How to Clean Limestone With a Steam Vapor

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How to Clean Limestone With a Steam Vapor
Proper maintenance will keep your limestone looking new. (limestone bricks background image by starush from Fotolia.com)

Limestone is a very long-lasting stone. It requires more maintenance than granite or marble, but some believe it gives their homes a more classical look than other stones. Limestone is a porous mineral and can accumulate dirt over time. With proper maintenance, however, you can keep your limestone looking new for years. Limestone is not recommended for high-traffic areas in your home due to its softer nature and its tendency to scratch more easily.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Vacuum, dust mop, or broom
  • Vapour steam cleaner
  • Large brush attachment
  • Nozzle brush attachment
  • Towel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove loose particles of dirt by vacuuming, using a dust mop or sweeping the surface of the limestone.

  2. 2

    Attach the large brush attachment to the vapour cleaner. Also attach a towel on the front clips only.

  3. 3

    Turn on the vapour cleaner. Use the large brush attachment to clean the entire surface. Flip the towel under the brush and go over a second time to finish the wipe.

  4. 4

    Remove the large brush and towel and attach the nozzle brush.

  5. 5

    Clean the grout with the nozzle brush. Draw the brush across the grout slowly to allow the steam to loosen the dirt.

  6. 6

    Wipe away the loosened dirt with a towel.

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