Natural Stone is easy to clean!
It is never advisable to use any harsh cleaning chemicals on natural stones as the stain can become worse or set on the tile. In order to keep the natural stones tiles clean, you can use a dry, clean dust mop. Do not use any abrasive chemicals or those may stain and/or scratch the surface of the tile.
StoneTech Professional Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector by DuPont is one of the suggested cleaners.
Pressure washing the pavers is sometimes needed for deep cleaning from tree and plant debris or in areas that collect a lot of water and get stained.
If you have a salt water pool, your pavers will need to be sealed with a water-repellent salt water sealer, and it’s better if applied before installing, to ensure that the entire paver is protected and not just the surface.
Here are a few products that can be used for Natural Stone cleaning:
KlenzAll heavy duty alkaline cleaner and degreaser
Oil and Stain Remover
Revitalizer cleaner & protector
BulletProof – sealer
Impregnator pro – sealer
Avoid your stone for staining, Clean and seal your stone
Lets remove that Stain !
Natural stones such as travertine, marble, granite, etc. are porous materials which means they are absorbent making them prone to stains. At the same time, that characteristic also means that stains can be easily removed. When you notice a stain, clean it as soon as possible for better results.
All you need to do is to “lift” the stain by using a product called Stone Pro Deep Clean Gel which is sold at retail stores.
If that fails, it means that the stain is embedded in your tile. In that case, you can use Stone Pro Wet Poultice Stain Remover that is a ready-to-use paste which does not requires mixing or measuring.
Should I Seal my stone?
This is a personal choice. However, by using a sealer, your natural stone products are better protected against stains and dirt.
There are several kinds of sealers in the market. When selecting one, make sure it is the correct one for the kind of tile you purchased. We recommend the following brand: http://miraclesealants.com/
The best person to help you make that decision is your installer. Make sure to ask him for recommendations.
Seal Pavers-needed are:
- Water Spray bottle
- Roller brush
- White clean cloth-absorbent suggested
Advantage of paver sealant:
Protect outdoor stone against stains from tree and plant debris or in areas that collect a lot of water and get stained and mildew.
The sealer is deep penetrating and preserving of the stone’s natural surface texture while keeping stains and mildew out.
Sealer will also reduce damage that can be caused by spills from things that can stain like wine.
Steps to Seal your pavers
Step 1 Cleaning Pavers
Step 2 Apply Sealer
Step 3 Finishing
Step 4 Removing Excess and re apply
Disadvantages of sealing pavers:
Recommended 5 year re application of a professional sealer. It may even be yearly according to the brands manufacture instructions that you choose.