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post #21 of Old 11-29-2012, 08:36 AM
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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.
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post #22 of Old 01-18-2013, 10:46 AM
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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.

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post #23 of Old 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM
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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.

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post #24 of Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 AM
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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
1. PREPARE CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING
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.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
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.
3. SCRUB AWAY AT INGRAINED DIRT
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.
4. WIPE UP RESIDUE AND RINSE
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.
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