When it comes to figuring out how best to remove stains and clean your granite floors, it is best to know more about the granite itself. Granite tends to be one of the more popular selections for natural stone. The stone itself is made out of grains of mica, quartz, feldspar, and other minerals. It adds its own natural beauty and is available in multiple colors.
Granite itself can be used in various ways to decorate your home, adding its unique beauty to any room. It’s been known to be used for floors, counter tops, walls, and in showers. It’s a stone that is a natural antibacterial, and is popular to be used in kitchens and bathrooms for that reason alone. It is known to be very resistant against scratches and staining as it is a much less absorbent stone that most others.
Though it is a less absorbent, staining can still happen. A way to help prevent this further, is by sealing the granite which creates another barrier and also wipe up stains immediately when they occur, both liquid and solids alike.
There are a couple DIY cleaning techniques that you can do to attempt to remove any stains that couple seep into your granite. For everyday cleaning you just simply use a microfiber cloth and warm water. It is best to do a weekly cleansing using a pH-neutral cleanser along with some warm water and soft cloth.
For those spots and stains that need just a little bit more elbow grease, you can try using one of these ways to remove them.
You will make a thick paste like substance by taking 2 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons of dish soap, such as Dawn. You will just mix these together and apply it to the stained area. Allow it to set overnight, and then the next morning with warm water, wash away the dried paste.
There is another paste and instructions that you can follow if you either do not wish to use the first paste, or do not have what you need. First, you just need to clean and blot the area that is stained, removing as much as you can. Next, you just need to spray it with some water. The paste that you will use is made out of equal parts of baking soda and water, mixing them until they are a paste like quality and then apply it to the area. You will then just need to cover it with some plastic wrap and leave it to set for 24 hours.
As the baking soda is drying, it will pull as much of the stains as it can. After the 24 hours, you simply just remove the plastic wrap and wash the area with mild soap like Dawn and some water. You may need to repeat this process once more if the stain is not fully removed.
If neither of these pastes work, you may need to consult with a professional on what they would recommend to remove the stain. Though more than likely, these pastes should take care of the problem.
When in doubt contact a professional, contact us today to schedule your appointment to polish your natural stone flooring or if you have any questions.
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