We are glad to share some cleaning techniques.

STONE FLOORS

  • NEVER use vinegar, acid based cleaners or harsh abrasive cleansers.

  • Use interior and exterior walk-off mats at all entrances to keep dirt and grit off floor. Don't forget the garage door!

  • The best method of removing dirt and grit is vacuuming with a soft brush attachment on your vacuum. Dust mop or vacuum floors frequently and wet mopped less often. Dirt and grit cause the most wear; therefore, eliminating them is best for your floor. (Over wet-mopping can result in soiling the grout and lower areas in the stone.)  When using a dust mop treat the mop head with a non-oily residue treatment, this will help attract and hold dust.  (Can be purchased from janitorial supply stores.)

  • Wipe up spills immediately. 

  • When grout becomes soiled, flood mop floors with a Floor Clean, then scrub grout and tile with a soft-bristled brush, pick up water with mop. 

  • Use leather pieces on the bottom of chairs and stools that are moved frequently. (scrap leather can be purchased at shoe repair stores. Cut to fit and glue on the bottom of chair legs.) 

  • Chairs with rollers should be avoided on some stones. (travertine, limestone and marble) 

  • When cleaning heavily soiled areas, apply cleaning product and let dwell for a few minutes. This allows the agents in the cleaner to do its job, making your job easier.

5 STAINLESS STEEL MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE 

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners that will scratch the surface. Depending on the surface finish of your stainless steel, abrasive cleaners can cause scratching. Duller finishes probably won’t show scratching as much as mirror or highly polished finishes. When in doubt, test in a hidden spot, 
    and also work from the least risky type of cleaning, (ie. water) to the heavy duty stuff.

  • Do not forget to rinse. Gritty or dirty water or residue from cleaning solutions left on a stainless steel surface can stain or damage the finish.

  • Do not use cleaners containing chlorine. While it may be second nature to bleach everything, stainless steel and chlorine don’t mix. Stay away from the bleach when you clean stainless steel.

  • Do not use steel wool or steel brushes. These products leave little particles in the surface of the steel and inevitably these particles begin rusting and staining the surface of the steel. They also can excessively scratch the surface of your stainless steel. 

  • Do not assume it's the cleaner. If you do have some spotting or staining, and you've followed all of the rules, it may not be the cleaner. Water, especially hard water, can leave spotting and staining on stainless steel surfaces. Towel dry after rinsing can end the problem.

 

CLEANING TIPS

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