Today, the use of stone materials in the design and architecture of both the interior and the exterior of the house has gradually become a trend because it brings a modern and sophisticated beauty. Stone materials are often used as kitchen tables, dining tables, drinking tables or sinks.
The indicated advantage of this material is that there are many models and colors for users to choose from, the care is also easier, and it is less affected by weather factors than other materials.
Stone materials are often used as kitchen tables, dining tables, drinking tables or sinks. (Illustration)
However, in the process of use, it is also inevitable that your stone table or stone basin will be dirty, yellow stains will appear, causing unsightly to the overall space.
Many users have had to complain because they do not know how to handle this problem thoroughly. However, in fact, cleaning stone countertops and tubs is not as difficult as you think. From simple materials, easy to find at home or any supermarket, you can make your table, stone sink “clean, shiny” like new!
With natural stone face
Natural stone can be mentioned as Granite, quartz or marble. Their common characteristics are heat resistance, good waterproofing, rarely peeling or deformation like ceramic tiles.
Before cleaning, sweep and vacuum the stone surface. Natural stone is quite sensitive to dirt, just a small movement is enough to cause scratches.
Stains and yellow stains on the stone surface, especially light colored stones, cause unsightly space. (Illustration)
Many people think that vinegar can also be an effective cleaning method for natural stone surfaces, but this is completely wrong. Because vinegar contains acidic ingredients, it can damage the stone surface, making stains and yellow stains not only not go away but also become more serious.
The advice of experts is to use specialized cleaners such as dishwashing liquid, kitchen cleaner… Put them directly on the surface to be cleaned, then use a soft, damp cloth or dishwashing sponge to clean them. wipe.
Specialized cleaners have a neutral pH, helping to ensure the safety of the stone surface. Depending on the intensity / lightness of the stain, balance the amount and frequency of cleaning accordingly.
Do not use vinegar, but use specialized cleaning solutions and detergents to clean natural stone surfaces. (Illustration)
One more note, that is, as soon as you spill food or drink that is unhygienic for the stone surface, clean it immediately. Avoid leaving for a long time, the deeper and tighter the stain, the harder it is to handle. You also need to clean and polish the natural stone surface regularly and periodically so that they have the highest durability.
With artificial stone face
Compared with natural stone, the composition of artificial stone has more polymers and colorants, creating different veins.
To clean stains, especially dry, long-standing stains on artificial stone, you can take advantage of familiar, available ingredients at home such as toothpaste, alcohol or anti-inflammatory cream. sunny. How to make with each ingredient is extremely simple as follows:
The stains dry, stick for a long time, making it difficult to clean the stone surface. (Illustration)
Combine toothpaste with baking soda in a ratio of 1: 1, then apply this mixture on the spots with stains. After about 5-10 minutes, use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the mixture off in a spiral.
For long-lasting stains, do a few more times to treat thoroughly.
Use alcohol with a strong concentration, over 50% to remove stains. You can dab alcohol on a cotton ball or soft cloth and then wipe it several times over the stain.
If alcohol is not available, alcohol is also considered an effective substitute.
Using sunscreen to clean stains sounds ridiculous, but in reality, it has surprising results. However, you should only apply this method to small stains, otherwise it will be quite expensive because the cost of quality sunscreen is also quite expensive.
Apply a moderate amount of cream on the stains, wait for about 5-10 minutes, then use a soft cloth to wipe the cream away. At this time, the dirt will also follow the sunscreen away from the stone surface.
With natural stone surface, also Substances to avoid completely in cleaning to ensure the durability of the stone.
First is Acetone (found in nail polish remover), this substance is flammable and dangerous when used to clean kitchen countertops. Acetone can vaporize and fly on the ground, also because it is heavier than air, so if it is caught on fire when smoking or cooking, it can cause a fire. In addition, the acid in acetone can destroy the glossy paint on the surface of artificial stone.
Nail cleaner, also known as acetone, should not be used to clean artificial stone surfaces. (Illustration)
The second is strong bleach. The abrasiveness of strong bleaches is very high, which will damage the waterproof layer on the stone surface. Moreover, when using strong bleach to clean the dining table, stone kitchen table, food will be accidentally affected and dangerous to the health of the user.
Finally, do not be foolish but use toilet cleaning solutions to clean your home’s artificial stone countertops. In toilet cleaning solutions, there are extremely strong detergents, synthesized from inorganic acids. This makes them capable of good cleaning and eliminating bacteria in the toilet.
In toilet cleaning solutions, there are strong bleaching ingredients that can damage your stone surface. (Illustration)
However, if you use them for dining or kitchen tables, drinking tables, those ingredients will destroy the stone glaze, reducing the quality of the stone surface.
Some notes when using stone countertops to be durable:
– Do not cut or chop food directly on the stone surface
– Do not place hot objects on the stone surface without a heating pad
– Clean and sanitize the stone table regularly
– Avoid strong impact on the table