Caring for your stone

To maintain the beauty of your granite, marble and other natural stones for years to come, just refer to the following tips.

  • Dust surfaces frequently.
  • Blot up spills immediately.
  • Clean your stone surface with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or mild dishwashing liquid and warm water.
  • Use a soft, clean rag to clean natural stone.
  • Be sure to rinse after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Take care to not use too much soap, as this may leave a film and cause streaks.
  • Refrain from using products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids to prevent scratches on the natural stone.
  • Avoid using scouring powders or creams which may scratch the surface of natural stone due to their harsh abrasives.
  • Don’t mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
  • For natural stone in bathrooms – To minimize soap scum, a squeegee should be used after use of natural stone bathroom surfaces. If a soap-scum remover is used, it should be non-acidic.
  • All tops installed by Austin Stone Works are sealed with a penetrating sealer.
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