We recommend that you regularly clean your natural stone with a mild dish detergent or stone cleaner. After each use, wipe dry with a soft cloth. Do not allow mineral deposits such as iron, salt, lime, or soap to build up. Refrain from using acidic household cleaners, wipes with harsh chemicals, or abrasives, as these can damage the stone. To remove stains, use a standard stone and tile stain remover. For more difficult stains, apply a liquid poultice cleaning product directly to the stain.
Because stone is porous, it is important to protect against harmful substances. Seal the stone using a heavy-duty stone sealer. To retain the natural shine, reseal once or twice per year.
One of the distinctive characteristics of natural stone are voids, or gaps, in the surface of the stone. To fill any unwanted voids, use a stone filler. Stone filler products are available in various colors to match the color of your stone.
For more information about removing stains from stone, including homemade cleaning methods, check out our Natural Ways to Remove Stains informational guide.