Daily maintenance will consist of dry dust mopping using a clean rayon mop. Regular damp mopping will also be required. This must be carried out using a good quality stone soap alternated with just fresh water. It is important that soap residue doesn’t build up on the surface of the stone. Spills should be wiped promptly to prevent staining or etching. Acid based chemicals used for household cleaning can damage the surface of limestone and other calcite stones on contact. Similar damage from acid based foods and beverages can be avoided if not left to dwell.
Professional regular maintenance will be required to maintain its honed or polished appearance. Our opinion is that limestone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however many people insist on a high shine finish. Some low calcite limestone can be extremely difficult to polish and therefore vitrification would be required. Vitrification however is only a short term solution and can give the stone an unnatural plastic appearance if repeated too often.