Just like ceramic tile, natural stone is one of the most
abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home simply because of the
care involved in cleaning it. An etch mark in a polished marble or travertine
floor can be a constant reminder that grandmother wasn't always right about the
merits of cleaning with a solution of vinegar and water.
The good news is State of the Art Cleaning Services can make
short work of this task. Whether you have natural stone in your kitchen,
bathroom, or some other area of your home, those stubborn stains and etch marks
don’t stand a chance against State of the Art Cleaning Services. Your natural
stone will look very much as it did the day it was installed.
At State of the Art Cleaning Services we’re dedicated to helping you keep your
home healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult
natural stone cleaning & sealing is just a phone call away.
Trust State of the Art Cleaning Services for all those
difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be glad you did.
General cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are
never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its
protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to
stains. Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon,
vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or
even scratch your stone.
Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them.
This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is
made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks
over prolonged use. State of the Art Cleaning Services uses professional grade
products that are safe for your stone and home.
Limestone is similar to marble in that it is sensitive to
acids and household cleaners containing chelating agents. It varies in hardness
and sometimes will have fossil imprints.
Marble is softer and more porous than most stone - it not
only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to
acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas,
etc.) and the chelating agents in household cleaners. State of the Art
Cleaning Services offers rust and stain removal as well as cleaning and sealing
of marble floors and countertops.
Travertine is limestone that has been formed by hot springs.
Water movement caused erosion of the stone creating numerous holes of varying
sizes. Travertine is similar to marble in that it can be polished, and is
sensitive to acids and household cleaners with chelating agents State of the
Art Cleaning Services offers cleaning, sealing and enhancement sealers for
Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic stone usually black,
gray or green. Slate is not acid sensitive but prolonged use of household
cleaners with chelating agents can cause streaking and dullness. State of the
Art Cleaning Services offers slate cleaning, sealing or enhancers that bring
out the deep rich natural color of slate.
Granite is an extremely hard natural stone and is not as
porous as other natural stones. Though not acid sensitive, prolonged use of household
cleaners with chelating agents will cause streaking and can be a homeowner’s
nightmare. State of the Art Cleaning Services provides cleaning and sealing of
granite countertops and floors.
Terrazzo appears more uniform than most natural stones and
is available in tile form or by a pouring application on the slab.
Terrazzo is a mixture of Portland cement and marble chips; these chips can
range in size from a fraction of an inch to as large as several inches. State
of the Art Cleaning Services offers Terrazzo cleaning and sealing.