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Stone Care

Whether you’ve recently had new kitchen counters, bathroom tops or flooring installed, all the materials selected are both practical and beautiful. Most natural stones are considered very low maintenance, but not maintenance free. The natural stone installed in your home or office is an investment that will give your many years of use. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful for years to come. Proper attention to simple maintenance will ensure your stone surfaces will stay beautiful!

Ask an AM Project Manager about our cleaners and preservers.

Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning which follow the guidelines set by The Marble Institute of America and will help maintain the showroom quality of your natural stone.


General Practices

bullet Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap or mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Avoid using too much cleaner/soap as it will leave a film and cause steaks.

bullet Rinse the surfaces thoroughly after washing and dry with a clean soft cloth.

bullet Do NOT use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone.

bullet Do NOT use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Food Preparation Areas

The stone has had a penetrating sealer applied by the installers and it should be resealed every 12-18 months.

bullet To clean your counter use warm water and a neutral ph cleaner.

bullet Never use acid based cleaners, chemicals or abrasives on your stone.

bullet For best results avoid cutting directly on the countertop. Sand dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness.

kitchen area

Bath and Other Wet Areas

bullet Soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use.

bullet To remove soap scum use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (1/2 cup of ammonia to 1 gallon of water).

bullet Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.

bullet Vanity tops should have a penetrating sealer applied. A good quality marble wax can be applied to minimize water spotting.

bathroom area

Floor Surfaces

bullet Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop.

Building floor


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