All the care and attention your granite flooring needs
Granite floor tiles can look fabulous. They are a striking addition to any space and are incredibly hard wearing, as well as high quality.
Properly cared for, a granite floor can last a lifetime but approach maintenance in the wrong way and you could quickly live to regret it. For this reason, it is usually a good idea to leave granite floor cleaning to the professionals.
The ‘don’ts’ of granite floor cleaning
Granite is a soft, porous stone. It has the capacity to be scratched and stained. Something as simple as pulling your vacuum cleaner across the surface of granite floor tiles can leave a mark.
So there is you first ‘don’t‘;
When it comes to granite floor cleaning, keep the vacuum in the cupboard and opt for a soft brush instead.
Anything rough and abrasive has the potential to mark your granite floor tiles, so never use any form of scourer, even if you spot a stain. It will only make the situation worse.
Also never use traditional floor cleaners on a granite floor. The best granite floor cleaners on the market and the only ones you can safely consider, are specialist products but it is still much safer to leave the job to a trained professional.
The best granite floor cleaner
We don’t like to blow our own trumpets but we happen to believe that the best granite floor cleaner isn’t a product at all – it’s a human being that is well trained and highly experienced.
Granite floor cleaning can be a tricky business. Some stains can’t be removed but others can, if approached in the right way.
Approached in the wrong way they will get much worse very quickly. We know the difference.
There are a number of measures you can put in place to protect your floor and make granite floor cleaning easier:
- Taking off shoes before you walk on the floor, combined with regular brushing, will minimise the build up of dirt, which has the potential to scratch
- Placing plant pots on rubber mats will limit the chances of scrapes and wet rings
- Using rugs under furniture will protect the floor still further
If you do find yourself with a scrape or a stain on your granite floor don’t panic. Contact us.
We will do what we can to remedy the situation and if there is anyone in Manchester capable of remedying the situation, we assure you it’s us!