Restoring Your Natural Stone Flooring

Restoring your natural stone flooring might seem to be a difficult task, but it is something that you can do yourself. Ceramica and Stone have over four generations of expertise in natural stone flooring, and explain why restoring your stone floors is important, and how to go about it yourself.

Why is it Important to Restore Your Stone Flooring?

Natural stone flooring is an elegant addition to any home. With the variety of colours, textures and different types of stone available, natural stone is extremely versatile and can be used in all domestic and commercial applications. After many years of use, it is likely that your stone flooring will need to be restored back to its former lustre. As natural stone is porous, it can be damaged easily by liquids such as cleaning products, and acidic solutions like orange juice or vinegar can damage and stain the surface. High-traffic areas, such as entrance halls, can become significantly worn, dull and lifeless, so restoring your stone flooring is important to maintaining its natural beauty.

How to Restore Your Natural Stone Floor

Restoring your stone floor doesnt have to be expensive. You can restore your stone flooring yourself by following these simple steps:

Preparation. As with any DIY project, preparation is very important. Look over your flooring carefully and note any cracks or stains. Try to clean any stains away with water and a gentle stone cleaner, and gently brush cracks to remove any dirt worn into them. Hoover away any excess dirt.
Restoration. Fill in the cracks using a suitable grout that is the same colour as your natural stone, or as close to the same colour as possible. Press the mixture into the crack without overfilling. Use a damp cloth to clean away any excess grout and leave to set. An abrasive pad can be used with a natural stone cleaner to buff the surface of your natural stone floor to its original state.
Seal. Once your stone floors are restored, you should use a sealant to maintain it and protect it from further spillages and wear and tear.

Restoring your stone flooring can be a DIY project, though we do recommend that you seek professional advice if you are unsure about any part of the process.

At Ceramica and Stone, we can help you find the perfect flooring for your home, and you will also find all the products you need to maintain it. Our Easy Block Stone Sealer has been tested against the leading brands and is superior at preventing stains. We also have Easy Polish Top Dressing to polish your floors to their original elegance and beauty. If you maintain your stone floors with our high-quality products, you will see how low maintenance natural stone flooring is, as it only needs to be polished every 9-12 months.

If you would like to find out more about restoring your natural stone flooring, please call us on 01491 412455. Alternatively, you can contact via email at .