Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning Natural Stone

Why is cleaning natural stone so important? because it's an investment you made in your home to add beauty and value.

When I watch those shows on TV about flipping houses, so many people opt to install natural stone because of the value it will add to the selling price.

I've seen it over and over again, where someone has installed marble or travertine to their home and have not given proper care or have used the wrong chemicals to maintain it.

In general, mopping stone floors regularly with a neutral floor cleaner and a flat mop, will be the best and easiest way to maintain the stone floor.

For deeper cleaning needs click this link for a great natural stone tile grout cleaner.

Cleaning and maintaining your natural stone investment, isn't hard, as long as you know what to do. Also, strong chemicals aren't needed to maintain your stone surfaces. For more on cleaning natural stone read on.

How to Clean Natural Stone Surfaces

Cleaning Natural Stone Granite Cleaning your natural stone isn't a hard task and you shouldn't be worried about damaging your stone.

Granite is a very hard stone made up many different minerals that usually are not calcium based like marble, travertine and limestone.

You should perform a lemon juice test to make sure there are no calcium based minerals like calcite in the stone.

For every day cleaning of granite surfaces, it's okay to use dish soap with warm water, as it's pretty mild. Depending on the dish soap brand, some brands can leave a soapy film after time (the blue Dawn seems to be the best).

We always recommend neutral cleaners neutral cleaners for all natural stones, which are pH 7.0 on the pH scale. These neutral cleaners are safe for all tile and grout surfaces and natural stone surfaces.

What ever you clean your stone surface with, always rinse well and dry completely with a cotton or microfiber cloth. Drying it completely helps because any wet area left to dry, may have dirt left in it which doesn't evaporate like the water does.

Calcium based stones such as marble, travertine or limestone, are mostly made up of CaCO3, which is calcium carbonate or the mineral calcite.

The calcium in the the mineral will react with any liquid that is acidic (pH less than 7.0), so there should be zero contact with any acidic liquids.

There are tons of tile cleaners and cleaning chemicals that are acidic and before using any cleaning product, be sure to read the label and preferably the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) before using. Usually the cleaning product will indicate if it's marble safe or not.

Cleaning Natural Stone Marble Shower Again, for cleaning natural stone surfaces, we recommend neutral cleaners. For deeper cleaning of marble, travertine and limestone use this stone tile grout cleaner.

There are many stone cleaners you can buy at your local tile shop, but a lot of them contain other things like wax in them so it leaves the natural stone shiny or as they will say polished.

I would stay away from these as they just leave unwanted residues on the stone itself.

Your natural stone surface should always be sealed, to protect it from any staining agents. Please see our sealing natural stone page for more information on sealing.

If your don't want to clean your stone surface by yourself, have it done by a professional at least once a year. This accomplishes two things.

Cleaning Natural Stone Travertine Tile First your natural stone is cleaned thoroughly, making it look it's best and allows for the stone professional to inspect it for any staining or more serious stone issues.

Secondly, after every cleaning of your natural stone, we apply a penetrating sealer to the stone protecting it for the upcoming year. Cleaning and sealing done by a professional at least once a year will help make maintaining your natural stone easier all year long.

When it comes to cleaning natural stone or just maintaining your natural stone and tile and grout, we strive to help educate our customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.

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Now Offering Stone Care Products

Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Always working on your home on one project to another. Check the link below to buy stone care products.

We know you can do it yourself and offer you the same products we use to clean stone and tile.

We Recommend MB-2 Heavy Duty Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaner

This cleaner is has an alkaline pH and will cut grease and dirt cleaning all your toughest soiled natural stone and ceramic and porcelain tiled surfaces.

Best Grout Cleaning Brush

This is the best grout brush for cleaning all types of grout!
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Client Testimonial

Hi Guys! Just want to let you know that I am very happy with the outcome of your hard work. My bathroom looks like it was just remodeled. It looks great! I am very glad that I chose Integrity Stone and Tile Cleaning to do the job. I will definitely recommend Integrity Stone and Tile to my friends and neighbors. I saved a lot of money by restoring rather then replacing. Thanks again for the fine work!

Charlie R.
From Sunnyvale, CA

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