How to clean your stone tiles
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Stone floors are not only beautiful but they are very durable. However, special care must still be taken to ensure your don't damage your tile finish.
Here are some tips on how to safely clean your stone travertine, marble or granite floors:
Start with removing dirt and dust from your floors with a soft broom or a vacuum on hard floor setting to avoid scratching your stone tiles. At least once a week use a soft mop head to wash over with clean, potable water. A dash of methylated spirits can be added as an antibacterial and to help minimise streaking or the need for drying on completion.
What cleaning products can I use?
Do not use Ajax, Jiff or other acidic or strong alkaline cleaning products. We recommend Lithofin Easy-Care every day cleaner.
What if I have difficult marks?
For removal of difficult marks we recommend Tempo Heavy Duty Cleaner. This is an aggressive yet non-acidic neutral cleaning agent. Rubber gloves should be used while applying this product.
Can I use a detergent?
If it is necessary to use a detergent it is important that it be a neutral product. Mild phosphate-free biodegradable liquid dish soaps are acceptable if rinsing is thorough on completion. We like to use Earth Choice Dishwashing Liquid.
What else can I do to keep the stone looking good?
We recommend professionally deep cleaning your tiles every 2 years and resealing them every 5 years (2 years for outdoor tiles) to keep them protected and looking their best. For any deep scratches you can call us to polish your floors and replace damaged tiles if necessary.
Contact Opiela Tiling for a free assessment your floors.