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post #1 of Old 01-07-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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what to use on marble tile?

I have an account that has some type of marble tile or whatever it's called. It's not some cheap tile, it's a black shiny tile.
Well I usually mop the the floors with neutral cleaner, but in this case a neutral cleaner leaves some kind of streaks on this particular tile. The bucket is clean and the mop is clean, so that's not the case. Also I wring the mop very good so it doesn't have excess water on it. But still after mopping I can see some streaks on the floor.
Did you guys have anything like that? What product should I use on the floor like that?
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The structure of marble can be easily ruined if you use the wrong cleaners. Avoid soaps and cleaners that contain acids and alkalies. These will etch the tile surfaces. Etched tiles spoil the beauty of your rooms. You should also avoid household products such as vinegar, lemon juice and ammonia. Other cleaners to avoid include bathroom, tile and grout cleaners. These contain abrasives that cause scratches on the tiles. In most cases, all that is needed is plain warm water.


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only natural products ! they are very sensitive to everything especially any type of acids
make your own cleaning solution
3 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of warm water



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Use only warm water on marble floors. The mild acid in vinegar damages marble surfaces. Wring out all excess moisture from your towel or mop. Immediately follow with a dry towel. Always dry marble floors, they spot easily.


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Use only warm water on marble floors. The mild acid in vinegar damages marble surfaces. Wring out all excess moisture from your towel or mop. Immediately follow with a dry towel. Always dry marble floors, they spot easily.


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Couldn't agree more...just warm water and that's it. Works on the ones that we do every time.
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Warm water is best way .
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There is simple Remedy to clan the marbles floor:-

While hot water is by far the best choice when you wipe a marble floor, where water is not sufficient to maintain the desired level of cleaning, is a small amount of ammonia added to water to make a very dilute solution. Similarly, neutral pH detergent rarely used in a detergent. Cleaning products for consumption must be avoided if you want to take care of your marble floors.
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Yes you do have to be careful what you use on marble. Many times water alone is not sufficient. There are many cleaners available for use on calcite stones like marble, limestone, travertine. This Old Grout Stone Prep is an excellent cleaner for soiled marble and is safe. Stone Care International makes some very good products also. MBstonecare has some great products.

Using just water will pick up some soil, but you are really just moving the soil around on the surface. Modernstonecare.com has a variety of products for use on stone.
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you can try with warm water and mineral oils works great

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511 makes a natural stone cleaner that's pretty good on travertine, marble and slate. i do agree about not wanting to head to extremes on either end of the ph scale.

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where can I find that stone cleaner of 511?

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While warm water is by far the best choice when mopping a marble floor, if water is not enough to get the desired level of cleanliness, a tiny amount of ammonia can be added to the water to make a very diluted solution. Likewise, neutral pH detergents can be used very sparingly as part of a cleaning solution. Consumer cleaning products should be avoided if you want to take care of your marble floors.
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The cleaner used to clean marble tiles must be neutral. More acidic or basic cleaners can harm the tiles. When tiles are cleaned with the help of acidic chemicals, they lose their shining after some times. Tiles can't be replaced every month. Hence one should replace the cleaner.

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nobody answered my question :(

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nobody answered my question :(
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what to use on marble

Any alkaline cleaner will work on any natural marble surface for cleaning except if the floor has been crystalized. Then the process changes, acids are only used as part of the polishing process, but even then must be properly neutralized so they don't affect the tiles.
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Marble tiles are very useful and very best thing to use. Best use of marble flooring is at the home and marble flooring is very good for home use. Marble flooring has to many different style and designs which makes our house looking more beautiful and attractive.
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I would suggest sweeping it everyday to start with. You don't want any sand/dirt to get trapped and be on the surface. Just using clear warm water works well. If you must use a real cleaner, use the mildest as possible. No harsh chemicals.
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511 makes a natural stone cleaner that's pretty good on travertine, marble and slate. i do agree about not wanting to head to extremes on either end of the ph scale.
I am with race on this, when cleaning marble it is important to not be extreme either side, especially because marble is often sealed (it is pretty porous without a seal) so you don't want to eat that protection off of the stone.
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I am curious how this ended up for you, shoot us a follow up when you are done with it. I have not done much marble sealing (mostly tile and grout and carpet cleaning around here) but I was just thinking of taking a stone class from my local supplier. We went in the other day and got the whole run down on penetrating sealers and everything for granite and marble. It is a market I would really like to explore in the future, so I would love to hear how it works out for you.
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