Care and cleaning for natural stone floor medallion and wall coverings:
Natural stone flooring requires a higher level of cleaning than ceramic tile, due to the fact that sand and dirt will scratch the surface of stone. Natural stone floors should be swept , vacuumed or mopped frequently to remove sand or dirt from the stone surface.
Natural stone should be cleaned with only with neutral PH cleaners. Stone cleaners should never contain acid or bleach.
Natural Stone - New Installations
Sealing is highly recommended for newly installed stone medallions or wall coverings to provide maximum below surface stain protection.
Penetrating/impregnating stone sealers are a no-sheen, natural look sealer that can be water-based or solvent-based, good for interior and exterior applications. Most quality sealers of this type are rated to protect the stone for several years.
Always reference manufacturer's literature for specific information on the duration of the sealer's protection and make sure that the sealer is applied in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.