Do's and Don'ts
A quick guide to the care and maintenance of your stone.


  • Do reseal your natural stone annually.
  • Do use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
  • Do use trivets or mats under hot dishes or cookware.
  • Do use place mats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that may scratch your stone.
  • Do use a cutting board when slicing bread, meats or veggies.
  • Do dust countertops, islands, vanities and floors frequently with a soft, clean, lint-free mop or cloth.
  • Do use a separate mop or cloth for your stone. Change water often as you clean or mop.


  • Don’t use wet or dry abrasive cleaners or soft cleansers.
  • Don’t use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general purpose cleaners.
  • Don’t use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone.
  • Don’t wait to clean up spills. Wipe up immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
  • Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners. Check the labels for acid content.
  • Don’t use floor wax on your natural stone. If you want your stone to shine, have your stone professionally polished.
  • Don’t stand on your stone countertop.