Natural stone has a long life cycle and is non-toxic. These qualities prevent frequent replacements and also reduce waste. Natural stone comes from the earth and does not bear any harmful man made substances. It is also easy to clean and does not carry allergens and irritants commonly found in synthetic materials. In addition to these properties, natural stone comes in unique colors, patterns and textures. This makes it aesthetically appealing. Its durability and strength is also very apparent. It is therefore no wonder that natural stone has risen to be the premium building choice for many home owners. The sustainability of natural stone depends on the cleaning agents used.
Cleaning Natural Stone Surfaces
Natural stone is generally hard, but care must be taken when cleaning stone surfaces. Granite for instance, which is a popular stone choice in many homes, is susceptible to absorption. This means that harsh chemicals can damage the stone. Granite surfaces should not be cleaned with acidic chemicals as these will damage the stone and also alter its texture. Due to the unique qualities that stone possesses, not all cleaning agents would be ideal for its sustainability. Cleaning products must therefore be gentle so as not to harm the stone surfaces, but also strong to ensure that the surfaces are spotless. There are certain products that have stood the test of time and proved to be exactly what stone and granite surfaces need.
Stone and Granite Cleaners
Granite Gold Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is purposely made for cleaning natural stone and tile floors. It also conditions natural floors and does this without the harsh effects of traditional cleaners. This cleaner can be used weekly. It is best for high traffic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and hallways. This cleaner also helps to clear mop streaks while maintaining the beautiful shine of stone and floor surfaces. It is non-toxic and does not contain any ammonia or phosphates. It is also recommended for application on marble, granite, slate, ceramic, porcelain, ceramic travertine and all natural stone floorings.
Granite Gold Shower Cleaner
Granite Gold Shower Cleaner is formulated to provide deep cleaning on granite, marble, ceramic, and glass and travertine surfaces. It is biodegradable, non-abrasive and non-acidic, making it safe for bath fixtures and tub surrounds. It also does not contain ammonia or phosphates. It is considered a safe alternative to everyday bath cleaners which tend to damage natural stone, resulting in costly repairs and replacements. Regular use of this deep cleaning formula also helps to prevent mildew, mold, and hard water and scum deposits which stain bathroom and shower fixtures.
Granite Gold All-Surface Cleaner
Granite Gold All-surface Cleaner is an agent designed to do it all. It can be used on stone surfaces, countertops, brass, mirrors and even stainless steel. It is safe for use on food preparation surfaces. This is because it is non-acidic, non-toxic and bio-degradable. No phosphates or ammonia is used in the cleaning agent. It is also streak free and has a balanced PH. This cleaner is also available in disposable and convenient wipes.