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Stone & Tile : Care & Maintenance

Keeping your floors looking like new is easier than you think. A little preventative maintenance will keep your Natural Stone & Tile floors looking beautiful for years to come. We offer a full-line of products and supplies for routine care.
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General Tips

All Floor Surfaces:
  • Dirt, dust and sand can damage your floor’s surface. Sweep, dust mop or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and grime. Bast offers a “sh-mop” to gently care for your floors.
  • Prevent scratches from furniture legs by using protective felt pads at the base of all furniture. You can purchase these in various sizes from Bast.
  • Never move heavy furniture or appliances without a professional-grade dolly or protective cover such as a rug or sheets of plywood.
  • Clean spills immediately with a dry or slightly damp cloth.
  • Place doormats and rugs at all entrances to keep dirt and debris to a minimum; avoid rugs with plastic backs, as these can discolor floors.
  • Avoid walking on floors in high heels, damaged heels or cleats; such sharp objects can permanently damage your floors.
  • Keep pets’ nails trimmed and paws clean to prevent scratches.

Remember that variations in natural stone and tile are normal. These items are a product of nature and their individual character lends to their beauty and appeal.

Stone & Tile

  • Tile floors should be regularly cleaned with an all-purpose, non oil-based household or commercial cleaner. Tile on walls in bathrooms and kitchens may be cleaned with a multi-purpose cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits and mildew.
  • For natural stone floors, only use cleaners specially designed for stone. Many of the cleaners acceptable for use on tile floors can stain, damage or dull stone.
  • Never use a cleaner with acid or ammonia on stone or tile floors. Even a light solution of vinegar and water will etch and damage stone and tile.
  • Use a cotton mop, cloth, sponge or non-metallic brush.
  • Remove any cleaning solution residue with clean water.
  • Remove stains and grout haze from stone with stone poultice, a fine, non-acidic clay cleaning powder. Poultice may dull the shine of polished stone; if this occurs, you will need to use a marble polish to restore the natural shine.
Call us to restore the natural shine of a finish that has become dull, scratched or etched.