Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dr. Drew Likes Stone Cleaning Tips from Our Friends at The Steam Team

I have been thinking about the work done by our friends at The Steam Team in Austin, TX, see  They have some great tips, by the way, regarding kitchen tile cleaning austin.  Tricia and I love the look of stone in our home. We remodeled our kitchen with a beautiful copper and purplish slate that makes us happy we are alive everytime we look at it. Nevertheless, caring for stone in the home can be a challenge that requires professional help.  (The YouTube video above gives you a glimpse of the slate in our own home.)

As we have learned from our own experience natural stone cleaning requires a careful sensitivity to the variety of stone surfaces including our beloved slate, terrazo, granite, travertine and flagstone.

The slate we have in our house has a low absorption rate. Nevertheless, because it has a high content of clay it can develop efflorescence easily. Tricia and I actually enjoy the efflorescence effect. According to the folks at The Steam Team, the application of a good quality silicone impregnator sealer can protect the stone.

One of the things that I think is most cool about careful attention to the cleaning of slate is that your can also tint the color of the sealer to create a unique and beautiful look for the stone. As a big fan of The Steam Team, I understanding that cleaning your stonework is both an art and a science.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

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