To prevent staining and chemical damage, natural stone must be sealed--this should be done when your stone is installed. Sealers, however, will also suffer damage from harsh cleaning chemicals, which is why it is important to always use a pH balanced natural stone cleaner.

How to clean natural stone

Cleaners containing vinegar, lemon, orange, bleach, or ammonia can cause damage to your stone surfaces and stone sealer. In fact, it is wise to avoid all common cleaners you find in the grocery store, as well as many home-made solutions.

How, then, do you clean natural stone?

Choose a product that is specially formulated for natural stone cleaning. These products are pH balanced (aka pH neutral) so they will not harm your stone or sealer.

For best results, use a daily stone cleaner that also conditions your stone--filling the naturally porous surface. This will help prevent spills and acids from seeping into your stone. It will also save you the hassle of having to re-seal your stone due to damage caused by harsh cleaning chemicals.

The Supreme Surface line of stone cleaning products contains a unique formula that is safe for everyday use and has a proprietary conditioner called ioSeal that helps protect your stone from staining. These environmentally friendly cleaning products are 100% organic and biodegradable. Best of all, they will leave your granite, marble, quartz, travertine, or limestone surfaces noticeably brighter with a beautiful finish.