How to do daily cleaning and maintenance of marble and granite

Marble and granite are two kinds of natural stone of different materials. The main component of marble is calcium carbonate, which is characterized by soft material, easy to wear and easy to penetrate. The main component of granite is silica, which has higher hardness and different materials. The two precautions for cleaning and cleaning are also inconsistent.

First, marble cleaning and maintenance precautions:

1. Marble is not resistant to acid and alkali. Juices such as juice, coffee, tea, cola, etc. with mild acidity and alkalinity can corrode the stone surface. Therefore, once found, it should be wiped clean for the first time and cleaned with water. Neutral detergents should be used as much as possible for daily cleaning.

2. Marble stone is soft, low hardness, not wear-resistant, sand and metal hard objects can scratch the stone surface, and clean the stone surface in time.

3. Because of the material of marble, if the water stays on the stone surface for too long, the stone will absorb some water. If it can’t dry out in time, the stone will appear yellow, white, mildew and other diseases. Once the stone has lesions, it will be treated. It will be difficult, especially for light-colored marble. When cleaning and maintenance, the water consumption should be reduced as much as possible. The water and detergent should be cleaned in time, and the stone should be kept dry.

4. Regular daily routine hardening treatment (1-2 times / month).

5. Regularly do waterproof and oil-proof maintenance (1-2 times/month).

Second, granite cleaning and maintenance precautions:

1. Granite is more resistant to acid and alkali than marble, so use a weak acid cleaner when cleaning.

2. Granite is harder than marble and has good wear resistance.

3. Granite is dense and water-absorbent, making it easy to form water spots at the seams of stone. Moreover, it is not easy to dry and it is difficult to eradicate. Therefore, when cleaning and maintenance, use as little water as possible, even if it is used, it should be quickly sucked dry.

4. Granite has strong oil absorption and tries to prevent oil pollution.

5. Pay attention to slip.

6. Daily crystal hardening treatment (3-6 times/month).

7. Regularly do waterproof and oil-proof maintenance (2-3 times/year).

Doing a good job of daily cleaning and maintenance of marble and granite is a common aspect of stone conservation. The above precautions can help you achieve better results in stone conservation.

How to design a good style tombstone?

When purchasing a gravestone, your monument dealer will show you a catalog with various styles and designs of gravestones. And you also can choose the tombstone from the catalog . or you can choose a personalized design.

Before deciding to buy the headstone, you can also think of a creative and unique design yourself. a custom tombstone design.

Many people usually consider to use rectangular, round, and decorative corners, cluster of flowers with green foliage on the corner. The flowers are carved at the top or center like roses, lilies, tulips, carnations, daisies, etc.


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The headstone designs also can represent specific hobbies and interests of the deceased . For example, you may use a guitar design on the headstone for a loved one who liked playing music. Other design like praying hands, angels, open book, bible, cross, doves, religious emblems,tear drop, teddy bear, angelic figure, etc.. These symbols are meaningful and traditional.

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In addition, you can choose many kinds of granite material color for a monument like black, blue, green, grey, multicolor and so on. Plus,you can also select a nice inscription or epitaph to be engraved on the monument.Sand-blasting is the most popular technique used for this purpose.

Custom tombstone

Customized tombstones are a consumer demand, and buying the right tombstones is a goal for consumers or buyers. In goal management, there is a criterion called smart principle, which refers to specific tasks, measurable, achievable, practical, and periodic timeliness. From these five points, it will not be difficult to make a set of tombstones. Now, there are often some individual consumers in the order of tombstones, there is no clear demand, this can be, that is also OK, but in the end the design is not good, waste both sides of the time, but also prone to misunderstanding. Therefore, when communicating with tombstone manufacturers, it is very necessary to clarify their needs clearly.



Customized tombstones of Hui’an must first know clearly what they want. Where is this set of tombstones used? Burial monument, burial headstone lawn monument, art funeraire, etc.If the buyer doesn’t know anything about it, the manufacturer can’t do anything to satisfy the customer, so it’s necessary to do some homework in advance. In fact, many consumers or purchasers do the same thing. They have a general idea of what they want, but only how to convey it to the manufacturer accurately.

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Custom gravestone need know the size of the tombstone. Some guests know what they want to do tombstone, but do not know the exact specifications they want, so often need to go to the cemetery measurement, know the size of the grave, manufacturers can give a certain reference suggestions and the type of the tombstone.

Customizing a tombstone can’t imagine what you want, and sometimes you have to consider the possibility of doing it. Some customers want to engrave hundreds of thousands of words on a set of uneven tablets, and no matter whether the manufacturer can engrave them or not, nobody can read them clearly. All unrealistic needs, manufacturers can not meet, so customized tombstones can communicate effectively with manufacturers to ensure that they can produce their own satisfactory tombstones.

Finally, consumers should be aware of the use of their tombstones, so as to communicate with manufacturers delivery date. Consumers who need tombstones should book in advance according to their use dates.

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Gravestone symbols

•What can you learn from a tombstone?

•Early tombstones were often flat, either upright on a block or in ground, plain rectangles for with a rounded top.

•There might be a date of birth and/or the age at the time of death. There might be further information about relationships within the family.


Hands are another frequently seen symbols that can have different meanings depending on their position. Two hands in prayer symbolize devotion. One hand may symbolize the hand of God.

One hand with one finger pointing up symbolizing the reward of the righteous or confirmation of life after death is seen quite frequently.

Clasped hands are another popular symbol. If the cuffs match it is a handshake of farewell to earthly existence . If the cuffs are male and female it indicates hands clasped in death as in life or eternal devotion.


Angels symbolize rebirth or a messenger of God, a guardian. They may be flying, young or sorrowful looking. They are seen on children’s and adult’s graves including very old stones and modern ones.




The cross symbolizes salvation. The Christian cross has one cross bar while the Eastern Orthodox has three, two straight and one at an angle. Celtic crosses have multiple carvings. Crosses may be combined with other symbols as is the one in our cemetery.

Celtic crosses headstone


Usually an open Bible, is a symbol of wisdom and also can be book shape headstone or book shape Memorial Plaque



Trees and Plants

•Flowers symbolize the brevity of life and sorrow. Certain flowers symbolize emotions. Lilies are a symbol of resurrection or purity. Roses indicate condolence or sorrow. Poppies are symbolic of sleep and therefore death.

•An ivy vine symbolizes abiding memory and friendship.

•The laurel branch symbolizes victory or glory.

Tree trunks with their cut-off limbs symbolize being cut off in the prime of life. There are very realistic stones with added carved symbols.




•The lamb symbolizes innocence, meekness and sacrifice and is used on children’s tombstones.

•Birds symbolize the soul. A flying bird symbolizes the flight of the soul back to God.

•Some people include a statue or carving of a favorite pet or some other animal they care about.