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Maintenance knowledge of marble and granite slabs natural stone
Aug 31,2020

Maintenance knowledge of marble and granite slabs natural stone

By Andrew Smith



       Granite slabs natural stone is igneous rock, the main component is silica, which is characterized by tightly arranged pores and high hardness. Granite is resistant to acid and alkali, weathering, and is generally used for outdoor exterior wall decoration. Because the density of granite is relatively large, the water absorption is small, so when protecting it, you should use a protective agent with good permeability. Normally, it is enough to protect it once. When cleaning and maintaining, use as little water as possible, but even water should be able to dry quickly.

       When granite is cured, it should be pre-treated with a penetrating protective agent. If it is under normal conditions, it can be cleaned with a neutral or weak acid cleaning agent. If the surface of the dark granite slabs natural stone is not obviously dirty, it is necessary to use a cleaning agent to treat it properly, otherwise it will affect its color effect and cause the surface to become dull.

Granite slabs natural stone
      The main components of marble are calcite and calcium carbonate, which are characterized by hardness, acid and alkali resistance, and weather resistance is a little worse than granite slabs natural stone, but you must pay special attention to it when curing. Because its pore arrangement is larger than that of granite slabs natural stone, it will be more absorbent. If the stagnant water stays on the stone surface for too long, it will absorb part of the water, but if it can’t be dried out in time, it may cause lesions, so it will be more troublesome to clean up.

       If juice, coffee and other liquids with slight acidity and alkalinity can cause damage to the marble, if there is any spillage, you need to wipe it off immediately, and then rinse it with water. For example, some white marbles should be paid special attention. Try to use neutral detergent for daily cleaning.

      On the ground where people frequently walk, marble floor tiles need to be protected with protective agents. Before the marble is put into use, it is necessary to use a permeable waterproof and oil-proof protective agent for pre-protection, and it is best to protect it twice, so that the effect is better.

      If you encounter a dark Cartier gray marble with obvious scratches, the color of the scratches is white, you need to be extra careful and careful to protect and maintain. If necessary, choose a professional stone maintenance company to polish it.

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