Maintaining Natural Stone in Your Bathroom

For those who have natural stone in a bathroom, you understand how difficult it can be to maintain its appearance.

The bathroom is one of the most used areas in the home, making the stone susceptible to staining, water damage, mildew issues and more.

To ensure the natural stone in your bathroom is looking its very best, it is suggested that you have it cleaned on a regular basis, wipe up any water that spills, or even invest in having the floor sealed to keep its beautiful appearance for years to come.

Clean the bathroom on a regular basis

One of the most important things that can be done to maintain natural stone is having it cleaned regularly.

Although cleaning techniques can differ based on the type of stone you have, it is always suggested to clean with a non-acidic cleaner diluted with warm water. This mixture will clean up most spills, soap and grime that are present in the bathroom.

Acidic cleaners such as vinegar can actually cause more damage to your floors and make for a costly restoration. We also suggest avoiding dish soaps, as these can leave a buildup or even discolor your flooring.

Wipe up water when you see it

When you’re done washing with a non-acidic cleaner, make sure that you wipe up any excess water with a microfiber towel.

The same goes for any water that may spill onto counters or floors when washing hands, as well as water that will inevitably spill onto the floor after a shower.

If left unchecked, this excess water can lead to bacteria, mildew, or mold issues in your bathroom. If you do notice mildew or mold, it can typically be removed with a mixture of water and laundry bleach. Simply spray the mix on the affected area, and after 15 minutes, wipe it away with warm water.

Have the bathroom floor sealed

If you’ve tried all these cleaning methods and are still having trouble with the upkeep of the natural stone in your bathroom, it is suggested to have it sealed by a professional stone restoration company.

The seal will ensure that your floor is protected against stains, mildew, mold and more, and can last for years when maintained properly.

When you’re in need of bathroom restoration services of any kind, we ask that you reach out to our experienced team at Stone Makeover.

We have years of experience cleaning and restoring all types of natural stone that include marble, granite, slate, tile and more.  Our team will make your stone shine and look as new as it did on installation day. We can even change the color of your grout if needed. Call us today at 800-661-7866 to learn more.

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