The use of stone is more and more widespread. Nowadays, people use more and more stones in home decoration. The application of countertops includes not only the original kitchen countertops, sinks, to the current window sills, table tops, dining tables, and bar countertops, there are stones everywhere. Embellishment application. However, while the stone is durable, it also needs protection. Stone is like our skin, maintenance is very important. The well-maintained stone is beautiful and new. Today I will talk about the maintenance skills and methods of those stone countertops:
1. Keep daily clean and clean
Whether it is hard granite or soft marble, it is not resistant to long-term abrasion by wind sand and soil particles. For daily cleaning, you can use a dust collector or an electrostatic mop to thoroughly remove dust and clean, and avoid washing with a lot of water; It is best to place a dust removal mat at the entrance of the commercial space to prevent the sand from the shoes from damaging the stone and reduce the difficulty of daily cleaning.
2. Remove pollution immediately
Marble is a natural product. All stones have natural pores. Daily pollution sources such as tea, coffee, soy sauce, edible oil, ink, juice, etc., if not removed in time, will easily penetrate into the inner layer of the stone and cause deep pollution. It can be removed in time with a professional anti-fouling detergent to prevent stains from penetrating into the stone and causing irremovable stains.
3. Choose the right cleaning agent
Stone is afraid of strong acids and alkalis. It is well known that the ingredients of cleaning agents cannot be ignored for the sake of cleaning stone. Generally, cleaning agents contain acid and alkali. If cleaning agents with unknown ingredients are used for a long time, the surface of the stone will lose its luster and may even cause lesions.
4. Protective treatment is very important
To maintain the most beautiful side of the stone and prevent the penetration of water and pollution sources, protective treatment must be carried out on a regular basis. After the protective construction of the stone, the air permeability, water resistance, and antifouling properties of the stone must be maintained. Do not use protective agents of unknown origin, as they will not only fail to achieve the protective effect but will increase the difficulty of stone maintenance.
Natural stone requires smooth air-breathing. Avoid covering the surface of the stone with carpets or other debris for a long time. Otherwise, the moisture under the stone cannot volatilize through the pores, which may cause excessive moisture, and increased water content will cause disease problems. If you must lay carpets and pile up debris, please provide fresh air to the stone from time to time.
Of course, daily dust removal and cleaning alone cannot keep the stone’s luster lasting. You must regularly ask professional stone maintenance personnel to do maintenance and luster regeneration maintenance work. Such as: using crystallization liquid to recrystallize the marble surface, or using polishing powder to restore the luster of the marble, or using a breathable gloss protector, etc., to make the stone look as beautiful as new.
Humidity is also an important factor affecting the beauty of the stone. Moisture will produce hydration, hydrolysis, and carbonation of stone, resulting in various diseases such as water spots, bleaching, weathering, erosion, and rust. Therefore, the indoor stone should always be ventilated and dry.