Quick Reference Stone Cleaning Guide From Our Friends at MB Stone
Here are the basics for keeping your natural stone surfaces looking and performing their very best!
You can vacuum your marble but some vacuums can scratch your marble so please don’t vacuum your floors with out carefully inspecting your vacuum.
Dust-mop daily, and damp-mop when deemed necessary with a solution of water and a pH neutral detergent, such as our MB-1, Marble, Granite and More Floor Cleaner.
For the preservation of that high-gloss factory-finish, consider using our MB-7, Polished Stone Floor Preserver in conjunction with a residential floor buffing machine, available at fine small appliance stores.
2) KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Clean daily using a specialty product for stone, such as our MB-5 Marble, Granite and More Spray Cleaner. Use it full strength on the cooking and eating areas. Use it diluted in a proportion of 1:1 with water in lighter duty areas. To occasionally “brighten-up” your shiny countertop, use a fine stone polish such as our MB-13, Polished Stone Brightener. All components are rated “food-grade”.
3) VANITY TOPS
Clean when necessary using a specialty product for stone, such as our MB-5, Marble, Granite and More Spray Cleaner. Diluted in a proportion of 1:2 with water is usually enough. Clean your mirrors with that product, too: you don’t want to take chances by over-spraying on your stone a regular glass cleaner! For some extra-shine, use a fine stone polish such as our MB-13, Polished Stone Brightener. It will brighten-up your top and provide it with some extra protection!
4) SHOWER STALLS
Clean daily using a squeegee and sponge tool and a specialty product for stone, such as our MB-5, Marble, Granite and More Spray Cleaner, full strength. For extra protection and shine, treat your shower walls with a stone polish like our MB-13, Polished Stone Brightener.
When eventually an accumulation of soap film will appear (waxy look and feeling), especially in the lower part of your stall, use a product like our MB-3, Soap Film Remover. It also removes possible hard water mineral deposits, without damaging the stone surface!
If you have an occasional growth of mildew in your grout lines, use a product like our MB-9, Mildew Stain Remover. It will not affect the delicate surface of polished marble and other delicate stones.
5) STAINS AND WATER MARKS (ETCHING)
For “Water marks” or “rings” (acid etching, that is), you may want to consider our product MB-11, Marble and More Polishing Powder. It’s a professional-grade product, yet is user-friendly enough to be used by anyone.