You may need to apply some pressure to reach into all of the stone’s imperfections. It may take up to 24 hours for the stone to fully dry. A dry mop pad (or more than one) can be used if you are cleaning a lannon stone floor.
If you are cleaning in an enclosed space, it may speed up the drying process if you open up a few windows or turn on a fan. Test the stone with a damp meter. It’s important to ensure that you get all of the moisture off of the stone to prevent the growth of mold.
You can apply a device called a damp meter to the surface of the stone and it will tell you if any moisture remains. If you get a reading showing a high moisture percentage, continue to dry out the stone with a fan or additional towels.
Use a buffing machine to make floors shiny. You can rent these from a hardware store or buy a handheld version. Put a fresh burnishing cloth on the machine and go over the stone in small circles.
Generally, the only fluid that you’ll need is a small squirt of water to help the pad slide over the stone’s surface. However, make sure to keep the PSI (water pressure) on the lowest setting or you could chip away or etch the stone.