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Bathroom Stone Sink Cleaning Tips

A new look or a refreshing look from the classic look of vanities, bathroom stone sink has been a popular choice. While it is more expensive than ceramic vessel and glass sinks, its effect that seems to enliven the most common bathroom to a very stylish and classy one. Also, the sturdiness of a bathroom stone sink is way better than those of the conventional sinks.

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Some of the well-liked types of stone sinks are the following and some tips in cleaning each are included.

  • Marble Stone Sinks are those with the most attractive stone surfaces. This is one of the most expensive stone sinks, however since the durability of marble is of high quality (plus a nicely polished marble stone sink looks amazing), this is one of those that are highly demanded.
    Use a mild soap solution only when cleaning a marble stone sink. It’s beautiful shone will be damaged when cleaned using a solution with acidic content.
    The sink should be cleaned and dried well. This should be done often to avoid the forming of water stains.
  • Granite Stone Sinks are also expensive because of its well-known quality of durability. These are known for being extremely heavy-duty. These are also stain defiant.
    The cleaning solution perfect for a granite sink is a regular dishwashing liquid. Regular cleaning of these sinks is recommended in order to prevent hard water deposits.
  • Limestone Sinks have sturdy surfaces. While limestone is not a scarce stone, it is still abundant because of its weight. Just like in granite sinks, choose a limestone sink that is sealed because they can be damaged and stained easily.
    Never use a cleaning agent or solution that is acidic, limestone is very sensitive to acidic solutions. Regularly clean and dry these types of sinks.
  • Soapstone Sinks are popular for the physical qualities they possess. Soapstone is a soft stone and has that soapy feel, as the name suggests. It also has that smooth and delicate finish.
    A mils soap solution is recommended in cleaning soapstone sinks.
    Regular application of mineral oil is also highly advised in keeping one looking new.

The following are some other tips in cleaning a bathroom stone sink.

  • A stone cleaner with a neutral pH is recommended.
  • Do not directly apply the cleaner to the sink. Wet the sink surface first. This way, the cleaning solution will soak with the water and not seep (and dry) into the material that might eventually become a reason to a stone sink’ later damages.
  • Poultice can be used in removing the stains and is safe to use on stone sinks. The stains will absorb it. After applying poultice, use a saran wrap and cover it. Tape it down, and let it be for 24 hours. Remove the saran wrap after, and let the poultice dry. Once it is dry, the stain will be absorbed and be thus removed. Scrape off the poultice when it is dry. Use a mild soap solution or the one that is recommended depending on the type of stone sink to remove any residue.

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