Maintaining Natural stone surfaces clean

What you should always aim to do:

  1. Use coasters every time when placing the glass on the surface and be extra careful of liquor citrus juices. Many meals containing acidic foods can cause damage to the stone surface and dull its appearance.
  2. Any spills should be blotted-up immediately.
  3. Clean your natural stone frequently with some warm water. Make sure to use a non-abrasive cloth, sponge or mop. Otherwise, you will ruin the surface by leaving scratches.
  4. Use a recommended neutral cleaner with formulas especially for natural stone. A good alternative is a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent, it is not that strong of a cleaner but it cannot harm the stone texture or colour. Additionally it will help you pull soil; simple dusting or wet cloths can leave behind.
  5. Thoroughly wash the stained area and dry the surface from any damp residue after you have finished cleaning.
  6. Protect the flooring areas with a non-slip mat or area rug and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats.
  7. Does use felt pads beneath the furniture in areas where you move it around a lot. It can cause to both the furniture and the floor. A good example would be the dining table chairs since they area you are constantly moving them when standing and sitting.
  8. Use mats or trivets under hot dishes to avoid leaving discoloured stains on the surface.
  9. A dust free kitchen area countertops and vanities area always appreciated.
  10. This can avoid water damage and build-up by simply drying up the area after cleaning with any sort of liquid detergent after every wash.

 

What you should always avoid doing tips for Monster Cleaning Battersea:

  1. Using cleansers that contain acid such as a bathroom cleaner, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners. They will discolour the stone area and get rid of the shine.
  2. Using vinegar, lemon or other cleaners containing acids on marble. This applies for any onyx, limestone, and travertine surfaces as well.
  3. Using powder cleansers, or cream cleansers, mildew removers or disinfectants, or abrasive nylon pads. They will etch the surface easily.
  4. Using abrasive cleaners like smooth or dry ones.
  5. NEVER combine bleach and ammonia; this combo produces a toxic and lethal vapours.
  6. Avoid using general-purpose cleaners since they are intended for use one other materials than stone and may harm the area, and diminish the effectiveness of your sealer.
  7. Wood and cork furniture protectors can cause impossible to clean stains spots.
  8. Never leave steel objects for a long time on rock surfaces. That applies most commonly in the bathrooms. Rust stains area very tough to deal with and can easily be avoided.

 

Keep in mind:

Cleaning stone surfaces can be tricky and using seemingly harmless homemade solutions can be very tempting, especially when you cannot spare a budget for cleaning. However, you should definitely consider a few things.

Some of the best carpets you can buy for your room

carpetCarpets are something much more than flooring materials. They are a sign of status. There is a very long tradition in carpet manufacture all around the world – one dating back to thousands of years ago.

Carpets have many advantages over other flooring solutions, including but not limited to:

  • Comfort
  • Variety of options in terms of materials, fibers, decorations and manufacturing techniques
  • Carpet cleaning is easier than you might expect

Now, let’s have  a look at some of the biggest and best reputed companies specializing in making carpets.

Anki

 

Anki is a popular Finnish company that has been established in 1968. They make carpets following the long tradition of the Nordic countries in the field. All raw materials that are used in the process are a hundred percent natural, with linen being the key ingredient – just like the traditional Nordic carpets of the past. Anki’s products are durable, beautiful, eco-friendly and easily accessible.

Cavalier Corporation Limited

 

Cavalier is a New Zealand based company that has one specialty – the production of woolen carpets. It is one of the most substantial businesses in the country as of today. Since the foundation of the company in 1984, they have managed to reach revenues of 247 million New Zealand Dollars in 2009 alone.  Carpets produced by Cavalier Corporation are divided into several distinct brands, including but not limited to Cavalier Bremworth, Bremworth Collection, Habitat Collection, Cavalier Commercial, Soho Collection, Norman Ellison Carpets and Flashbac(TM). They differ in texture, design and other aspects, and as you can guess there is something up to every taste.

Kraus Flooring

 

Here we are talking about one of the biggest flooring companies operating on the territory of North America. The company’s headquarters are to be found in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The company is named after its founder  Michael Kraus.  With over 900 employees, it is also one of the largest private businesses in Canada at the present moment. Their carpets can be found in stores all over the country, as well as in the United States.

Lhasa Carpet Factory

 

The Lhasa Carpet Factory is located near the campus of the Tibet University in Lhasa, which is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The factory specializes in the production of traditional Tibetan rugs. They are exported worldwide and are really well regarded by specialists in the industry. The annual output of the factory is some 30 000 miles of rugs, which is impressive when considering the scale of the operation, which employees some 300 people in total. Tibetan rugs are known for being very durable. The craft of rug weaving is an ancient one for the territory of Tibet, which is by the way one of the first places in the world where chemical dye was used – that took place in the 1870s.

Tai Ping Carpets

 

Tai Ping Carpets is the leading carpet manufacturer of Hong Kong. The company has impressive showrooms in cities such as Paris and New York. The company was established in 1956 and specializes in the production of hand-tufted, pass-tufted, Axminster, hand-knotted and wool carpet tile products.