Stone Care Do's and Don'ts

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The Do’s
 
• 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’s surface.
• DO place a small rug or mat at entryways to trap dirt and sand from normal foot traffic.
• DO dust countertops, islands, vanities and floors frequently.
• DO blot up spills immediately to minimize permanent damage to the stone.
• DO clean surfaces regularly with a neutral cleaner designed for stone. We suggest using Grout Doctor Neutral Cleaner as it is ideal for everyday use on stone surfaces including granite, limestone, marble, terrazzo, travertine, sandstone and slate. It can also be used on ceramic, porcelain and quarry tile and it.
• Provides a safe, gentle formula while still tackling everyday soil and grime that can build up from normal usage
• Contains none of the harmful mineral-dissolving agents contained in most surface cleaners.
 
The Don’ts
 
• DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia, other general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners or tub and tile cleaners.
• DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
• DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone. These types of harsh cleaners can etch and damage the investment you have made in your home.
 
Reminder: Grout Doctor cleaning products are for maintenance cleaning only, and do not take the place of your local professional Grout Doctor's services. We suggest an annual professional cleaning and sealing to keep your natural stone surfaces looking their best.
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