There is nothing quite as beautiful as natural stone pavers and natural stone pool coping. They can make any space look luxurious. But it’s important to care for them appropriately after having them installed in your home. The good news is that natural stone maintenance is fairly simple.
Sealing Your Stone
Should you seal your natural stone pavers or not? This will depend on the stone of your choice. Some stones will need sealing. The process itself will not only protect it against water absorption, discoloration, and staining, but will bring out the stone beauty. An extra perk: Sealing the stone often cuts down on maintenance time.
The more frequently you clean your natural stone pavers, the less you have to do to keep them beautiful. You will want to adjust your cleaning frequency according to your patio use and also to the season. In fall you’ll need to sweep often to prevent leaves from staining the stone. If you use your pool deck often, any spills should also be cleaned up immediately.
The Cleaning Process
Cleaning your natural pavers is simple: The first thing you want to do is dry mop or sweep the natural stone. You do not want to use harsh cleaners so you should use a pH-balanced neutral cleaner and warm water instead. You can also use a sponge mop or a regular sponge to scrub the pavers. A cloth might be used if necessary. You can finish it off by rinsing the pavers and letting them air dry.
Strong acid or alkaline substances can damage the pavers. With that in mind, you want to clean any drink or food spills right away to avoid stains.
Are you ready to add stone pavers to your landscape or pool? If so, StoneHardscapes can assist you. You can learn more about the products we offer by visiting StoneHardscapes.com.