cleaning natural stone surfaces

Natural stone is a beautiful addition to enhance a home’s surfaces and typically can be a significant investment.  If you have installed granite, marble, or quartz surfaces for your home, you need to know how to keep them clean and looking great for years to come. It’s important to know that cleaning with certain products can be more damaging over time than beneficial, especially those that contain scented oils such as lemon or orange in particular.

However, it’s not the daily cleaning that concerns most homeowners consider, rather it’s that nasty circle left on the marble countertop from a bottle of red wine from last night’s party, or maybe that stubborn yellow turmeric stain that never seems to go away. Even beauty products can leave residue stains on bathroom countertops. With so many sneaky ways your stone surfaces can become stained, it’s important to be aware of the different stone types and how to clean them. Our free Guide to Cleaning Stone Surfaces will help you in that moment of panic when your pretty counter is marred by an unrelenting discoloration. 

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VP, Architect, hpd architecture + interiors
Laura Davis is a Texas and Colorado registered architect and interior designer, and a co-founder of hpd architecture + interiors. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, retail, and historical projects, Laura’s heart lies with her specialty in Historic Preservation. She loves to revitalize older properties, cherishing their character and the stories they hold. Her true passion lies in understanding her clients deeply, uncovering their desires and motivations, and crafting designs that turn houses into cherished homes.