Marble Cleaning

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Marble Cleaning & Polishing

Marble is a beautiful stone and a luxurious and wonderful addition to a home. However, marble is also a delicate stone and homeowners with marble know that great care is required to maintain your floor’s shine and prevent scratching. Cleaning marble floors starts with preventative care and regular maintenance. Sweeping or dusting and mopping on a daily basis will remove any dirt or surface debris that could scratch or otherwise harm your marble. It’s also important to take care of spills as soon as they occur so that water or other liquids aren’t allowed to stain your floor.
How to clean marble floors? It is important that the cleaning solution used on marble be pH neutral. 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. (No more than 1/2 cup per bucket of water). Once you are finished mopping it is recommended that you dry the floor using a soft, fluffy towel. Because marble is such a porous stone sitting water can seep into the stone and cause stains.

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Cleaning a Marble Floor – The Advantex Way

Step 1: We arrange to inspect your Marble floor; this is to identify the nature of the work required and limitations of stain removal and restoration, if any. This inspection will allow us to provide you with an accurate quotation for the required work. This is a no obligation quotation and we are happy to discuss all aspects of the work if requested to commence with the job.

Step 2: Routinely we first set up to protect all walls, skirting and furniture. We understand this is a very important part of the process and provides assurance that you are dealing with a professional company who will treat your home or business with the respect it deserves

Step 3: All loose dirt, soil and dry particles are removed.

Step 4: A pre-determined cleaning solution is applied; this is where experience is vital. Each stone type is individual and requires in-depth understanding of natural stone. Damage can be used if incorrect cleaning solutions and methods are employed. Wherever possible we use environmentally friendly products

Step 5: Industrial heavy rotary machines are then used to agitate the solution. These manage to reach all edges and corners, providing a seamlessly cleaned stone floor. Any final or inconspicuous areas are attended to with small brushes. The floor is then rinsed.

Step 6: Depending upon the level of soiling, the cleaning process may require repeating, but once done this has been completed, the stone is then thoroughly dried. We have invested in fast-drying machinery which hugely reduces drying times and disruption to your home or business.

Step 7: The stone polishing process is then completed, leaving stone flooring smooth and reflective. This involves the use of Diamond encrusted rotary pads reducing the need for many lengthy processess which take you from diamond coarse to diamond fine.finishes. A final diamond polishing pad produces the end finish from satin to mirror finish, depending upon client requirements.

** We are able to offer a polished or honed finish for your Marble Floor: we would fully discuss your desired finish prior to starting work **

Step 8: Sealing; a stone-specific sealer is then applied by hand to the tiles. This is a crucial part of the process; this penetrates below the surface of the stone and grout and repels liquid spillages.

We look to achieve high specification finishes whist offering high-levels of customer service at competitive prices. We have worked hard to build up a great local reputation with has benefited us with substantial repeat custom and recommendations from our work.