Sealing Stone Surfaces

Properly sealing a natural stone with the correct type of sealant is essential. Proper care and maintenance, will greatly reduce your exposure against common issues and assist in keeping natural stones looking beautiful.

Granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and other natural stones typically require different kinds of sealers.  For instance, sealers used for a granite countertop wouldn’t necessarily be the best type of sealer to apply on travertine or limestone surfaces.

Sealing a natural stone surface properly with the correct type of sealer is essential in protecting against stains. When researching different sealers for natural stones, you will find there to be two main types of sealers that have vastly different uses: topical sealers and impregnators.

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Using Naturally Derived Stone Cleaners: Safer and Not Harmful To Your Health

According to the Global Healing Center, organic cleaning products are “toxin-free cleaners that do not present the harmful chemicals of common commercial cleaning products.”

Whether you are cleaning granite, marble, or quartz countertops, there are three main reasons it is best to use Supreme Surface Cleaners for natural stone.

1. Eco Friendly Cleaning Products are Better for the Environment

2. Non Toxic Cleaners are Better for Your Health

3. PH Balanced Cleaners are Better For Your Natural Stone

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Removing Soap Scum and Hard Water Spots

Removing hard water spots from around a kitchen sink or fauct is a simple task when using Supreme Surface Scum and Mineral Deposit Remover.

It's also an excellent choice for removing soap scum build-up in and around shower stalls.

Removing Stains

Since stone is somewhat porous even when sealed, it can stain if spills are not cleaned up in a timely manner. Always try to clean a spill as soon as possible because the longer the spill is on the granite, marble, or other natural stone surface, the harder it is to remove the stain.

Be sure to blot up spills instead of wiping them, as this could distribute spilled material over a larger area causing the stain to spread. After any excess liquid has been removed, use a pH balanced granite cleaner that will also condition granite, marble, limestone, and quartz countertops.

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Stone Showers and Baths

Natural stone can turn your bathroom into a spa. Popular designs incorporate honed travertine tiles on shower walls and tumbled marble on shower floors. Polished granite is used for vanity tops, accent pieces, shower curbs, and matching sill pieces. With proper care, it’s easy to maintain your natural stone bath and shower. Cleaners that are too harsh, however, will cause damage to your finish and can lead to problems such as mold and mildew growth.

By learning how to clean natural stone showers properly, you will improve the look and feel of your stone surfaces and keep your bathroom looking beautiful for years to come.

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How To Clean Quartz & Engineered Stone

Quartz countertops--sometimes referred to by the brand names Cambria, Silestone, and Caesarstone--are made of real quartz stones bound together with resin and molded into your desired shape.

Popular for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, these surfaces are extremely durable and nonporous, which means they do not require the same level of care as some natural stones. Still, it’s important to know how to clean quartz properly to keep it looking like new.

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Caring for Stone Flooring

Your stone floors have character. They bring color and texture into your home--and you want to keep them looking their best.

Luckily, with proper care your stone floors will stay vibrant for as long as you have your home...

How To Clean Porous Stone

Stone countertops, walls, floors and showers add an air of natural elegance to your home. The strength and beauty of natural stone makes it a centerpiece in any room. 

However, maintaining the color, depth, and finish of your stone means giving it special care. This is why it is important to learn how to clean stone properly.

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Best Way to Clean Granite

Granite is a wonderful addition to your home. It’s beautiful, durable, and with the right products, easy to care for.

Like all natural stones, though, granite is porous--meaning there are tiny spaces between the mineral grains in the stone. These pores absorb liquids, which can lead to unsightly staining of your countertops or floors. To protect your investment from staining, your granite should be sealed with an impregnating sealer at the time of installation.

Unfortunately, granite sealer can be damaged by most common household cleaners including vinegar, bleach wipes, and anything containing lemon or orange. Once this happens your granite can become stained by a range of substances including ketchup, cooking oil, cosmetics, and superglue. This is why it is important to learn how to clean granite properly.

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Best Way to Clean Granite Sinks

Composite sinks offer durability and that classic look that gives your kitchen or bath a warm, welcoming  feeling.

If not properly cared for, however, your sink will begin to look discolored, dull, and hazy.

Keep your granite composite sinks looking like new with these tips for how to clean a granite sink properly...

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Best Way To Clean Marble

Like all natural stones, marble is porous. This means it can absorb liquids, most of which will stain and damage your marble.

To protect your investment, a sealer should be applied when your marble is installed. Your marble sealer, however, can be worn away by common household substances including cleaning products.

So when cleaning marble be sure you always use a pH neutral stone cleaner. Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals, including bleach wipes, vinegar, and cleaners with lemon or orange in them.

In fact, most cleaning products you find in your grocery store will damage your marble and marble sealer.

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How To Clean Travertine

Travertine, one of the most common natural stones used in interior design, has a beautiful range of colors and textures that make it great compliment to any home decor.

Designers use travertine for tile flooring, showers, backsplashes, kitchen countertops, and vanities.

Although this natural stone does not require an extensive amount of maintenance, improperly cleaning travertine will dull polished surfaces and cause unsightly etching.

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How To Clean Natural Slate Tile

Natural slate can add beauty and texture to any area of your home; designers use it in flooring, backsplashes, even showers.

Without proper care, however, your slate can etch and dull, losing its richness and vibrance. To keep your slate looking like new, follow these tips for how to clean slate properly...

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How To Clean Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that’s composed mostly of the mineralized skeletal remains of marine organisms. In its purest form limestone is either white or off-white, but impurities such as sand, clay, and iron oxide will color limestone shades of grey, cream, even blue and green.

Because of its mineral makeup, limestone is highly reactive to acids. Many household substances, including food condiments, wine, and orange juice will cause permanent damage to your limestone.

Also, since it is a natural stone limestone is porous, meaning it will absorb liquids and could  become stained. This is why it is extremely important that your limestone be sealed when it is installed.

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