Once the investment in beautiful natural stone flooring or counters are made, you need to invest in appropriate maintenance supplies. Taking care of your natural stone fixtures will help them last longer and maintain their beautiful appearance for years to come. Here are five products you should strongly consider investing in if you want to ensure that your luxurious marble continues to be an asset to your home. Available from Nalboor, you can trust that these are high-quality products that are completely safe to use on your elegant marble surfaces.
Protection from Moisture
Marble is a porous stone. This isn’t a problem in many applications, but it can become an issue if you’ve installed marble floor in the bathroom or chosen a marble countertop. Marble surfaces around the exterior of a property are at the highest risk for damage from water intrusion.The problem with water getting into the marble isn’t the water itself. The problem is the debris and dirt that travels into the stone along with the water. As the water evaporates, these contaminants are left behind to stain the surface. If the temperature drops below freezing, the expanding water can result in cracks. This is why Nalboor offers 511 Penetrating Sealers. Most interior applications can use the traditional 511 treatment to keep water out of the stones, but exterior stones should be protected with the H2O penetrating sealer. This is made specifically for high-moisture areas like patios and bathrooms.As a contractor, it’s wise to seal all marble surfaces before customers take possession of the project. The sealer keeps water out to prevent both damage and stains. Clients will appreciate knowing that you’ve taken this extra step. Minimizing the risk of damage now also reduces your warranty and service calls later, and that helps you protect your profit levels.
Enhancing the Colors
Marble can start to look a little dull with time, or it may be that you need to give the color a boost for visual appeal. The 511 Sealer and Enhancer from Nalboor is made for a range of natural stones, including ceramic tile, granite, limestone and marble. This product brings out the natural color on polished stones and even tumbled finishes. Homeowners choose this product when they want to make their floors look like new again. It’s also a great choice for builders who want to draw more attention to high-end marble fixtures. The finish lasts three to five years, and it’s an easy way to ensure that potential buyers take note of the marble vanity in a bathroom or the luxurious marble accents around the hardwood floor. When you take the time to install marble in a model home or a client’s custom house, you want to make sure that it looks as impressive as possible.Available from Nalboor, the color enhancer is available by the pint, quart, gallon or pail. A little does go a long way, and a gallon will cover up to 400 square meters. The containers can be resealed, so contractors can invest in larger sizes for greater cost control in the future. In addition to bringing out the color, this product also seals the stone for protection from water and stains.
Homeowners don’t want their families to fall and get hurt, so it’s smart to put an anti-slip treatment down on marble floors. Commercial businesses must invest in this type of protection to limit their own liability and keep customers safe. As a contractor, it’s also a smart investment for all of your model homes. The non-slip coating won’t affect how the stones look, but it provides just enough traction to avoid stones becoming slippery when wet.In addition to applying this protective coating in model properties, contractors can also protect themselves by using it in bathrooms and around pool decks. Explain to your clients that the anti-slip coating was used for their protection and encourage them to have the floor recoated annually to make the floors safer. Your clients will feel great knowing that you’re looking out for their best interests, and you’ll avoid complaints of marble floors being too slick. In addition to providing more traction, this product also seals and protects the marble for greater longevity.
The Right Cleaner
Any home that has marble in it should also have an appropriate cleaner. Specially formulated cleaners are designed to effectively clean stones without dulling the surface or scratching the finish. The 511 Tile & Stone Cleaner from Nalboor is easy to use and safe enough for regular use. It has no odor and features low VOCs. Perfect for interior use, it’s also a great choice for exterior use.This cleaner can easily be used by most homeowners to clean up spills on marble floors and counters. As a contractor, you can make an impression on your customers by providing them with a bottle of Tile & Stone Cleaner if they’ve chosen any marble fixtures. However, you also want to have this product on hand for your own cleaning crews. Contractors know how dirty it is to build a home or business. Construction shoes aren’t taken off, and you’ll have workers going across marble floors as they install finishing touches and accessories. Have this cleaner on hand to address foot prints, tracked in dirt and the dust that comes along with every construction project.
Serious Cleaner for Serious Stains
No matter how careful you are, there may come a point when a serious stain mars your beautiful marble surface. The Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Cleaner from Nalboor is also highly effective on natural stones like marble. This cleaner is what you need to reach for if you’re dealing with scuff marks, soap scum, grease and other stubborn stains. However, it’s also gentle enough to use for everyday cleaning. There are no harsh chemicals, and it’s the perfect choice for marble shower walls and other areas that tend to get very dirty.Whether you’re buying maintenance products for the marble in your own home or for your construction business, you want to invest in quality cleaners and sealers. Nalboor offers products that are highly effective as well as affordable. With these products, you can avoid stains, protect your tiles from damage and keep your marble looking incredible. Contact us today through our online form. You may also call us at (305) 501-4548 to speak to one of our professionals.