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Kits to Care For and Maintain Your Natural Stone

Your natural stone is an investment that you no doubt treasure and want to protect in the right way and with the proper care and maintenance. That's why we have put together a variety of stone care kits for marble and stone maintenance kits for granite.

Care Kits For Granite

Although granite is a hard material and is very durable, it is also porous. The pores in a slab of granite will absorb liquids and other substances that have a thin consistency. If the substance or liquid has pigment (is colored), then it can get into the pores of your beautiful granite countertop or vanity and cause discoloration that you would like to remove. If that happens, the color will need to be "drawn out" of the stone. Keeping up with the maintenance of your granite surface can make it easier to remove these stains. Our granite stone care kits are configured to help you care for and maintain your precious natural stone.

Lustro Italiano Granite Cleaner and Polish Kit
Stone Cleaner and Polishing Kit

As with anything that is of substantial value, the amount of effort you spend maintaining it will have a direct impact on how well it performs and how long it lasts. Additionally, you regularly maintain virtually all your furnishings in your home and your granite or marble surfaces are one of your most noticed furnishings to your guests. We have made it extremely easy to maintain your natural stone investment as part of your normal house cleaning or home maintenance routine by providing a kit that can help you to reseal your granite stone as you clean. This kit comes with stone cleaner and stone polish these two products help to protect your granite or marble surfaces. The cleaner is free of any thing that will breakdown the sealer that should already be on your stone and the polish contains a small amount of the sealer so that as you use it once or twice monthly, it replenishes any sealer that your stone may have lost.

Care Kits For Marble

Like granite, marble is a valuable natural stone that needs to be maintained and cared for regularly. It also has pores that will absorb substances and stain. You can make your marble more resistant to stains by regularly caring for it with a maintenance routine that takes minimal effort and our marble stone care kits are designed to make your maintenance program as easy as we can make it.

Although marble is like granite in some ways, in others it is very different. For example, marble is made up of different minerals than its 'harder cousin' and being a softer stone with sensitivities to acidic substances, it is susceptible to other marring. Etching is perhaps the most common problem other than staining when it comes to marble. That means that your marble needs to be protected against stains and etching. We have marble stone care kits that are made for caring for and protecting marble stones.

Lustro Italiano Marble Etch Remover Kit
Marble Etch Remover Kit

As mentioned earlier, marble is susceptible to etching. An etch is a totally different issue than a stain. An etch in marble is a reaction to a specific mineral in the stone. This reaction is cause by acidic substances that are very common in household liquids and even in foods. Because this is a reaction that happens when acid comes in contact with the stone, the longer that the substance sits, the more damage it will do. In these cases, the solution is the marble etch remover kit. This kit comes with everything you need to care for your marble on a regular basis along with an 8 oz. container of etch remover. The etch remover is nice to have on hand because of the time sensitivity associated with cleaning up after an acidic spill etches your marble surface. The regular maintenance of your marble will also make it more resistant to etching, although it will not make any stone etch proof.

Maintenance Kits for Granite and Marble

Because of what we have discussed regarding the porosity of both marble and granite, you will need to take steps to maintain a protective barrier so that your stone is not as susceptible to stains (granite and marble), or etching (marble). To help you with your ongoing maintenance, we have constructed a granite and marble stone maintenance kits.

Lustro Italiano Professional Reseal Kit
Professional Counter Top Reseal Kit

When granite and marble slabs are cut from the earth, they are in their most vulnerable state - unsealed. Once your slab is installed, it needs to be initially sealed in order to protect it from the things we have been discussing. However, to maintain the seal, it is recommended that you reseal granite or marble yearly, because the sealer wears down over time. Our granite and marble reseal kit was made specifically for these scenarios. If you have a new unsealed marble or granite product that needs sealing or you just want to perform your yearly sealing along with a regular protection maintenance routine of cleaning and polishing, this is the kit you will need to have on hand.

Lustro Italiano Stone Cleaner and Polishing Kit
Stone Cleaner and Polishing Kit

As with anything that is of substantial value, the amount of effort you spend maintaining it will have a direct impact on how well it performs and how long it lasts. Additionally, you regularly maintain virtually all your furnishings in your home and your granite or marble surfaces are one of your most noticed furnishings to your guests. We have made it extremely easy to maintain your investment as part of your normal house cleaning or home maintenance routine by providing a kit that can help you to reseal your marble or granite stone as you clean.