Natural Stone Care

Intended Use

When it comes to natural stone care, one of the most important things you can do to minimize and simplify your stone maintenance is to make sure that you select the right stone and the right finish for your intended application.

If an improperly selected stone is installed or the wrong finish is chosen, you might be unhappy in the future with the extra care, repair and maintenance.

Onyx Floor

For Example: Are you thinking about using Onyx for your kitchen countertops? Your natural stone care and repair could be an absolute nightmare!

The reason? Onyx is a little more delicate, susceptible to etching, and a softer stone which scratches.

Onyx Marble is beautiful but best used in low traffic areas. Contact with it should be more infrequent than in a heavily used kitchen area.

If your kitchen is used very little, onyx might be perfect for you.

Maybe you decide that you really like how soapstone looks when it's wet. You're not much for maintenance... applying an oil every week to your tops? Probably not going to happen.

Soapstone Countertop

Soapstone is most likely not the right stone for your countertops either. You need to love the look of natural soapstone or be willing to oil it.

It's a great countertop material... just might not be a great one for you.

Think about using a dark granite... maybe something like Cosmic Black or even a honed black granite. If you don't like the matte finish, apply a color enhancer.

Granite is a pretty safe material for all different lifestyles. Your kitchen countertops are considered a high traffic area and you definitely don't want to tip toe around your kitchen countertops. They are meant to be used!

How Do You Care For Granite Countertops And Natural Stone?

Natural stone and granite care isn't complicated. Stone care is a little knowledge and a lot of common sense. Here are THREE important BUT EASY stone care TIPS:

Once you've selected your stone and it's installed, take care of it.

Add Shine

Erase Scratches

Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

Get Rid of
Mold & Mildew
Repair Etch Marks

Etch Marks


You'll find More Help Choosing The Right Stone Below.

  • Which natural stones are the best stones?
    Is limestone, granite, or marble right for your project?

  • Not sure which stone is the perfect stone for your project?
    Here's where you'll find a little more basic stone information.

  • The surface finish you choose will affect the look and feel of your room and also the maintenance of your stone.

Stone Slabs Santa Cecilia Soapstone Countertop Granite Countertops

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