When it comes to choosing a material for your patio, natural stone is one of the most sought-after items on the market. Natural stones, such as granite and slate, are highly durable and long lasting, so they require minimal maintenance throughout the year. Although, you still need to inspect your patio and care for it regularly to maintain its appearance. Luckily, there are few simple ways to care for your natural stone patio.
Sweep and Spray
When caring for your natural stone patio, the first task you should complete is to sweep your structure thoroughly. You want to get rid of any leaves or debris that is on your patio especially during the fall. You want to make sure any dirt or debris doesn’t stain your patio, making cleaning more difficult. Once you have swept your patio, you want to rinse it down with a hose.
If you eat on your patio or have an outdoor kitchen, it is critical to remove any spills immediately. If you happen to have any stains on your patio, you need to remove them with mild dish soap and water. All you need to do is put the dish soap over the stain and rub over it with a scrub brush. Once the stain is gone, rinse over the area with a hose. If the dish soap fails to remove the stain, the use a solution containing a small amount of ammonia or bleach and water.
Make Sure It Is Sealed
One of the most effective ways to minimize maintenance of your patio is to seal the natural stone after installation. Sealing natural stone protects it from moisture and all of the elements. You will never have to worry about rain or snow damaging your natural stone patio.
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