You love that neat and chic look of your natural stone flooring without concern what color or design patterns it may have. Just because stone is durable and long lasting doesn't mean that it doesn’t require regular maintenance.
You cannot use the cleaners which are designed for ceramic tiles. Use the wrong maintenance product and you could damage, stain or dull the stone. Vacuum and dust mop the stone surface, at least once a week. You don't want that dust to collect on its surface because it can cause scratches. Use neutral cleaners that don't have acid. Never use vinegar in any solution, even if it is highly diluted.
Choose a cleaner recommended by the installer. Use a mop or sponge to apply it as per instructions. The solution will have to be allowed to sit for a specific time before being agitated with a sponge and mopped up and buffed dry.
Use a spray-buff based wax-type finish that is made especially for stone surfaces and applies it every time you clean the floor. If you have more traffic, you can reapply it more often.
You should never neglect your stone floor for long. If there is some corner, especially those under heavy furniture that have not been cleaned for long, you will have to use some special methods to remove all the dirt and grime. This will require using a heavy-duty cleaner which has very low percentage of organic compounds. Such cleaning products are made to deep clean stone without causing any damages.
If you have stains on your otherwise shiny stone floor, use stone poultice to remove them. This non-acidic, fine powder can remove oil stains that may have entered deep into the stone’s surface. You can use it on both polished and unpolished stone.
These methods can help you keep that expensive stone flooring always looking like you have installed them yesterday.