Do's and Don't's for Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone flooring gives us the aesthetic appeal that we crave in our homes! It can last a lifetime when given the proper treatment and care, and there are definitely things we have to watch out for. Below, you’ll find a list of Do’s and Don’t’s for caring for your natural stone flooring, and we hope this basic guide is helpful! Follow these guidelines and you’ll be good to go!




One of the most common questions regarding sealing tile and natural stone is “Do we need it?” Yes, absolutely! Do seal your natural stone flooring upon installation. Furthermore, check with the manufacturer to see when the sealant should be refreshed.


Do vacuum or sweep on a regular basis to remove abrasive materials like dirt and sand from the flooring. It’ll save you a lot of trouble in the long run, and help maintain that flawless appearance your flooring had upon installation.




Don’t use abrasive cleaning tools to remove dirt and grime from your natural stone flooring. Abrasive cleaning tools could be steel wool, microfiber scrub pads, or scrapers. Avoid all of these entirely!


Don’t use ammonia-based cleaners. They’re dangerous to the flooring’s surface; we certainly don’t want any harm done while cleaning!


Don’t use cleaning products that contain lemon juice, or vinegar. They tend to dull the surface of your natural stone flooring!


We get it- life is busy, and it can be difficult to not only keep up a regular cleaning routine, but also to clean our flooring properly. That’s where The Steam Team comes in. We have over a decade of experience caring for not only natural stone flooring but also tile and grout, carpeting, hardwood flooring and more! No task is too complicated or too daunting for The Steam Team. Give us a call today.