How To Clean Saturnia Floors Better Than Your Neighbor June 10 2016, 1 Comment

A Clean Saturnia Floor has it's Rewards

Cleaning is one of those thankless jobs, that most people only notice when it hasn't been done.

There's no one way to go about tidying up your home, but whether you choose to hire someone else to do it, keep on top of things each day yourself, or save all your chores for the weekend, the reward is the same: a clean orderly space that smells fresh and looks inviting.

Thanks to gravity, it's always better to clean your home from the top down, but try not to run out of steam when you get to the bottom.

While they may not be at eye level, your floors play a big part in the overall cleanliness of your home and are deserving of the same attention you give to your countertops or appliances.

Each time you enter your home you bring some of the outside world in on your shoes including dirt, germs, bacteria and pet waste, which, in addition to being unhealthy also contribute to the look and integrity of your natural stone flooring.

A regular maintenance routine with the right products will leave you with a clean saturnia floor that will be the envy of the neighborhood, help protect your investment, and enhance the look and feel of your home.

A How-To Guide to a Clean Saturnia Floor

How-To: Clean

  1. Purchase a no-rinse, streak-free, neutral floor cleaner, designed for use on a variety of flooring surfaces, so that it can work for you throughout your entire home.
  2. Dilute the product according to label directions.
  3. Submerge your non-abrasive mop of choice in to the solution and wring it out.
  4. Damp mop the entire surface area, and allow your clean saturnia floor to air dry before using.

How-To: Deep Clean

  1. Heavily soiled or stained tile or grout requires a more intensive cleaner; source out a product that is formulated for use on natural stone and dilute according to label directions.
  2. Submerge your non-abrasive mop of choice in to the solution and wring it out.
  3. Apply the solution liberally to the heavily soiled area.
  4. Allow the cleaner to stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Using a non-abrasive sponge or brush, agitate the surface, adding additional cleaning solution if necessary, taking care not to mar the stone.
  6. Remove the soiled solution with your mop or a soft sponge.
  7. Rinse the area well with clean water.
  8. Repeat the cleaning, removal and rinsing process as needed.

How-To: Enhance and Seal

  1. Once you have a clean saturnia floor, keep it that way longer through sealing, while bringing out the natural beauty of the stone.
  2. Choose a combination color enhancer/sealer for your unpolished saturnia tiles, or a premium stone sealer for highly polished stone.
  3. Shake the product well.
  4. Protect nearby surfaces not to be treated.
  5. Use only on clean, dry floors.
  6. Work in sections, to apply the product using a low pressure sprayer, paint pad, roller or brush, until the area is covered, taking care to prevent pooling.
  7. Allow the enhancer/sealer or premium stone sealer to stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Buff dry with a clean, dry towel.
  9. If a second coat is needed, allow the first to dry thoroughly before reapplying.
  10. For best results avoid foot traffic, staining or soiling for 48 hours; product will be cured completely in 72 hours.

How-To: Maintain Your Clean Saturnia Floor

  1. Repeat the sealing process every 6 to 12 months as needed.
  2. Wipe up spills as they happen.
  3. Place mats at all entrances and encourage family and guests to remove their shoes at the door.
  4. Sweep or vacuum high traffic areas daily, using a soft bristled broom or vacuum head.
  5. Establish a consistent cleaning routine.
  6. Use products developed by industry experts.
  7. Damp mop several times a week to avoid stains and build up, which can be hard to remove.

From regular, daily cleaning methods to the more intensive cleaning and repairs, we can guide you through the process for your natural stone surfaces. For help diagnosing the condition of your stone and deciding what products you need, download our free DIY Stone Cleaning Checklist below. You can also send me an email with any questions you have at kevin@marblekareproducts.com or contact us at 561-994-4668 for help.