Carbonated Solutions of Las Vegas, limestone cleaning, sealing, and polishing company in Las Vegas NV. Limestone in Las Vegas and Henderson NV, is a popular choice for floors, showers, tub decks, vanities and countertops. The use of limestone in the kitchen and bathroom, is not as hard or dense as granite. Like many stone products, limestone can be etched from acidic liquids, such as coffee, juice and cleaning with harsh and abrasive cleaners. Severe limestone acid etching can only be repaired by a professional. Sealing your limestone helps guard against etching and staining. Let the professionals at Carbonated Solutions give you a free written estimate and teach you how to properly maintain your limestone, ensuring it lasts as long as you live in your home.
Limestone Cleaning and Care Steps
- Remove dirt, sand and particles that could scratch the limestone. A canister vacuum, handheld vacuum, or sweeping is preferable to pushing an upright across floors, because the wheels can scratch the limestone with repeated use. Living in a desert like Las Vegas Nevada, cleaning your limestone should be professionally cleaned and sealed at least once every one to three years.
- Dry dust mop limestone or wipe down limestone counter tops with a soft cloth to remove any leftover particles that could scratch the tile. Take care not to press too hard into the limestone tile, so you don’t push small rocks and dirt into the natural stone.
2. Wet mop using a traditional mop and bucket or soft flat mop?
- Manufacturers recommend cleaning limestone using a neutral Ph stone cleaner. Neutral Ph cleaners do not contain any ingredients that could remove the sealant or damage the limestone. Dilute the neutral Ph limestone cleaner according to the manufacturers directions. Home stores and stone dealers sell stone cleaner made for limestone, travertine or marble. We are an authorized Dupont StoneTech distributor for the Las Vegas valley and always have products available for purchase.
- If you choose another type of limestone cleaner, it shouldn’t contain harsh chemicals. Mix a very small amount with warm water.
- When using a traditional mops such as cotton string mops or sponge mops. Make sure to change the mop water frequently. Failure to do so can result in just spreading the dirt around. The use of a microfiber dust mop and a neutral Ph limestone cleaner can make limestone maintenance and care easier for you.
3. Remove moisture with a dry mop or soft towel (air drying may leave streaks on the limestone).
- Take care not to use abrasive materials or harsh cleaners. Cleaning your limestone with these cleaning agents may scratch or etch the stone removing the luster of your travertine.
4. Call a professional Las Vegas limestone cleaner if you aren’t seeing results.
- Carbonated Solutions of Las Vegas professionals perform limestone cleaning, sealing, polishing or restoration to bring back limestone to its original finish. Our limestone cleaning and natural stone cleaning experts in Las Vegas provide free in home estimates.
Limestone Cleaning Products
Carbonated Solutions of Las Vegas is an authorized distributor of DuPont™ StoneTech®. DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional stone, tile and masonry care products are innovative, easy-to-use solutions to protect and preserve stone against the damaging effects of everyday living. With a complete line of products to protect, clean and transform stone surfaces, we help ensure the beauty of natural stone and tile countertops, floors, showers and vanities for generations to come. Refer to our Quick Reference Guide for DuPont™ StoneTech Professional® products to help you decide which product is right for your application and surface. Most general purpose cleaners, acidic and alkaline solutions, abrasives, ammonia or bleach can break down the sealers and damage limestone surfaces.
Limestone is a stone that is used in flooring, countertops, showers and back splashes alot in Las Vegas. Your limestone is porous and can stain easily if the pores are not sealed with a penetrating sealer. This sealer will keep spills and splashes from soaking into the limestone. The porous nature of marble requires the stone to be cleaned and sealed every one to two years. Once natural stone is properly sealed, it’s protected from everyday spills. Instead of being absorbed into the stone, they will bead up on the surface. When cleaning and maintaining it’s equally important to use cleaners specially formulated for your limestone. Most general purpose cleaners, acidic and alkaline solutions, abrasives, ammonia or bleach can break down the sealer and damage natural stone surfaces. DuPont™ StoneTech’s heavy duty stone cleaners and natural stone sealants were carefully designed for natural stone, providing you with peace of mind.
- Acidic substances such as citrus, vinegar, wine and soda etch (or erode) limestone, so it is important that these spills get cleaned as soon as possible. It is also important to keep up with the maintenance on the sealing of your limestone surfaces because when the pores are sealed the acid stays on the surface longer and less etching occurs.
- Do not use a topical sealer. Topical sealers on your marble floors can scuff and come off. Also, the porous nature of the limestone can get air bubbles and attract dirt and oils. Penetrating sealers expand in the pores to become part of the limestone while protecting it.
Is there a need to polish my limestone? Limestone forms over thousands of years and contains patterns and colors that are a lovely addition to any home. Limestone tiles are utilized both in the floors of many homes as well as on countertops. This beautiful material works well in almost any room of the house. Due to the beautiful texture that is indicative of the natural stone coupled with the sheen that appears on nicely polished limestone.
If you have purchased a home that already had limestone tile installed or if you did not receive care and maintenance tips when your tile was installed, polishing the limestone can seem like a task fraught with danger. No one wants to damage such an important show piece in the home, but marble that has lost it’s polished luster definitely needs maintenance.
Over time, the polish of limestone tiles become worn and scratched from chairs, pets, dry particulate, and shoes. This leaves the limestone tiles looking dull and unsightly. Restoration and limestone polishing removes the scratches and leaves the floor with a renewed shine. Using special polishing pads with a buffing machine is like sanding down all the blemishes and resurfacing the limestone tiles. Because limestone tiles are consistently colored all the way through, there is no need to worry about damaging the surface. Maintenance polishing of your limestone should be done by a professional every 12-36 months depending on the amount of use in your home.