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CARING FOR YOUR NATURAL STONE FLOOR

Once your floor has been professionally restored and sealed, now it is up to you or your maid or janitorial staff to maintain it.  Keep in mind all penetrating sealers only protect you from oil, grease dirt and organic material. No acid protection from any penetrating sealers . So if you do get an acidic spill on your floor such as soda, alcohol, acidic cleaners wipe them up quickly and then neutralize the area with water and then dry with a towel. This is by no means a guarantee that you did not harm your floor. Even granite is not acid impervious as well. It's just denser and harder to penetrate.

If you acid etch a floor it will have to be diamond sanded to get the etch removed. You can do spot sanding if it is in a limited area. In other words an ounce of protection with spills goes a long way.

So back to maintaining it. I prefer people to use a damp solution of distilled water applied by either a mop or swiffer. Don't flood the floor. Water alone will remove almost any organic spill. Distilled water is free of residues and ph balanced. If you really want a pristine job, dry the floor with towels just like you were washing your car.

If you have access to a low speed buffer , you can go over it with a white pad as opposed to towels. Professionals will use a crystalizer pad with a spray fluid to even bring the lustre up higher. That is what they do nightly in Vegas as it is a relatively dry process and you can work around customers while the casino is still open. Chances are you the home owner will have to go the towel method. Also regularly dust mop your floor is important as well.

In closing, no vinegar, no polishes or waxes should ever be applied to the floor.Once your floor has been professionally restored and sealed, now it is up to you or your maid or janitorial staff to maintain it.  Keep in mind all penetrating sealers only protect you from oil, grease dirt and organic material. No acid protection from any penetrating sealers . So if you do get an acidic spill on your floor such as soda, alcohol, acidic cleaners wipe them up quickly and then neutralize the area with water and then dry with a towel. This is by no means a guarantee that you did not harm your floor. Even granite is not acid impervious as well. It's just denser and harder to penetrate.

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