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post #1 of Old 08-16-2017, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Marble Floors - a question

I clean a gentleman's condo every two weeks. The bathrooms have slick, shiny, marble floor tiles. They are pretty but I have a problem and need some advice.
I mop these floors, and when they are dry, I can SEE the water marks that are left after I mop them. This does not bother the owner, but it does bother me. What I am using to clean them is usually Watkins All Purpose cleaner, of maybe Meyer's Clean Day. I use a Swiffer mop, but NOT their icky wet cloths. I vacuum first, then hook white washcloths onto the Swiffer (damp cloths) and spray on a little of the cleaning agent. They are NOT very wet, yet I always see those daggone water marks.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I suppose I could just take a DRY washcloth and go over it again, but that seems sort of obsessive to me and would just take up more time.


Again - this issue does NOT bother the owner! He is totally satisfied with what I do. It just bother me, the house cleaner.
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post #2 of Old 10-16-2017, 12:54 AM
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I have encountered that before and what I did was to change the solutions. Try doing that and right after you have finished mopping, wipe the water stains instead of letting them dry on their own. Yes, it requires more effort but trust me you will see that it will be worth it since you are concerned about water marks.
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post #3 of Old 10-16-2017, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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As in, change the actual cleaning flui I currently use??? I have already tried that. What I am doing - now - is cleaning the floor first, then going over it (while still damp) with a dry cloth. This works but I hoped there was a simpler answer. The owner of these floors doesnt care a bit, but I do!!
Thanks for the advice.
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