FLOOR needs to be guarded carefully to keep it functional and give it a gracious look. A type of floor that has become highly sought after is granite. There are different things to do to keep it in top form.
Granite floor adds a sturdy elegance to the home, but it is also practical. It is naturally anti-bacterial and easy to clean and maintain. Granite is the ideal material for kitchens, entryways and bathrooms. The beauty of the stone, coupled with its remarkable durability also makes it an ideal surface treatment for countertops and tabletops.
Care of granite floors
Frequent sweeping is the easiest way to protect flooring surfaces. Soil is abrasive and it can get ground into and scratch stone. Use a broom with a bristle that matches the surface, a soft broom for smooth finishes and medium soft for textured surfaces. Damp mopping with water picks up microscopic abrasive soils and potential staining agents. This is recommended for most smooth surfaces on a regular basis.
General tips for all floors
Use quality doormats outside each entrance to the home to prevent dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil and asphalt from being tracked onto the floor. Take special precaution when moving heavy objects.
Never slide or roll heavy objects across the floor without adequate protection. Some objects may be too heavy to be moved across a hard surface floor under any circumstances.
Close curtains or blinds where extreme sunlight hits the floor. A combination of heat and sunlight causes most solid surface flooring to fade or discolour.
For increased crush and dent resistance, support furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors or wide-bearing leg bases or rollers. When using metal protectors, ensure they are rustproof.