The popularity of natural stone floors, counter-tops, and ceramic tile floors continues to grow each year. These beautiful surfaces can be expensive, and it is important to understand the proper sealing and cleaning procedures needed to protect your investment and avoid damaging the surface.

It is also important to use the proper cleaning products on your stone or tile. General use cleaning products, ammonia, bleach, or acidic cleaners can damage stone and prematurely degrade your sealer. Even “natural” cleaning products like vinegar and lemon juice will damage certain stone surfaces and degrade your sealer prematurely. Always use a neutral pH tile or stone cleaning product. Our HMK® R159 is a special cleaner that removes dirt, lime scale deposits, urine stains, soap residue and light cement and grout smears from glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and brick products.