Natural Stone – Maintenance
Care & Maintenance For Natural Stone
Prevention is the best cure, cooking oil, wine, vinegar, spice mixtures etc. are always around your benchtop. The best way to prevent any chance of them marking your tops is to clean spills up as soon as possible. Do not leave them overnight.
It is important that you clean up any spills as soon as they are detected. As good as stone sealers are, they cannot guarantee to protect every natural stone from every spill, prevention is the best cure. Particularly if you have had a large gathering or done a lot of cooking, it is advisable to check all surfaces afterwards and ensure they are clean.
Diluted or straight methylated spirits and a soft cloth are all that is required for every day cleaning. Do not use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acid on granite, marble, limestone or travertine. Do not use ajax, spray and wipe or any other multi-purpose cleaners, etc. do not use bathroom cleaners tile cleaners etc.
Please note that this is a general guide only and advice should be sought for repairs, stain removal, re polishing etc.