Granite is Tough; Taking Correct Care of It Isn't

Written by Edward Green


Granite is Tough; Taking Correct Care of It Isn't By: Edward Green

Crystal like granite countertops and spa type bathrooms built with natural stone are allrepparttar rage in home interiors, but not surprisingly it will lose its investment value fast if not properly maintained.

Up to now, only ammonia based cleaners wererepparttar 100455 granite cleaning choice outside of soap and water for homeowners, regardless ofrepparttar 100456 fact that these products in reality damage natural stone.

Marble Masterís stone cleaning product line safely cleans and conditions countertops, floors and wall surrounds made of granite, marble, travertine and other natural stone. For more information, visit www.marblemasteruk.com

"Ammonia-based products removerepparttar 100457 seal of natural stone, allowing stains to penetraterepparttar 100458 surface and set more easily," said Edward Green, Technical Director of Marble Master. "The damage caused by these products increasesrepparttar 100459 chance thatrepparttar 100460 stone will have to be refurbished or replaced, which is a costly undertaking."

Natural stone is hard-wearing, but still needs appropriate care to continue its inherent beauty. When treated correctly, it is a low maintenance surface that will hold its gleam longer than any other surface known to man, and can enhancerepparttar 100461 value of your home.

Marble Master's set of non ammoniated, inexpensive products features its Daily Cleaner, Daily Cleaner Wipes, Polish/Protector, Stone Soap and Penetrating Sealers. The line protects and extendsrepparttar 100462 life of stone countertops and gives customers high quality cleaning power. The line is non toxic, safe on all food preparation surfaces, features a streak-free formula and is easy to use.

Protecting Your Limestone Floor Investment

Written by Edward Green


Protecting Your Limestone Floor Investment

By Edward Green

There are many types of limestone. These vary a great deal in terms of porosity and hardness, as well as in colour and texture. However limestone, although very hard wearing and durable is porous and therefore prone to staining. Limestone is also not resistant to acid and harsh cleaning products, as well as spillages of acidic soft drinks, fruit juices, wine and vinegar etc can all damagerepparttar stone. The Limestone Treatment System protects limestone against such damage and ensures that it stays looking its best withrepparttar 100454 least possible effort.

Method

All new porous limestone floors need to be sealed either before fixing or before grouting with a suitable Impregnator. Our product offers a free 15 year performance warranty which means ifrepparttar 100455 sealer doesn't stop staining we will come back free of charge and apply more sealant to stop staining. We have only had 1 callback for more protection out of literally hundreds of projects. The coverage is around 4 - 8 m2 per litre. We offerrepparttar 100456 application process but you can apply it yourself if you want to. Apply as many coats as can absorbed. These will reducerepparttar 100457 porosity which not only helps protect against staining, but also enhancesrepparttar 100458 natural beauty ofrepparttar 100459 material and acts asrepparttar 100460 foundation forrepparttar 100461 surface finish.

If you decide to gorepparttar 100462 DIY route please make sure you evenly coverrepparttar 100463 tile withrepparttar 100464 impregnator. Once it becomes nearly dry you will need to wiperepparttar 100465 tile with a clean white terry cloth to get an even texture acrossrepparttar 100466 tile, this is very important. Always work in one direction and not in a haphazard fashion as streaks will appear.

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