Keeping your stone floor looking like new isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated either. In this article, we will review the best ways to keep your stone floor looking great year after year. Keeping the appearance of your stone floor is just as much an art as it is a science. With a few simple tricks and techniques, you can keep your stone looking brand new practically every time you use them.
Keep your stone dust to a minimum
Dusting a stone floor is an inevitable part of daily cleaning. However, you don’t want to dust too often, or too heavily, otherwise you’ll end up with a dusty mess. You don’t want to dust your stone floor more than once a week, and you don’t want to dust with a feather duster, either. Instead, dust with a soft cloth or microfiber dusting cloth. You can also keep your stone dust to a minimum by cleaning your stone more frequently. If you clean your stone floor once a week, you’ll dust less often and dust with a less dusting method, too.
Don’t forget about the grout
One of the first signs of wear on a stone floor is grey or yellow grout lines. Grout lines are a telltale sign that your stone floor is getting tired, and they shouldn’t be ignored. Grout is typically black, but it can turn grey or yellow with wear and age. To prevent your stone floor from showing yellow or grey grout, keep track of the grout lines. When you notice them, clean them out and scrub them with a grout brush. You can also prevent grout lines from showing through by cleaning your stone floor more frequently. If you clean your floor once a week, you’ll prevent grout lines from becoming visible. If you clean your stone floor more frequently, you can also prevent grout lines from showing.
Be sure to seal your stone before any use
Sealing your stone floor will help to protect it from oil, moisture, and contamination. The more frequently you use your stone, the more important it is to seal it. The easiest way to seal your stone is to use a sealant product designed for just this purpose. If you don’t have a sealant, you can still get the job done with a few simple steps. First, apply a layer of wax to your floor and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. Then, remove the wax and wash your stone with mild soap and water. Finally, seal your stone with a suitable sealant. A little maintenance and care go a long way toward keeping your Qubo® Steinteppich floors in tip-top shape.
Use a mild soap and water sponge scrubber
A microfiber cloth is perfect for cleaning your stone floor, but it’s not suitable for regular use. The microfiber will lose its softness and become too rough to clean within just a few uses. Instead, use a soft, mild soap and water sponge scrubber to clean your stone floor. The sponge will last longer than a microfiber cloth, and it’s also safer to use around people and pets. If you keep your sponge away from the grout lines and abrasive surfaces, you can use it for months or even years at a time.
Use a slip resistance on all wet areas
When you have just a few water stains on your stone floor, it’s easy to treat them like dirt and simply clean them away. However, water stains are the first sign of more serious issues, and you should address them right away. To prevent water stains from becoming a problem, use slip resistance on all wet areas. A slip resistance will help you to prevent water from being able to stain your stone floor. Water can be slippery, so it’s important that you keep it from becoming a problem. If you keep your stone floors dry and clean them with a high-quality sealant, they won’t be prone to water staining. However, some stone floors absorb water better than others. If you have a stone floor that absorbs water, you should treat it with a water stain prevention product.
Pick out just the right shoes when you go out
When you go out for walks, trips, or other occasions that may involve you stepping on a shoe, always keep that shoe in mind. You don’t want to ruin your stone floor because you stepped in a shoe. The best way to avoid this is to pick out the right shoes for the occasion. If you’re going out dancing or walking to a restaurant, wear flat shoes with no heels or sharp objects. If you’re going somewhere casual, you can wear sneakers. When in doubt, choose flat shoes with no heels or sharp objects.