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Maintenance and Care of Wet Lay Installations: Ensuring Longevity

Your investment in beautiful Banas Stones surfaces, installed using the wet lay method, adds aesthetic and functional value to your property. It’s crucial to implement a robust maintenance and care routine. In this blog, Banas Stones will share valuable insights and tips on preserving your wet lay installations and protecting your investment.

Regular Cleaning: Routine cleaning is the cornerstone of wet lay installation maintenance. Remove debris, dirt, and dust using a broom, vacuum, or a gentle spray with a hose. This simple step prevents dirt from accumulating and causing surface damage.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals, acid-based cleaners, or high-pressure washers on your Banas Stones surfaces. These can damage the stones and degrade the grout, potentially leading to discoloration or erosion.

Sealing: Sealing your wet lay installations is crucial to enhance the stones’ resistance to stains, water, and general wear and tear. Regularly check the sealant’s condition and reapply it as needed, typically every 1-2 years.

Stain Management: Promptly address spills, especially those containing potentially staining substances like oil, wine, or acidic liquids. Dab the spill softly using a fresh cloth, rather than rubbing, to prevent further spreading.

Grout Maintenance: Inspect the grout lines regularly. Cracked or eroded grout can allow water to seep beneath the stones, potentially leading to displacement or damage. Repair or replace damaged grout as soon as possible.

Avoid Sharp Objects: Refrain from dragging or moving heavy or sharp objects directly on the Banas Stones surfaces. Use protective pads or boards to prevent scratches or chipping.

Remove Weeds and Moss: Keep an eye out for any weeds or moss growth between the stones. These can mar the appearance and exert pressure that may cause stones to shift or become loose.

Prevent Freezing Water Damage: If you live in an area with cold winters, be cautious when using de-icing agents like salt on your wet lay installations. These substances can harm the stones and grout. Opt for alternatives like sand to improve traction and prevent slipping.

Professional Maintenance: Consider having a professional inspect your wet lay installations periodically. They can identify issues that may not be apparent to the untrained eye and perform necessary repairs or maintenance.

Ensuring the durability and aesthetics of your Banas Stones wet lay installations requires diligent maintenance and care. By adhering to these instructions and being proactive, you can safeguard your investment, maintaining your surfaces’ timeless charm and functionality for years.

At Banas Stones, we’re committed to providing high-quality natural stone surfaces for your projects and are here to support you every step of the way. If you have questions or need further guidance on the maintenance and care of your wet lay installations, our experts are always available to assist you.