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Stone Care Guide

To maintain the showroom quality of your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, hearths or accent areas of your natural stone products, Bell Stone Co., Inc. is providing you with some general guidelines for basic maintenance.

Most natural stones are considered very low maintenance, but not maintenance-free. Unless the stone is sealed and maintained properly, some staining may occur.

bulletClean up spills immediately. Acid-based spills such as lemon juice, orange juice, etc. tend to "eat" through sealant.
bulletDo not cut directly on countertops.
bulletUse coasters to prevent temporary darkening of the stone and blot up spills up as they happen.
bulletUse warm water or neutral PH cleanser. Never use an acid-based cleanser, chemicals or abrasive on your stone.
bulletAvoid waxing the stone surface since wax attracts and holds dirt.
bulletAvoid soaps because they leave a dulling film.

Bell Stone uses an impregnating sealer, formulated and designed for natural stone and other porous surfaces. This sealer penetrates into the "pores" of the stone, protecting it from staining and, at the same time, allowing vapor transmission. Because it is a penetrate and not a surface coating, the stone remains its natural look and feel. The sealer will not "fill in" any pits, divots or fissures in the stone surface. The stone further benefits from the sealer by: resisting stains, oils and grease, acting as a water repellent, maintaining beauty, strengthening the surface, inhibiting growth of mildew and mold, and assisting in maintenance.

Although the sealer requires a 24-hour "cure" time, it will feel dry to the touch after 45 minutes. For BEST results, the area should be kept free from staining materials for a full 72 hours. This procedure should protect your natural stone for approximately 24 to 36 months, depending on use and stone matrix. If you see dark spots on your stone after the sealer is applied, do not be alarmed. It is only moisture and it will evaporate.

To assist you in retaining the quality and condition of your investment, Bell Stone offers our Keep It Beautiful Program which includes cleansers and preservers which are available for purchase. These products are designed specifically for natural stone. These products are environmentally friendly as they do not contain any harsh acids, alkalis, phosphates, or chlorides. They are biodegradable, non-toxic and non-corrosive.

Proper attention to simple maintenance and care will ensure your investment stays the beautiful work of nature you purchased. Check out our products now!

 

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Bell Stone offers a Keep it Beautiful Program which includes cleansers and preservers to maintain the natural beauty of your stone purchase. These products are environmentally-friendly as they do not contain any harsh acids, alkalis, phosphates, or chlorides. They are biodegradable, non-toxic and non-corrosive.