Some off-white marbles in some home improvement stones have obvious water spots and rust spots, and the color becomes dull, and even yellows after waxing. Excessive water absorption, encountering acid and alkali, and waxing will cause marble “lesions”. How should the natural stone be maintained to keep it bright?
For many mid-to-high-end decorations, the use of stone has become a fashion. However, natural stone, like solid wood floors, breathes through “pores”, so it is easy to absorb water or penetrate into pollution through water dissolution. If the stone absorbs too much water, it will cause various “pathological changes”, such as cracking, floating, yellowing, water spots, rust spots, white flowers, fog, and other problems.
All-natural stones are afraid of acid and alkali, so when cleaning at home, it is best to use a relatively dry rag and mop to clean these stones, and some cleaning agents with unknown pH, it is best not to use. It is also not recommended to hire a part-timer for waxing. As far as I know, there are many kinds of waxes on the market, such as water-based wax, oil-based wax, acrylic wax, etc. However, these waxes basically contain acid and alkali substances, which will not only block the capillary pores of the stone but also stain with dust to form a wax scale, causing the yellowing of the stone surface.
Marble floors, many owners like to cover one of them with carpets or debris. In the long run, it will also have a bad effect on the stone. The stone is always covered with the carpet, and the moisture cannot be volatilized through the “capillary pores”, and the stone will cause “pathological” problems due to excessive moisture and increased water content. If you must lay carpet and pile up debris, remember to change the position frequently and keep it dry and clean.
In-home life, oil, tea, coffee, cola, soy sauce, ink, etc., if dripped onto the surface of the stone, will easily penetrate into the interior of the stone along the capillary pores, forming stains that are difficult to remove. Once there is dirt on the stone, it must be removed immediately to prevent it from seeping into the interior. When cleaning regularly, choose a special protective agent for stone, or ask a professional company for polishing.
Bathrooms are best avoided using natural stone. Due to the high amount of water vapor in the bathroom, the surface of natural stone can easily become dull in such an environment and produce a cloud-like circle of white stains. In addition, chemicals such as soap and shampoo can also contaminate the stone surface, making them rough and dull.