Patio Stone Maintenance Tips
Whether you purchased a home with a stone patio or upgraded your living space to include patio paving stones, they require a little maintenance to keep them looking their best. Whether you have granite, travertine, marble, or another type of natural stone, here are some top patio stone maintenance tips from Just Call Classic.
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Types of Patio Stone
There are several different types of patio stone, each with different needs and vulnerabilities. Let’s look at some of the most common types of patio stone.
Granite Patio Stone
Thanks to their durability, granite pavers are a popular choice for patios. While granite is a little more expensive than bluestone, granite has a vast variety of color choices, so you can truly customize your patio space.
Granite does great in all weather conditions, but we recommend sealing it regularly to help protect it.
Travertine Patio Stone
One of the most common indoor and outdoor natural stone choices in South Florida is travertine. You should have experts regularly clean your travertine pavers to help preserve their appearance, clean up spills and stains, and remove acid-rain damage.
Marble Patio Stone
While marble is more commonly used indoors, it’s also a luxurious choice for outdoor patio stone. Marble absolutely must be sealed to protect it from water damage.
Patio Stone Maintenance Tips
Here are the best patio stone maintenance tips from the expert technicians at Just Call Classic.
Use a Paver Sealer
You should use a paver sealer as soon as you have your pavers installed. The sealer helps protect your patio stones from the elements and helps prevent fading. If you didn’t use a patio stone sealer when you first had the pavers put in, you can still get them sealed after a good cleaning.
Sweep Pavers Weekly
It doesn’t take long for dirt and dust to build up on your patio stones, causing them to look dull and potentially causing them to break down over time. Sweeping them weekly helps keep them clean and protected.
Give Patio Stones a Rinse
You don’t necessarily need a power washer to get your stones looking their best. Often, a simple rinse with a mild detergent – like dish soap – is enough to clean your paving stones without damaging them or causing the colors to fade.
Replace Stained or Broken Pavers
You don’t need to redo the entire patio just because you have one or two stained or broken pavers. You may be able to replace individual paving stones without disturbing or damaging the surrounding pavers. This can help keep your patio looking new at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire thing.
Spot Clean Stone Stains
If you have just a few stains on your patio stones, you can tackle them with a mild detergent and a gentle deck brush. If that doesn’t work, Just Call Classic may be able to provide you with the deep scrubbing your patio needs.
Are you constantly pulling weeds from between your patio stones? Try killing them with an all-natural vinegar, salt, and dish soap solution. You may need to spray this solution on your weeds a handful of times to kill them, but it’s much safer for your kids and pets than commercial weed killers.
Use Polymeric Sand
All sand is not created equal. When it comes to holding your patio bricks together, polymeric sand does a much better job at keeping out ants and weeds than other types of sand.
Over time, grout really takes a beating. Repairing or replacing the grout between your patio stones can help keep your patio looking its best.
Keep a Regular Maintenance Schedule
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure. Spending a little bit of time every week on simple things like sweeping or rinsing your stones and pulling or spraying weeds, along with doing heavier maintenance at least once or twice a year can help keep your patio looking its best for years to come.
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Natural Stone Restoration and Other Services
Whether indoors or outdoors, Just Call Classic can clean, repair, maintain, or restore your natural stone surfaces. Some of the services we offer include:
With residential and commercial services, Just Call Classic can handle anything from bathroom marble polishing and restoration to bar and restaurant marble polishing and restoration to South Florida hotel marble restoration. No matter how much of what type of stone you have, we can clean, polish, maintain, or restore it.
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Make an Appointment for Patio Stone Maintenance Today
If you live in South Florida and need help with your patio stone maintenance, contact Just Call Classic, Inc., a family-owned, licensed, and insured natural stone restoration and polishing company. In business since 1997, we service Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.
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