A home is a place of delicacy and elegance. All of the house owners and members of the house want a house that is comforting, functional, classy, and creates a bold statement in the mind of the viewers. The game of interior decor and design has made its mark, and now everyone spends a fortune to have an elegant and aesthetic interior decor in the place.
We all are now familiar with minimalist decor, bohemian decor, classy decor, etc. no matter what the decor is, every design has a specific corner for stones and delicate yet sturdy marbles, granites, and other natural stones. The use of natural stones in house decors adds to the beauty and richness.
As usual, these natural stones are distinctive and have different properties, it is a very crucial task to maintain these stones in their original forms. As these stones have complex properties, most house owners fail to understand the maintenance process of these stones, and in the end, the stone loses its actual glamour. It is of utmost importance to understand the properties of the stones used in the home and the maintenance process. In this article, we will create a mini-guide for you about what NOT to do to your stone surfaces, keep reading!
Limestone, Travertine, Marble
Limestones, travertines, and marbles are stones that come into the category of calcareous stones. All of these stones have calcium carbonate present in their formation and structure. We all know the disastrous reaction of acidic substances and calcium carbonate.
The acidic substances such as lime juice, vinegar, wine, etc can leave a rough mark on the surfaces of calcareous stones. These marks are known as etch marks. And these etch marks can only be removed with the process of stone restoration.
Granite And Quartzite
The main elements in the composition of granites are crystals and minerals, these components are responsible for making granite extremely dense and hard. It comes into the category of volcanic stone and silica or silicates are matters of composition. The high rate of abrasion resistance makes granite to be etched and scratch resistant. The maintenance of granite is the basic polishing service.
Talking along the lines of Quartzite it comes under the category of metamorphic rock and is very hard. Quartzite originated from sandstone. It is one of the most strong and durable natural rocks. Make sure to seal these rocks, even though they have a high abrasion rate etch, dullness can occur over a period of time. Make sure to repair these surfaces as soon as possible.
Quartz And Porcelain
Both of these stones are man-manufactured materials. They exhibit the same finish and qualities as natural stones. But both of these stones chip and scratch more easily. Quartz is prone to etching.
Make sure to keep the following basic properties of natural stones in mind. Keep the maintenance checklist on board and always seek the professional assistance for maintenance.