Use a particular set of maintenance instructions to keep your stone coasters looking their best. You can maintain the natural beauty of stone without causing damage to the surface from identifying the stone and where it came from. For best results, check the manufacturer’s directions prior to using any cleaning products on natural stone.
Sandstone is just a porous substance that instantly soaks upward moisture and holds onto it until it evaporates. As it’s highly absorbent, liquids like tea, coffee, wine and fruit juices can cause stains if not flushed out immediately. Run under warm water and scrub lightly as soon as the staining material comes from contact with sandstone. A delicate alkaline cleanser containing a stone and tile cleaning product may be used if needed. Avoid using cleaners containing bleach because they might leakage and damage the surface.
Slate is harder and more durable than sandstone. Slate coasters are comparatively absorbent and are resistant to scratches and stains. Slate does not need as much upkeep as other stones and can be washed with warm water and a small quantity of a mild soap when cleaning is needed.
Marble requires extra maintenance, especially in regards in contact using an Poisonous liquid like juice or tomato sauce. Immediately wipe a marble coaster with a damp cloth if it comes in contact with a staining fluid. Use a marble-cleaning product to remove stains. Don’t use soap or chemical cleansers that are acidic in nature.