Stone Cleaning 101
One of the most important things to understand about natural stone is that while you're talking about a very rugged and durable type of material, they should absolutely still be cleaned on a regular basis to preserve that natural look you've invested so much in. This is true regardless of whether you're talking about the stone on your kitchen countertops, or the stone that might line your patio or other outdoor areas. Sure, these surfaces are naturally water and stain resistant - but that doesn't make them indestructible and they should never be treated as such.
Thankfully, stone cleaning isn't nearly as difficult as a lot of homeowners fear. If you really want to keep your natural stone surfaces looking their best, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind.
Indoor Stone Cleaning Best PracticesWhen it comes to regular cleaning on indoor areas like your kitchen countertops, you'll definitely want to make sure you have a product like DryTreat's own Stain-Proof Daily Countertop Cleaner by your side. It's recommended for the daily cleaning of not only natural stone but also engineered stone, laminate, polished concrete countertops and even stainless steel.
This water-based product contains an invisible sealer to help enhance the protection of your national stone countertops, all while making surfaces easier to clean at the exact same time. Additionally, you'll no doubt be pleased to know that it is also PFOA and PFOS free for your safety and convenience.
The Right Approach to Outdoor Stone Cleaning
Success in terms of outdoor cleaning also depends on having the right product by your side, but you will NOT be using the same cleaning supplies as you would with indoor surfaces.When you're talking about patios, building facades, decks, driveways or other high traffic areas, nothing less than an Alkaline Cleaner will do. It's suitable for not only all natural stone (including marble and limestone) but also porcelain, ceramic, clay tile, brick, masonry, concrete, grout and much, much more.
DryTreat's Alkaline Cleaner is a triple action foaming cleaner that brings together oxygen, alkaline and a detergent booster for your benefit. It's a great way to remove all of those heavy duty stains from oil, mold, food and even leaf marks. It's also 100% powder concentrate, meaning that all it takes is a single bottle to clean up to 500 square feet of natural stone.
At DryTreat, we're incredibly proud of the ways in which we've helped homeowners across the country maintain their natural stone surfaces over the years and our wide array of cleaning products and sealers is a big part of how we do it. Natural stone is an investment, and it's one that deserves to be protected. Therefore, we're honored for the opportunity to help do exactly that for as many people as possible.If you have any additional questions about cleaning natural stone surfaces in and around your home, or if you'd just like to talk about your needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don't delay - contact DryTreat today.
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