Natural Stone Tile

  1. Preventative Care

    1. Your stone has been sealed which will increase its stain resistance and slow the rate at which it absorbs moisture, however sealers do not make a stone indestructible and need to be reapplied regularly.
    2. Use a squeegee in the shower to remove excess moisture from the surface and prevent alkaline and soap scum from building up.
    3. Avoid exposing your stone tile to permanent inks or dyes.
  2. Routine Care

    1. Wipe down the surface with a clean, dry cloth or rag.
    2. Use pH balanced neutral cleaners specifically designed for stone. Apply the solution to the walls with a soft sponge or cloth.
    3. Thoroughly rinse the tile with clean water.
    4. Dry the surface using a clean cloth or rag.
    5. For heavy duty cleaning, the procedure is the same, but use a heavy-duty stone cleaner specially formulated to clean stone without damaging it.
  3. Regular Maintenance Includes Resealing

    1. Depending on usage, you will need to have your stone professionally resealed anywhere from every 6 months – 4 years. A natural stone accent wall is not going to require resealing as much as a stone shower that gets daily use is.
    2. Examine your shower walls often after use. If you notice dark spots, this is a sign that water is penetrating the stone, and it is time to reseal.
    3. Professional sealing is recommended, but if you DIY then be sure to start with clean walls and follow the instructions carefully.

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