Patio Care: How To Clean Flagstone

Patio Care: How To Clean Flagstone

So far in 2019, the deck and patio industry has a total revenue of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.

There’s nothing quite like a flagstone patio to help make the most of your outdoor space. They’re ideal if you’ve got a pool as they keep cool in hot weather and stand up to water well.

If you’ve got a beautiful flagstone patio, you’ll want to take good care of it. We’re here to help with that.

Read on to learn how to clean flagstone and keep your patio looking great all year round.

Brush

Flagstone is perfect for poolside patios but too much standing water can cause mineral build up and hasten weathering.

Use a squeegee to brush any standing water from your flagstones. By keeping your patio free of too much water, you will help keep it clean and healthy. Prevention is always better than a cure.

Sweep

Water isn’t the only thing that can impact on your flagstone.

Dirt, dust, and other debris can lead to long-term stains. Use a stiff broom to remove any surface debris from your flagstones on a regular basis. This should minimize the risk of there being any permanent stains.

Spot Clean

If you don’t manage to sweep it as regularly as you’d like, you may end up with some noticeable stains.

Tackle these by spraying bleach onto the affected areas. Scrub the stain with a stiff brush, being careful not to be too vigorous. Rinse off the stain immediately. 

Make sure you take care that the bleach does not come into contact with any of your grass or plants.

General Clean

Once you’ve removed any standing water, debris, and long-lasting stains, it’s time to give your flagstone a general clean.

Make sure you choose a stone cleaning solution that has a neutral pH. For best results, use a mop and bucket to ensure you cover the whole surface. But if you’re pushed for time, a low-pressure sprayer will work. 

Rinse the flagstones well with a hose once you’re done and make sure to remove any standing water.

Seal

For best results, treat your flagstone with a sealer.

This will help to repel excess water and reduce the risk of staining. Be certain that you choose a sealer that is suitable for flagstone. You don’t want something that will completely seal your patio as your stone still needs to breathe.

Now You Know How to Clean Flagstone

You’ve learned how to clean flagstone. Now get some for your pool or patio.

Here at Texas Fiberglass Pools Inc, not only do we provide great pool resurfacing and repair services. We also create stunning custom flagstone patios for our clients. Flagstone is the perfect stone to use around your pool and as you have learned, fairly simple to keep clean.

If you would like to know more about the services that we offer then please do get in touch.

By |2019-05-03T14:32:31+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Pool Care|0 Comments

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