6 products you should never clean your natural stone with (even when DIY-recipes say you can).

6 products you should never clean your natural stone with (even when DIY-recipes say you can).

Natural stone is a wonderful investment because of its durability but unfortunately, it’s not indestructible. Using harmful products or overlooking maintenance might risk damaging your beautiful stone.  

Although the internet is full of DIY-cleaning products recipes, we advise you to click away as fast as you canWhat are some products to avoid? 

  • Vinegar
  • Bleach
  • Lemon
  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Baking soda  
  • Acetone

Depending on the density of the stone these products might break down your sealers, or even worse, etch or burn your natural stone. It is important to use cleaning products that have the right pH level, 7 neutral. Luckily there are some products on the market that are safe to use. We advise using the products by Rob Parker’s Best. They have been scientifically developed to address the care and maintenance of all stone.  

At Stoneworld we care about the afterlife of the products you buy from us. Like you, we want it to look great for years to come. If you have any questions about stone care, do not hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to help.  

Interested in more tips on how to clean your stone? Read more here. 


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How to Clean a Natural Stone Floor?

Using the right stone floor cleaner will seriously help keeping your stone floor looking great!

If you are lucky enough to have a home with stone floors, or if you are about to install them you are very fortunate.  They are a serious lifetime purchase, as they will outlive you!  The natural qualities of your stone floor will develop over the years as the surface takes on its own patina, through wear.

Our customers are advised at the outset how to get the best from their new stone floor.  We advise that new stone floors should be sealed with Rob Parkers Best Colour Enhancing Sealer, then regularly cleaned with Rob Parkers Best Floor Cleaner. If you start right, its easy to clean your stone floor and keep it gleaming.

Some owners of existing stone floors have reached out to us because they are failing to keep their stone floors looking as good as they should.  They report that their floors have gone dull, and nothing they do seems to improve the floor. Some feel they would rather take them up and replace with something less demanding. When we advise our clean and care regimen they fall in love with their stone floors again! It is possible to rejuvenate an old stone floor using the right products.

We can advise you how to clean a stone floor.

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Sometimes blooming occurs around new paving joints.  This is usually due to inexperience in using this type of product.

The blooming is a temporary state, and will disappear with weathering.  However, sometimes this is not a satisfactory solution

Find out how to remove blooming from around new pointing joints here

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