From granite to limestone to marble, add natural beauty to your space. With an endless variety of textures, colors and patterns, you can get the unique look you want with the durability you love with natural stone. Natural stone requires a different maintenance routine than traditional, man-made ceramic tile. Many of the cleaners acceptable for use on ceramic tile can stain, damage or dull stone. Dirt and dust will scratch the surface of stone. Therefore, stone floors should be vacuumed or dust mopped frequently to remove abrasive agents from the stone surface. Natural stone should be cleaned with neutral cleaners. Stone cleaners should never contain acid or bleach. Acids will etch and eventually damage natural stone. Only use cleaners specifically designed for cleaning stone. Once the stone has been cleaned, you can periodically apply a spray-buff wax-type floor finish to enhance the beauty and luster of polished stone (including countertops).