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post #21 of Old 06-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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I'm new to the floor cleaning business and am looking for tips on marble floor care. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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I would recommend you to read Tile Doctor's Marble Floor Care. They are the specialist in cleaning different types of tiles. If you have time, consider checking their work results in marble restoration
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pH neutral cleaners are best. HMK P24 has conditioners that help protect the marble with regular use. For big floors, using a white nylon buff pad on a floor machine really brings up the shine particularly if you use a polish in your mop water like HMK P19

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Using walk off mats

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Brush your marble floors daily as dirt and smudge can damage the floor at time of contrary atmosphere it may be an option to keep current mats with major traffic direction beyond your marble flooring.
I agree that using dust mats at entrance doors will reduce the grit from shoes. Dust and grit will cause abrasion, dulling floors.

Regular mopping with a quality pH neutral stone cleaner like HMK P24 Stone Soap will greatly enhance marble floors.

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pH neutral cleaners are best. HMK P24 has conditioners that help protect the marble with regular use. For big floors, using a white nylon buff pad on a floor machine really brings up the shine particularly if you use a polish in your mop water like HMK P19
I agree with you.This is the best for marble floor.

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Everyone knows that this types of material is most popular for flooring, I think you avoid Acidic cleaners and harmful chemical to clean your marble floor because it can be scratched. There are various commercial cleaners product available in the market you choose this product it gives good result.

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I'm new to the floor cleaning business and am looking for tips on marble floor care. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Use a 3M diamond pad to shine and smooth your marble floors, then seal and/or finish with a good finish approved for marble. Treat those floors right and they will treat you right!
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post #27 of Old 06-01-2015, 06:16 AM
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1. Take clean water into a bucket
2. Add detergent or any cleaning product which are not harmful, for floors, humans and animals.
3. Don't use acid products.
4. Use normal mop.
5. Mop over again thoroughly with clean water free of dirt.
6. Allow the floor to air dry.
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post #28 of Old 06-25-2015, 01:37 AM
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Use a solution of 1 1/2 cup Ammonia to 1 gallon very warm water with a tiny ammount of dish soap and use this to strip your floor of the hairspray on it. Hairspray is just about pure lacquer and water sitting on it will turn white. You need to get that off, let dry then use the marble floor sealer on it again.

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As far as your question is concerned, in my opinion that marble is an attractive stone and a luxurious and wonderful addition to a home. Do not use acidic cleaners on your marble or it will scratch and lose shine. This means no vinegar! You can clean your marble floors with a highly diluted mixture of ammonia and water or with a highly diluted mixture of dish soap and water that can bring back to shine.
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Yes ,i agree neutral pH is the best method to clear the marble floor.
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We just use a Swiffer once a week on our hardwood floors. We have pets so that's why we do it so often
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Once a week is often? Once a day is often. Heck, I have people that sweep a few times a day. And I do NOT let my customers use a Swiffer. If they do use a Swiffer I tell them we will not spend any time at all trying to make their floor look good..... we will spend about 3 minutes sweeping and shining and get out as fast as possible. I'm not sure where the word Swiffer came from but I think it means junk in some language.
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my customers use a using dust mats at entrance doors will reduce the grit from shoes. will enhance floors.
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6 Tips To Keep Your Marble Floors Bright, Shining and Clean

1. Use Marble Sealers:

Some stones like soapstone, granites and travertine are so dense that liquid cannot penetrate. However, stones like marble easily absorb liquids and stain very fast.
Applying a sealer creates an impenetrable shell and keeps the stain near the surface. So, you get some time to remove the stain. Study the nature of the marble before applying the sealer.

Polish Marble:

Polishing to some extent decreases the absorbency rate of the marble and it also brings out the colour of the stone. However, polishing does wear out and needs to be done once in a while. If you want your marble floors to shine just like in five star hotels, then polishing is a must.

Clean Spill Immediately:

Marble gets stained quickly and it is sensitive to acidic substances like wine, coffee, fruit juices, tomato sauce, sodas, cleaning and toiletry products. If there is any spill it should be cleaned immediately; otherwise, the surface will become dull.

Use Soft Sponge or Cloth While Cleaning:

It is best to use hot water and a formulated stone cleaner. Wipe the surface dry with a cotton cloth or chamois.

Use Coasters under Glass, Bottles and Cans:

Treat your marble floors and countertops as fine wood furniture. This will make marble cleaning really easy. Bottles and cans that contain acidic substances can damage the marble surface. So, you should always use coasters to prevent etching.
If you have marble countertops in the bathroom, use a decorative tray to store your toiletry products. This will prevent the marble surface from damage.

Dust or Mop Your Marble Floors Regularly:

Use a clean, dry and non-treated dust mop to clean the marble floors. Be careful when you are using a vacuum cleaner because the dirt jammed in the wheels can etch the surface. Mop regularly using a stone cleaner.

Use Doormats, Runners or Rugs:

Grit, dirt and sand carried in by our shoes are abrasive and can cause damage to the marble tiles. Place doormats outside and inside the house so that people can wipe their feet before they enter.

Precaution

· Never clean marble with store brought cleaning products since it contains acids, alkalis and chemicals that can damage the countertops and floors. This makes the marble more vulnerable to staining.
· Don't use vinegar, lemon or ammonia for cleaning marble surfaces.
· If you have marble countertops in the kitchen, don't sit on them as this can cause cracks.
· Never drag heavy furniture or sharp items on the floors since this can cause deep scratches or gouges. Even unprotected furniture legs leave scratches too. These scratches leave a permanent mark on the floor.
· Continuous use of water as the sole cleaning agent, not changing the cleaning solution and using dirty mops can make the marble look pale and unattractive.
· Sitting pots can cause scratches and deep stains on the floor so place all plants on a special base.
· Don't use oil treated dust mops on marble surface. Run the dust mop in one direction instead of moving it back and forth.
· Blot the spills with a paper towel instead of wiping it because it will spread the spill.
· The cleaning mop head should be kept clean always.
· While damp mopping the floor divide the area into few sections. When you notice the cleaning solution has become cloudy and dirty, replace it with fresh solution.
· Use neutral stone soap or neutral cleaners with pH7.00. This will prolong your stone life.
· Get professional help to clean marble annually to maintain its shine.
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