Tips from Marbrerie Bertrand for maintaining natural stone
Whether for construction or interior decoration, limestone, granite, marble or onyx add a touch of authenticity to any living space. However, despite their durability, these stones are not immune to everyday stains and dirt.
So how do you maintain a stone floor, staircase, basin or sink, and clean them using appropriate techniques and cleaning solutions?
Day-to-day maintenance of natural stone doesn’t require a lot of resources.
Products to avoid on natural stone
Two types of product should be avoided on natural stone:
- acidic products such as vinegar or lemon
- chemical products and detergents such as limescale remover or bleach.
These products destroy the natural protection of the stone, reducing its lifespan.
La Marbrerie Bertrand’s suggestions for protecting natural stone
To protect your natural stone, La Marbrerie Bertrand recommends :
- Black navoir soap or Marseille soap: to keep your stone in good condition, we recommend cleaning it regularly with a brush, mop or sponge moistened with water and a few drops of black soap. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly afterwards.
- Clay stone: you can also opt for clay stone for simple, effective stone cleaning. In this case, use a sponge soaked in white stone or clay stone.
- Soda crystals: to clean a very dirty stone, use a damp brush soaked in a solution of hot water and one cup of soda crystals per litre of water. Then rinse the stone with clean water using a sponge.
- Baking soda: to remove everyday stains, use a damp brush sprinkled with baking soda. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Whichever solution you prefer, we always recommend using natural products!