Why should we be concerned with the pH of cleaners for natural stone | LATICRETE Conversations
Knowing the pH level of the cleaners will allow you to know if it will strip the sealers or etch the stone.
Acidic cleaners are less than 7 on the pH scale. They are used to help control and remove mineral deposits, cement grout and mortar haze, efflorescence, and surface rust.
Product Recommendation: STONETECH® Restore would be the ideal acidic grout cleaner for this type of deposit removal
Neutral or gentle cleaners are 7 or close to 7 on the pH scale. These cleaners are used for maintenance and daily cleaning routines.
Product Recommendations: Cleaners like STONETECH Stone &Tile Cleaner, STONETECH Revitalizer and quartz cleaner and porcelain tile options like STONETECH Quartz & Tile Cleaner
Alkaline cleaners are between 7-14 on the pH Scale. The cleaners are for heavy duty or restorative cleaning, alkaline removal or reduce heavy soiling caused by oils, greases, fats, waxes, heavy surface soiling.
Product Recommendations: STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner (a great slate cleaner plus can be used on natural stone, tile, masonry and grout) and STONETECH® DeepKlenz™ Cleaner
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