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Stone Cold Beauty: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Natural Stone Floors

Natural stone floors are beautiful and durable, but they require proper care and maintenance to retain their luster and longevity. Over time, dirt, grime, and spills can accumulate and damage the surface of the stone, resulting in a dull and worn-out appearance.

If you have a natural stone floor, you know how important it is to keep it looking its best. Whether you have marble, granite, limestone, or any other type of natural stone, proper care is essential to preserve its beauty and prevent costly repairs or replacements down the line. Unfortunately, many homeowners make the mistake of using the wrong cleaning methods or products, which can cause more harm than good.

The good news is that caring for your natural stone floor doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following a few simple tips, you can keep your floor looking great for years to come. Here are some key steps to follow:

  1. Avoid using steam mops: While steam mops are great for cleaning many types of flooring, they can damage natural stone. The high heat and moisture can cause the stone to crack or warp, leading to costly repairs. Instead, stick to traditional mopping with a neutral floor cleaner.

  2. Only use neutral floor cleaner: Many household cleaners are too harsh for natural stone floors and can cause damage or discoloration. Be sure to use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for natural stone. Avoid using acidic cleaners, such as vinegar or lemon juice, as they can etch certain stone and cause permanent damage.

  3. Use a professional company to restore the floor when it needs it: Even with the best care, natural stone floors can develop scratches, chips, or other damage over time. When this happens, it's important to hire a professional stone restoration company to properly repair and restore the floor. DIY repairs can often do more harm than good and may end up costing more in the long run.

One of our clients, Colin had this beautiful Terracotta floor that just wouldn't clean up, we gave it a deep clean and seal, Colin said " We couldn't believe the difference, its like a brand new floor, Billys team did a tremendous job, they were very honest and hard working, worth every penny"


If you have a natural stone floor that needs some TLC, consider hiring a professional stone restoration company to assess the damage and provide a customized solution.

At Billy Russell Cleaning Ltd, we offer a range of services, including deep cleaning, honing, polishing, and sealing, to help restore your natural stone floors to their original beauty.

Remember, proper care and maintenance are key to preserving the beauty and longevity of your natural stone floors

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your natural stone floors for years to come.

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