Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. To minimize water spotting, a good quality marble wax or non-yellowing automobile paste wax can be used.
In food preparation areas, the stone may need to have penetrating sealer applied. Check with your installer for recommendations. If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use on food preparation surfaces. If there are any questions, check with the sealer manufacturer.
Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean, non-treated dry dust mop. Due to their abrasiveness, sand, dirt, and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces. To minimize the sand, dirt, and grit that can scratch the stone floor, we recommend to use mats or area rugs inside and outside the entrance. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn because the metal/plastic attachments or wheels can scratch the surface.
In the bath or other wet areas, a squeegee can be used to minimize soap scum. To remove the soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about ½ cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Be careful not to overuse an ammonia solution as this can eventually dull the surface of the stone.
In outdoor pool, patio, or hot tub areas, flush with clear water and use a mild bleach solution to remove algae or moss.
Use a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid-dish washing detergent with warm water to clean your stone surfaces. For the best results, use a clean rag mop on the floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces. If you use too much cleaner or soap, this could leave a film and cause streaks. Avoid products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on your marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after using the soap solution and finish by drying with a soft cloth.