Maintenance Care Range
Despite what is claimed by some suppliers and installers, there is no such thing as maintenance free paving. All paving needs a little attention to keep it in good condition. By choosing Global Stone you have started with the very best, so the maintenance requirements will be lesser than those of the cheaper offerings.
The simplest maintenance is brushing. Regular sweeping will remove detritus before it has a chance to stain or damage the paving. Where stains have occurred, there are many products available claiming to be the perfect cleaning solution. Care is required as some of these cleaning products, which are based on, or include hydrochloric acid, can damage the paving surface and make worse the existing stain, or create a new stain. Most stains can be removed with a mild soap and hot water.
While hosing down a paved area every few weeks is unlikely to do any long-term damage to natural paving, power washers can cause damage. The force of the water exploits any minor cracks or weaknesses and blasts out loose stone or slightly weak jointing. While they can rejuvenate tired, dirty paving, regular use will often do more harm than good. If you find that your paving gets dirty very quickly consider using a quality sealant to protect it rather than abrade the surface on a weekly basis with a power washer.
We are pleased to partner with Azpects who provide a range ranging of products for treating your natural stone which include organic and ecological products aimed at a range of maintenance issues such as algae, moss and blackspot.
Thanks to its great hardness and weather-resistance, porcelain paving tiles can be cleaned with almost any detergent. However, we recommend simply using a mild detergent and a water jet. For greater convenience and to avoid potential limescale deposits forming, we recommend facilitating drainage with a rubber brush. Read more about our recommendations here.
An effortless way to remove algae, mould and lichen from paths and patios.DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
An organic blend that removes salt stains from new brickwork and paving to give long lasting results.DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
An easy to use ecological stain remover, designed for the removal of cement residue, scale, oxidisation and atmospheric contamination from your patio and driveway.DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
A fast, clean and effective way of cleaning and rejuvenating paths, patios and decking.DOWNLOAD DATASHEET
A cleaner formulated to remove lichen (Black & White Spot) which not only removes contamination but also revives and invigorates scale, oxidisation and atmospheric contamination from your patio and driveway.DOWNLOAD DATASHEET