Marble floor

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  1. hogjowl
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    Ive got to clean a marble bathroom floor next week. It needs polishing, which I don't know how to do, but she said just clean it.

    I assume I need to avoid acids?

    What else do I need to be aware of?
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    Ask yourself why are you cleaning for people with marble floors? Base housing and section 8 are your customers.
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    You need to be aware that they ain't going to be happy with the results and you're not going to be able to explain your way out of it..
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    You know, that occurred to me.
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    But I'm correct that I can't use acids?
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    Who ever told you that was an idiot, Marble comes out great with Acids. The stronger the better.*
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    * if you have to ask this question DONT F'N TOUCH MARBLE!



    cause peroxide and high alkalinity screws it up too....
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    why people put travertine in a restroom then turn it into a rental. homeowners are back in they'll be replacing soon. what would be your plan of attack?

    they just want it clean IMG_5808.JPG
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    IMG_5818.JPG can you tell what kind of soap they use
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    It really depends on the type of stone, and finish.

    Some stones benefit greatly from just cleaning, like the one above- I filled,postfilled with tumbled edge.

    If they are asking you to clean a factory honed and polished, then there are other problems , as it's difficult to get dirty

    Polished, honed, brushed finish?
    Castle installation or standard
    Sand unsanded grout lines = width
    Butt install or 1/4"
    Un filled, postfilled or factory filled trav
    Chisel.ed, tumbled, micro bevel, square edge?
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    Marty. Stay away if you've never done it. I am one that likes on the job training, but be careful with marble. Don't use a plastic pad driver. You need a metal backing plate for marble so it won't Flex and dig into the soft veins. Acid will etch marble and going too fast can cause orange peel texture, which is also caused by over polishing. I would suggest if doing a maintenance cleaning, use something easy like a high grit Monkey pad. They are idiot proof and only water is needed.
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    No acids! Rinse well. I don't recall if you have hard water, but residues form hard water or cleaning agents can leave the floor hazy.

    I know you have been cleaning tile & grout for 20 years. Not a lot of difference. Inspect the floor first for loose or broken grout, loose tiles (tapping, listen for hollow sound), any topical coating. You may want to turn your pressure down to about 750 or 800 if the grout is damage or there are cracks in the marble.

    Send me an email and I will send you my stone care guide - scottw@bridgewatercorp.net.
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    If you do use a monkey pad or similar beware they can cause orange peel if over used.
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    I get training first...ive seen people just use white pad with white paste with a rotary then they extract...i have no idea what it is but it always looks great afterward...clean and shiny
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    That's just polishing.

    No scratches would be fixed and etching will still be obvious to the trained eye

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