What you use to clean Stone Flooring? - Page 2 - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of Old 11-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Junior Member
oliverbuxten's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 12
Cleaning stone flooring doesn't require more time like carpet cleaning. Most of the time, you can clean any kind of spots and dust within one time wash only. Even though if necessary, you can use stain remover as well.
oliverbuxten is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of Old 01-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Junior Member
brettdorfman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
If you found unsealed stone at your home, try to sealed it first. You can use vacuum cleaner. After that mop with mild detergent. It will be best for cleaning it.

We Have Leading Brand of Ducted Vacuum Systems
brettdorfman is offline  
post #23 of Old 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM
completelymaid's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by sprintcar93 View Post
Personally, I don't let customers tell me what to clean with. We have our ways to clean so if they want to clean their way then why are they paying me? That's what I ask when put in that situation. Plenty of customers out there. No need to mess with that kind.
Agreed! Never take liability for a guess. When in doubt about a surface I always have my cleaning staff call me. I will google and find the right products... We actually use proforce floor cleaner on stone surface... you can buy it from sams club.

Completely Maid - Residential and Commercial Cleaning and Maid Services
completelymaid is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #24 of Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 80
I agree with most of others comments that neutral pH soaps are better to use on any kind of stone.
You can explain that this is the best solution in that case, to make her understand why you want to use that product.

Anyway, How did it end?
tomkent45 is offline  
post #25 of Old 02-10-2013, 09:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 93
Never use anything abrasive that will scratch such as scouring pads, scouring powder or steel wool. Never use vinegar, orange or lemon based cleaners. Acid based cleaners may damage the floor.
david3166 is offline  
post #26 of Old 02-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: California
Posts: 22
Warm water with mild soap is safest on stone flooring in the long run. I am wondering why would the ladies grand kids complain of black knees while playing in stone floors. Maybe they do not clean the floor daily and accumulation of dust is leading to this. Your need to ask her the daily routine they follow to keep the floor clean.
jenny123 is offline  
post #27 of Old 05-22-2019, 06:39 AM
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 73
How to clean stone floors

You will need…
  • Bucket
  • Various scrubbing brushes and cloths
  • Mop
  • Long-handled squeegee
  • Long-handled decorator’s foam roller
  • Rubber gloves
  • Stone floor care products. I used Lithofin MN Power-Clean detergent, MN Stain-Stop impregnator and MN Easy Care cleaner
Restoring travertine floor tiles steps 1 and 2
If possible find out what products were used when the tiles were originally laid. Always test new products on an inconspicuous part of the floor first, such as a dark corner. Use products as directions state and wait for a few days before tackling the main floor to check there are no adverse reactions.
When cleaning and sealing real stone floors, use a detergent formulated for calciferous stone (travertine, marble or limestone) as general floor cleaner may contain acid that can etch the surface. Dilute detergent with water in a ratio of 1:5 and apply generously with a sponge; use a long-handled squeegee for larger areas. Try a stronger solution if very dirty.
Allow the product to work for 10 to 20 minutes, periodically scrubbing badly stained areas. The grouting, being rougher than the stone, is particularly susceptible to ingrained dirt and grease. Experiment with different types of brush – we found a nylon bristled washing-up brush worked very well.
Wipe away the dirty cleaner. Rinse with a mop and a bucket of clean water. Go over the stone floor tiles with an old towel to reduce drying time. Once dry, check if the tiles need to be resealed by leaving a few drops of water on the surface. If water soaks in, the floor needs an application of impregnator.
S Fernz is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Benefits of a Clean Office MaintenanceOne General Discussion 63 05-02-2013 09:18 PM
Protect Your Ceramic Tile and Stone from Wear and Tear cutegirl Off Topic 0 12-23-2010 12:15 PM
Choosing the Perfect Flooring Material Flooring Tampa Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 14 08-12-2010 07:12 PM
Tips For The Smooth Installation Of Hardwood Flooring Flooring Tampa Business 3 01-12-2010 10:36 PM
Real Estate Josie2006 Sales & Marketing 13 02-20-2007 07:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome