Cleaning Stains from Natural Stone Floors & Walls
Deep cleaning your natural stone floors, walls and patios is a precise process that will depend on the location of your stone surface and the type of surface. Because natural stone occasionally needs more than routine cleaning with cleaners like Aqua Mix, you'll want to tackle your natural stone after considering its unique properties (i.e. travertine, porcelain, granite or any other stone variation). You'll also want to take into account the traffic level of the environment. Cleaning your natural stone tile shower will be different from cleaning the natural stone in the kitchen for a variety of reasons.
Cleaning Natural Stone Showers
You want to use a natural stone cleaner that is designed to target common problems like soap scum and hard water deposits for your stone shower. Choose a cleaner such as DuPont StoneTech Professional Soap Scum Remover to zero-in on soap scum, hard water stains and dirt without scratching your sealed natural stone surfaces. This product works on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, ceramic tile, porcelain tile and glass tile with professional-grade cleaning power that won't degrade the stone or its sealer. Like all cleaning products, you want to make sure you carefully read the manufacturer's label to make sure it works on your specific tile type.
Cleaning Natural Stone Floors
To remove difficult stains, try Aqua Mix NanoScrub® , which is an abrasive cream cleanser designed to work on stone surface where other cleaners won't get the job done. NanoScrub uses nano-sized particles to penetrate into small surface pores where it can effectively remove surface stains and residues. NanoScrub is safe and effective on all types of stone and tile surfaces, including acid-sensitive polished marble and limestone. It even works on pencil and rubber marks, mildew stains, grout residue (including epoxy), ground-in dirt and mineral deposits. It will also remove factory-applied waxes and floor finishes, coating sealers and most sealer residues. NanoScrub contains no VOCs, is nontoxic, non-flammable and non-acidic for better indoor and outdoor air quality as compared to similar traditional products.
As with any solution being used on a natural stone surface, first use the NanoScrub in a small area that is not noticeable in order to test for effective cleaning and to see if you get the results you hope to see.
Cleaning Natural Stone Counter Tops
Water rings and light scratches on polished stone sink counters or kitchen counter tops can be a nuisance to a homeowner. It's always best when the natural stone tables and counters in your home look crisp and clean. There is a quick, effective way to get rid of those light scratches that dull the surface or water rings that you can feel and see. Miracle Sealants Water Ring & Etch Remover is a polishing compound that can be used across a large marble counter surface or on small spots around a sink faucet. This polishing powder can also be used on floors. The powdery compound, with a sprinkle of water, rubs the small scratches or etch marks to reveal a smooth finished surface once again. Miracle Sealants Water Ring & Etch Remover works well on marble, terrazzo and other natural stone however it is not intended to be used on granite or synthetic stone surfaces. Read directions and test before use. For the best results,be sure to follow Miracle Sealant's instructions.
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