Traditional cleaners are not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. This article contains some natural stone cleaning & maintenance tips:

Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone.

Most of the cleaners called as cleaning agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use.


Limestone is alike marble in that it is sensitive to acidic substances and household cleaners contains cleaning agents. It varies in hardness and sometimes will have fossil imprints. Five Star Carpet & Tile Care offers cleaning, honing, polishing and sealing of limestone. For supreme results, you have your limestone sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.


Marble is softer and more permeable than most stone; it not only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items such as citrus products, sodas etc. In addition, even from the chemical agents in household cleaners.


Travertine is a limestone that has been formed by hot springs. Water movement made erosion of the stone creating countless holes of varying sizes. Travertine is alike marble in that it can be polished, and sensitive to acids and household cleaners with chemical agent. Five Star Carpet & Tile Care offers cleaning, honing, polishing, sealing and enhancement sealers for Travertine.


Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic stone usually black, gray or green. Slate is not acid sensitive but prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents can cause streaking and dullness. Five Star Carpet & Tile Care offers slate cleaning, sealing or enhancers that bring out the deep rich natural color of slate.


Granite is a significantly hard natural stone and is not as porous as other natural stones. Through not acid sensitive, extended use of household cleaners with cleaning agents will cause streaking and can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Five Star Carpet & Tile Care offers cleaning and sealing of granite countertops and floors.


Terrazzo appears more uniform than most of the natural stones and is available in the tile form or by a pouring application on the slab. Terrazzo is a mixture of Portland cement and marble chips; these chips can range in size from a fraction of an inch to as large as several inches. Five Star Carpet & Tile Care offers Terrazzo cleaning, polishing and sealing.

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