Cleaning and Sealing flagstone floors is better left in the hands of natural stone sealing  professionals. Unsealed flagstone surfaces exposed to water for long periods of time can cause excess moisture to penetrate the flagstone causing surface cracks and sometimes irreversible damage. Excess water penetration can cause disintegration of the rock also known as pitting, when this happens chips star to appear and flaking begins to occur on the surface. In either case the best precaution is to seal the flagstone with the proper sealing solution.

There are many sealers and sealing solutions in the market these days specializing in flagstone. At StoneShine, we are rated the #1 natural stone cleaning company in Los Angeles & Orange County. We also serve the Inland Empire, Palm Springs, San Fernando & San Diego.

“A proper maintenance program for flagstone floors in your home will ensure its longevity as well as the key to a nice and vibrant look.”

A strong stripping solution must be use for removing dirt and grime from flagstone floors. This solution is safe and sometimes coupled with pressure washing depending on the condition of the flagstone maybe use as an alternative to a not so damaged surface. Covering and protecting surrounding areas to avoid unwanted falling debris elsewhere.

Sealing flagstone floors is better left in the hands of natural stone sealing  professionals. Unsealed flagstone surfaces exposed to water for long periods of time can cause excess moisture to penetrate the flagstone causing surface cracks and sometimes irreversible damage. Excess water penetration can cause disintegration of the rock also known as pitting, when this happens chips star to appear and flaking begins to occur on the surface. In either case the best precaution is to seal the flagstone with the proper sealing solution. There are many sealers and sealing solutions in the market these days specializing in flagstone. At StoneShine, we are rated the #1 natural stone cleaning company in Los Angeles & Orange County. We also serve the Inland Empire, Palm Springs, San Fernando & San Diego.

“Having a proper sealing care maintenance program for flagstone floors in your home will ensure its longevity as well as the key to a nice and vibrant look.”

The best way to avoid stains, etching and peeling on the surface of the flagstone floor is simply sealing. A good flagstone sealer is crucial. Keep in mind that sealers will not completely prevent stains & etching from occurring, they act as retarders though and it gives the home owner enough time to pick up the spill or wipe the mess.

Its good common practice to clean spills immediately after, you do this by blotting the spill as opposed to wiping it, as wiping it will only spread it therefore spreading the damage. It is also good to seal the flagstone surface after it’s been cleaned. Sealers will keep most moisture & foreign substances from penetrating the stone  as easily as opposed to without it. Keep in mind that natural stone sealers are not the ultimate protection against stains.

ATTENTION: natural stone sealers do not give you full protection against to oils and acid spills, therefore it can’t be guaranteed that the natural stone surface will not get damage again if it is misused or uncared for after it is sealed. we can recommend a few tips, give us a call!

“When sealing flagstone floors use only products which are VOC compliant to avoid poisoning from airborne exposure or other issues when you come in contact with the flagstone surface.” 

Look for manufacturer’s instructions in the back of the product specifically indicating that is safe to use on natural stone surfaces. When sealing granite use only products which are VOC compliant. These type of sealers will penetrate into the granite and protect the natural stone from within rather than creating and outside layer. We recommend spraying the sealer on the floor or countertop surface with a spray bottle and then    using a squeegee to spread the sealer around before wiping off any excess.

“Having the proper care &  maintenance program for the slate can save you lots of money in maintenance expenses”

Apply warm water over a soft clean sponge ringing out any excess water until the sponge is barely damp. Gently wipe the slate surface and dry it with a clean soft cloth. If the granite surface is extremely dirty then gently cleaning with a damp sponge is not sufficient, call one of our offices and schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.

“trying to fix these problems yourself without the proper skill & know-how can spread the damage.”

The best way to avoid stains and etching on slate is simply sealing your slate showers, floors and countertops. A good slate sealer is crucial to avoid stains & etching. keep in mind that sealers will not completely prevent stains & etching from occurring, they act as retarders to prevent the staining from occurring immediately after contact.

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