It is important to remember that stone is a natural element, and as with all natural elements, requires care with use. Also, different stones have different densities; some stones, like marble, are quite strong and dense, while others, like limestone,
are much more porous. For this reason, stone should always be sealed before use to maintain its quality and appearance. Depending on use, some areas may even require regular cleaning and sealing. To clean your stone, always use pH balanced soaps. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as these can damage your surfaces.
Remember also to use a licensed contractor for installation and care to ensure your stone is in professional hands.