touch. It is very easy to maintain and clean your natural stone floor, whether your floor is made of marble, slate or natural limestone, following a basic cleaning routine is very important. Stone flooring adds elegance and beauty to your home and will continue to do so for many years to come with proper care.
The key to maintaining natural stone tiles is frequent light cleaning. However, there are times that require a thorough cleaning only if necessary. Always protect your natural stone with the right cleaning products. Buffing them with the wrong ones could damage the appearance of your stone floor.
Some floors need to be mopped very frequently and others do not. It also depends on the type of stone floor and how heavy the traffic is on the floor. When doing so you may need a mop, sweep the floor very often, every day if possible. This will prevent unwanted dust or particles from settling on your floor. The second is to clean the floor by washing it with a damp wire mop and a stone soap solution. However, you can also clean the floor with just water. The next thing to do is dry the floor with a clean, soft cloth. Sweep and damp mop regularly to avoid scratching dust and sand. This will also maintain the shine of your natural tile floor.
If the shine on your stone fades, the best thing to do is re-polish it. However, if you are on a budget, you can re-polish your stone floors once every two to three years, or have it professionally re-polished.
As a homeowner, one could preserve the appearance and cleanliness of their natural stone floor. The only thing you can do is keep an eye on your floors. Wipe up any spills immediately to avoid staining and discoloration and also repair any deep scratches on your floor, or have it repaired by an expert as soon as you notice it.
Always remember not to use abrasive cleaners. This could damage the natural stone tiles and affect the shine of the stone floor.