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Stone is made of natural minerals that may react adversely to cleaning chemicals and acids not intended for stone care use. Particular varieties of natural stone consist mainly of calcium carbonate and are extremely sensitive to acid (limestone & marble). This is the reason why fruit juices, wine and harsh chemicals must be removed from the surface of the stone immediately.

Use a clean rag for best results.

Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.

Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on the granite the high acid content may etch the surface.

Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.

Change the rinse water frequently.

Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Do's:
Do dust surfaces frequently
Do clean surfaces with specially formulated granite cleaner
Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
Do blot up spills immediately

Don'ts:
Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.
Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
Don't mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.

Remember, stone is made of natural minerals that may react adversely to cleaning chemicals and acids not intended for stone care use. Particular varieties of natural stone consist mainly of calcium carbonate and are extremely sensitive to acid (limestone & marble). This is the reason why fruit juices, wine and harsh chemicals must be removed from the surface of the stone immediately.

For the ultimate in care and maintenance please see the following pages:

Rock Doctor Granite Cleaner

Rock Doctor Granite Polish

We've kept these pages up for reference but we no longer carry these items.

STONE CARE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Check to make sure stone has a sealer applied to it before using any cleaning product.

  • Always use clean mops, sponges, towels or rags, and replace old mops, sponges, towels and rags as they age.

  • Clean up spills immediately to prevent staining and etching.

  • Use coasters under drink glasses to help prevent glass rings from forming.

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    The following items can damage stone surfaces:

    Soda, juices, alcoholic beverages, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, rock salt, sand, shaving cream, perfume/cologne, polish remover, dishwashing soap, hair perm chemicals, shampoos and body soaps that contain EDTA, toothpaste, drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, household cleaning products and any fluid that contains an acid or alkali.

     

     

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