Tips to Maintain Your Granite Flooring
Granite is the very essence of modern bathrooms, kitchens. and ultra-modern houses. It is well known for beautiful designs and colors that certainly add a luxurious spark to your house. Typically, counter tops and floors are made of granite. If sealed properly, granite is highly capable of resisting heat, scratches, and stains, but it also requires proper maintenance.
Here are a few maintenance tips to retain your granite floor’s natural structure and luster:
- Don’t procrastinate too much when it comes to wiping spills because some liquids can cause staining and it won’t be easy to get rid of them through traditional cleaning methods. If you notice any liquid, mud or dirt, wipe it off immediately. Tiny and abrasive dirt particles may get embedded in the granite and cause scratches.
- To prevent scratches, run a dry mop over the granite flooring at least twice a day. This will keep away dust and small particles from accumulating on the granite floor. Do not use rough materials for cleaning like wire scouring pads as these can leave unwanted scratches.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach or other detergents; this can spoil the color, texture, and finish of your granite flooring. Instead, use an approved granite cleaner or products that are specifically designed to clean granite flooring. Also, avoid ceramic tile cleaners as these can fade away the luxurious luster of the granite.
- For daily cleaning, you can use warm water with a very mild soap. However, soap is likely to leave a filmy residue behind and you may need multiple rinses to get rid of the residue.
- Wheels and hoses can scratch the granite used in flooring; therefore, it’s better to avoid vacuum cleaners.
- Place a floor mat at the entrance of your house to prevent dirt and other small particles stuck in the soles of shoes from leaving marks on the granite floor.
- Always make sure to place a rubber mat underneath every item that you place on the granite floor, like plants for example, to prevent direct exposure to the materials that can cause damage to the flooring.
- If you notice large discoloration or stains on the granite flooring, then consult a cleaning professional who knows how to do the job right without causing any further damages.