Caring for natural stone flooring during the fall is essential to maintain its beauty and longevity, as this season can bring specific challenges like increased moisture, fallen leaves, and potential staining, especially when you live in Colorado. Here are some tips to help you care for your natural stone flooring during the fall and keep it in tip top shape regardless of the weather.
Fallen leaves and Autumn debris can scratch and damage the surface of your natural stone flooring. To prevent this from happening, be sure to sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove leaves, dirt, and other debris.
Another way you can mitigate the amount of Autumn debris that makes its way onto your floors is by placing doormats both outside and inside your entrances to trap dirt and moisture. This prevents them from being tracked onto your stone floors.
Like we mentioned, regular cleaning of your floors will definitely go a long way in maintaining the appearance of your natural stone, but you have to make a few special considerations when caring for these materials. Namely when it comes to pH levels in your cleaning supplies. Make sure to only use pH-neutral stone cleaners specifically designed for your type of natural stone. Avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners that can harm the stone's surface.
Check the sealant on your natural stone flooring. If it's been a while since it was sealed or if you notice water no longer beads on the surface, consider resealing the stone. This helps prevent moisture penetration and staining. Fall is an especially good time to reseal your flooring so that you can protect it from the upcoming wintery conditions.
Periodically, consult a professional stone restoration and maintenance service to deep clean, polish, and reseal your natural stone flooring, especially if you notice signs of wear or staining. Our team at Stone Restoration Works would be more than happy to clean and seal your natural stone flooring in order to ensure that they are protected for the upcoming seasons.
By Stone Restoration Works 9-12-2023