Limestone is a beautiful and durable natural stone that is very popular for flooring. It is elegant and traditional looking but also very long-lasting. You do have to take care to maintain it properly to avoid it becoming worn or scratched. Read on for our top tips on how best to care for your limestone flooring:
Make sure your limestone flooring is sealed
As limestone is a porous material, it can get stained if it hasn’t been sealed properly. Make sure that your flooring has been sealed to avoid stains from any spills, and get it re-sealed once every two years.
Invest in a special limestone cleaner
You can’t use just any cleaning product on limestone flooring. Get a solution that is specifically made for cleaning limestone. If you use anything too harsh or acid-based, you could risk damaging your limestone flooring.
Use a vacuum or broom daily
Keep on top of limestone floor maintenance by using a vacuum or soft broom to get rid of dust and dirt build up every day. If you leave grime on your limestone floor for too long, it could result in it having a worn and faded appearance. You could also stop people from tracking dirt onto your floors by placing a door mat for excess dirt outside.
Deal with any spills immediately
Although limestone is a long-lasting material, it is prone to stains if spills aren’t cleaned quickly. Spills can seep into the porous limestone and set inside if they aren’t dealt with straight away, so keep your limestone cleaner at hand for quick action.
Deep clean with a steamer
Every so often, give your limestone floors a deeper clean with a steamer. You can rent these machines from most flooring experts, or hire them to steam for you. A steamer works by loosening any dirt that has seeped into your floors and dissolving it. Give your floors plenty of time to dry after a steaming session.
Bespoke stonework flooring in Moreton-in-Marsh
Looking to install natural stone floorwork in your home or garden? At Wrights of Campden, we supply high-quality stonework flooring for interior use, as well as stone paving for both interior and exterior use. All our flooring commissions are made to measure and installed to your unique specifications.
We also offer a range of cleaning and maintenance products for stonework flooring. If you need additional advice on how to maintain your flooring, we’d be happy to help. Give us a call on 01386 700 497 to speak to a member of our expert staff.