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Looking after stone floors and surfaces.

Stone
We recommend Lithofin products for cleaning stone. “Wash and Clean” for day to day maintenance and “Power Clean” for a more thorough clean.
For day to day maintenance they are best applied using a microfibre flat mop. Vacuum the floor then apply a thin layer of the “Wash and Clean” using the mop and leave to dry. For dirty floors use “Power clean” with a conventional mop and rinse with clean water. Scuff marks can usually be removed using a white emulsifying/polishing pad (tile suppliers stock them).
It is very important not to use cleaning agents which are very acidic or alkaline.
De-scaling cleaners (acidic) and bleaches (alkaline) can permanently damage limestone and marble. We often see this on vanity units or showers where a de-scaler has been used on the taps and has marked the the stone.
The most common staining on hard floors is rust from the base of metal bins.
Most stone floors will have been sealed when new, either with an impregnating seal (invisible) or a topical seal (a visible seal that gives the floor a shine).These seals wear off over time.

A professional clean every few years is recommended, as well as cleaning we can re-surface floors, honing the surface to take out any scratches and then polishing to give the required finish.

Stone work tops and vanity units. We can clean or re-surface these as well, both marble and granite. Granite, though very hard, can get worn and pitted over time, we have a system to polish it.

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