Natural Stone Flooring in Austin, TX from Floor King

Stone Flooring Maintenance Tips

At Floor King, we take pride in being a family-owned and operated flooring store for over 30 years, serving the Austin, TX, Georgetown, TX, and San Marcos, TX communities. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched. Today, we're excited to share some valuable tips on how to clean and maintain the stone flooring in your home.

Understanding Your Stone Flooring

Before we delve into the cleaning process, it's essential to understand the type of stone flooring you have. Common types include marble, granite, limestone, travertine, and slate. Each stone has its unique characteristics and requires specific care. Always consult your Floor King expert for guidance on your specific flooring type.

Regular Maintenance

  • Dust and Sweep Regularly:
    • Start with daily or weekly dusting and sweeping using a soft broom or microfiber mop. This will prevent abrasive particles from scratching the surface.
  • Use Doormats:
    • Place doormats at entrances to trap dirt and prevent it from being tracked onto your stone floors. This simple step can make a significant difference.

Cleaning Stone Floors

  • Gentle Cleaning Solutions:
    • When it's time for a more thorough cleaning, use a pH-neutral stone cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals, as they can damage the stone's finish. At Floor King, we can recommend suitable products for your specific flooring.
  • Warm Water and a Soft Cloth:
    • For daily cleaning, a mixture of warm water and a soft cloth will work wonders. Ensure the cloth is well-wrung to prevent excess moisture from seeping into the stone.
  • Address Spills Promptly:
    • Accidents happen. If liquids are spilled, blot them up immediately. Don't let them sit, as certain substances can stain or etch the stone.

Dealing with Stains

  • Stain Removal:
    • Some stains may require a little extra effort. For organic stains like coffee or wine, a mixture of baking soda and water can be effective. For oil-based stains, try using a poultice made of baking soda and water or a suitable commercial product.
  • Avoid Acidic Cleaners:
    • Never use acidic cleaners or vinegar on natural stone, as they can dull the shine and weaken the stone's surface.

Protecting Your Stone Flooring

  • Sealing:
    • Depending on the type of stone, consider applying a stone sealer as recommended by your Floor King expert. Sealing helps prevent staining and enhances the stone's longevity.
  • Furniture Pads:
    • Use furniture pads under heavy furniture to prevent scratches and dents on your stone flooring.

Professional Care

  • Annual Professional Cleaning:
    • Schedule an annual professional stone cleaning. Our experienced team at Floor King can assess your stone flooring's condition and provide expert care.
  • Grout Care:
    • Don't forget about the grout between your stone tiles. Keeping it clean and well-maintained is crucial for the overall appearance of your flooring.

At Floor King, we understand that your stone flooring is an investment in your home's beauty and value. By following these tips and consulting our experts, you can ensure your stone floors remain stunning for years to come.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your stone flooring maintenance, visit our showrooms in Austin, TX, Georgetown, TX, or San Marcos, TX. Our friendly team is always ready to help you achieve the best results for your home. Thank you for choosing Floor King as your trusted flooring partner!