Stone Floor Cleaning and Maintenance

By Published On: July 27th, 2023
Stone floor reflecting natural light after been cleaned by PMAC floor team

A Guide to Stone Floor Cleaning and Maintenance

Welcome to our blog on stone floor cleaning and maintenance! As a reputable cleaning and restoration company, we understand the importance of maintaining the beauty and longevity of your stone floors. Whether you have marble, granite, limestone, or any other type of stone flooring, regular upkeep is essential to keep it looking pristine. In this guide, we’ll provide valuable insights into stone floor care and explain why choosing professional services like ours can make all the difference.

Understanding the Elegance of Stone Flooring

Stone floors exude timeless elegance and add a touch of sophistication to any space. They are not only durable but also unique, as each stone comes with its distinctive patterns and colors. Whether you have stone floors in your residential or commercial property, taking care of them is crucial to maintain their luxurious appeal.

Granite Floors

Granite is available in a wide variety of colours and finishes and they often show rust like marking throughout. It is incredibly durable so it will work great in high traffic areas like a hallways or a kitchens and Granite has low porosity, which means that it is resistant to water absorption.

Slate Floors

Slate is a more affordable choice between the variety of natural stone floors. It works great in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens, just need to be mindful of any acidic spills. Available in a wide variety of finishes giving a unique look to your home.

Marble Floors

Marble floors always add value and a sense of sophistication to any space. Like Granite it can be found in a wide range of shades, such as greys, greens and blacks. Marble floors are always a better choice in area of low foot traffic like bathrooms.

Limestone Floors

Limestone is an amazing choice for a rustic look. It is a beautiful soft neutral coloured floor that can be full of quartz and fossil details throughout. Textures range from even-grained stones to smoother types resembling to marble. It is resistant to mold and bacteria so it works really well as a bathroom option or for an outdoor project.

Travertine Floors

Travertine is an elegant material and is one of the most durable stones for bathrooms and showers. It has a distinctive appearance, seen in its unique swirls. It is an excellent choice for outdoor areas as it is both durable and slip resistant.

Stone floor restored by Pmac
Natural Stone floor cleaned and polished by PMAC floor team
Restored floor at Killruddery house
The Importance of Regular Cleaning

Over time, dirt, debris, and spills can accumulate on your stone floors, dulling their natural shine and beauty. Regular cleaning is vital to prevent the buildup of grime, which can scratch the surface and cause irreversible damage. Sweeping or vacuuming daily is a good start, but occasional deep cleaning is necessary to keep your floors in top condition.

Beware of Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning stone floors, it’s essential to avoid using off the shelf detergents, harsh chemicals or acidic substances. These can erode the stone’s surface and cause permanent discoloration. Instead, opt for pH-neutral, stone-specific cleaners, and always perform a spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying any new product. PMAC sell such a pH- neutral stone cleaner through our contact page.

Grout Care

The grout lines between your stone tiles are just as important as the stone itself. Over time, grout can become discolored and grimy. Regular cleaning and occasional resealing of the grout will protect it from moisture and stains, keeping it looking fresh and preventing the growth of mold and mildew.

Our top seven tips for keeping your natural stone tiles looking like new!
  1. For effective cleaning and maintenance of any natural stone, it is important to note the nature and composition of your stone. It is also important to find out whether your stone has been pre-sealed at the quarry or requires sealing at installation.
  2. Pre-clean your stone surface with a suitable pre-cleaning product if deemed necessary. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Use a white cloth to clean the stones with the diluted solution. If marks persist, you can use a white emulsifying pad to aid removal.
  3. Rinse and dry thoroughly before sealing. Drying time will vary according to nature of your stone. Travertine and quarry tiles, for example, are very porous and generally need to be left over night to dry.
  4. If you need to remove grout, use an alkali solution.
  5. Once dry, seal with a suitable sealer (water and oil repellent).
  6. Note that there are also products available that can enhance the colour or give you a high gloss/wet look.
  7. For regular maintenance, we recommend you use a pH neutral cleaner such as Stone Soap.
Professional Stone Floor Restoration

Even with regular cleaning, stone floors can lose their luster over time. This is where our professional stone floor restoration services come into play. Our skilled technicians have the expertise and tools to deep clean, polish, and reseal your stone floors, bringing back their original beauty and shine. Professional restoration not only enhances the aesthetics of your floors but also extends their lifespan, saving you money in the long run.

Get in touch

Our legacy is quality projects we can be proud of. As a leading cleaning and restoration company, we take pride in reviving and maintaining stone floors to their former glory. Get in touch with us today to avail of our specialised services and let your stone floors shine like new once again!

Call us or send in the details of your floor cleaning requirements through our contact page at

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