Caring For Your Stone: What Do You Need?

Welcome back to Tile Mart University! In our second episode of Stone Essentials, we're excited to share some expert advice on how to maintain and protect your natural stone surfaces. Whether you have granite, marble, limestone, or slate, keeping these surfaces in top condition is essential for preserving their beauty and integrity in your home.

But before we dive in, I want to let you know about a valuable resource we've prepared for you. To help you select the right cleaning and sealing products for your natural stone surfaces, we've created a free downloadable product list. Click here to download your copy now.

Understanding Natural Stone: Natural stone is renowned for its inherent beauty and style, making it a popular choice for tiles and countertops in many homes. However, to ensure your stone surfaces remain stunning for years to come, it's essential to understand how to properly care for them.

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Sealing for Protection: One of the most critical steps in maintaining natural stone surfaces is sealing. Most natural stones are porous and can absorb spills, leading to stains or etching. By applying a sealant, you provide a protective layer that makes the stone more resistant to damage. Remember to seal your stone surfaces immediately after installation and periodically based on usage and porosity. For high-traffic areas like kitchen countertops, sealing once a year is recommended.

Gentle Cleaning for Daily Maintenance: Daily maintenance is key to preserving the beauty of your natural stone surfaces. Use a soft cloth or mop and a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for stone to avoid damaging the surface. Avoid abrasive cleaners, acidic substances like lemon juice or vinegar, and anything containing ammonia, as they can etch the stone surface over time. Promptly blot up spills to prevent them from seeping into the stone's pores.

Protecting Your Stone: Prevent physical damage to your stone surfaces by using coasters under glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Use trivets under hot dishes to prevent heat damage, and dust mop floors frequently to remove debris that could scratch the stone. Placing rugs or mats at entrances can help catch dirt and prevent it from scratching your stone surfaces.

Conclusion: By adopting these simple care practices, you can ensure that your natural stone surfaces remain as stunning as the day they were installed, enhancing the beauty and value of your home for years to come. Thanks for joining us today! Be sure to like, follow, and subscribe to stay connected with Tile Mart University. If you have any questions about your products, don't hesitate to email us at


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