- Do reseal your natural stone annually.
- Do use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
- Do use trivets or mats under hot dishes or cookware.
- Do use place mats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that may scratch your stone.
- Do use a cutting board when slicing bread, meats or veggies.
- Do dust countertops, islands, vanities and floors frequently with a soft, clean, lint-free mop or cloth.
- Do use a separate mop or cloth for your stone. Change water often as you clean or mop.
- Don’t use wet or dry abrasive cleaners or soft cleansers.
- Don’t use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general purpose cleaners.
- Don’t use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone.
- Don’t wait to clean up spills. Wipe up immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
- Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners. Check the labels for acid content.
- Don’t use floor wax on your natural stone. If you want your stone to shine, have your stone professionally polished.
- Don’t stand on your stone countertop.