How do I remove a stain from stone flooring?
You should always check your manufacturer's recommendations first. Some stains can be drawn out with a method called ‘poulticing' which uses a reducing agent to draw the stain into a cloth.
How do I clean and maintain my stone flooring?
Keep abrasive materials off of polished floors to maintain their shine by using outdoor mats and indoor rugs. Once damaged, the only way to restore the shine is to regrind the stone floor and re-polish it. Use a dust mop to pick up dirt and debris rather than a beater brush vacuum. You should use a neutral cleanser recommended by the manufacturer with a wet mop or a wet/dry vacuum from time to time. Outdoor stone can often be power-washed. Attend to any spills immediately to prevent damage to the floor. You should reseal your stone flooring from time to time to keep pores closed. Never use any chemical or acidic products on your stone floor. Check with your manufacturer for the best care regimem.
Do you have any suggestions for maintaining stone flooring installed in a shower stall?
Clean your shower stalls daily with a solution recommended by the manufacturer. Address any mildew in the grout lines or soap scum immediately with a cleanser recommended for natural stone.