Care advice for limestone and marble
Soap is good for both man and nature. Over time limestone and marble form the substance lime soap, together with the soap. Lime soap provides a natural and strong protection.
A newly laid stone surface is saturated with soap and water to provide a protective impregnation. Dose 1 dl of soap to 10 liters of water at the first two cleanings. Then clean the floor with normal dosing according to the instructions. A surface that is supersaturated, when the soap remains as a film, can become a little flammable and slippery. Then scrub once more with water only.
Stone impregnation is a little more expensive, but a more effective method to use to protect the natural stone from stains. Some stone impregnations can change the appearance of the stone. It usually gets a little darker. We therefore recommend Fila W68, an impregnation adapted to natural stone which means that the stone is protected and at the same time retains its original appearance. In addition, you can apply it when the stone is still damp. Be sure to follow the product instructions.
Note! We recommend that you always use stone impregnation as a protection method on brushed and diamond-milled stone surfaces.
Only use soap or Allrent together with water when cleaning your stone. Dose according to the instructions. Always avoid acidic cleaners (pH value below 7), as these can damage the stone.
As a first step: try to soak up the stain with kitchen paper or a cloth. Then process with a damp cloth and water. Afterwards a solution of water and soap is used, alternatively water and Allrent. Always work from the outside and towards the center of the stain to avoid spreading the stain.
Oil, makeup and similar stains
Grease and oil stains should be washed away as soon as possible to prevent it from penetrating the stone. The stains are dried with paper and then washed with solvent. Then wipe clean with kitchen paper or cloth. Solvents that can be used are white spirit, thinner and turpentine. Finally, rinse with soap or Allrent mixed with water.
Rubber, glue, wax and markers
Remove as much as possible mechanically, by carefully scraping with a knife or similar. Then wash off the stain with solvent (thinner, white spirit or turpentine). Finally, clean the stone with soap and water or Allrent.
Scratches and damage from acids
A scratch on the floor does not need to be fixed. It wears out over time and adds a beautiful patina to the stone. Acids from soap and shampoo residues or from food and drink can cause burns to the stone. If damage occurs, you can carefully sand the damage by hand with a fine diamond sanding block, steel wool or nylon cloth.
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