If you have marble floors in your home or business, they need to be cleaned periodically and depending on
how much foot traffic they get, they will need to be honed and polished at some point in there life.
Also, if they never have been honed and polished before, there is a good chance the marble tiles may
need to be flattened first.
Almost every marble or travertine floor installed has some degree of lippage, which according to
ANSI A-3.3.7 (American National Standards Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile),
for joint widths 1/8 or less is 1/32, which is about the width of a credit card.
There are many reasons ANSI allows for some amount of lippage, but often times marble tiles have
much more, which can be a trip hazard.
We can eliminate these trip hazards and flattened a marble or travertine floor, so when you when you look at the reflection, it
looks like one flat mirror like surface.
If your marble tiles have never been flattened before, you will definitely will appreciate it.
When it comes to stone restoration, or marble polishing, we always recommend lippage removal.
This process requires the floor to be ground flat with course grit diamond pads.
After the floor has been flattened, we begin honing the floor with finer grit diamond pads, finally ending
with the polishing step.
After polishing the marble, we end with sealing the floor, so its protected from possible
Sealing marble surfaces protects them from stains, but not acidic liquids such as
orange juice. Its very important to keep any acidic liquids or chemicals away from marble, travertine and limestone.
Learn more on how to clean marble on our cleaning marble page.
How to Clean Marble Floors
Cleaning marble is the same as cleaning any natural stone and isn't a hard task.
Don't be worried about damaging your stone.
We always recommend
for all natural stone surfaces and that includes marble floors.
Neutral cleaners are safe for all natural stone and tile and grout surfaces.
If your marble is looking a little dull, it probably needs more than a cleaning. It may need to be re-surfaced,
or honed and polished. Check out
our polishing marble page for more
information on restoring the polished finish.
The most important thing you need to know about cleaning marble is not to use strong chemicals.
Acidic and even akaline chemicals will etch the marble.
Vinegar is acidic and bleach is akaline, so you do not want to clean marble with either one of these cleaners.
Neutral cleaners for natural stone are recommended and available at tile stores and if you don't have a
neatral cleaner, use warm water to clean you marble surface.
When cleaning your marble floors, mop the marble tiles with your neutral cleaning solution or warm
After mopping, use a dry cotton or microfiber cloth to dry the surface of the marble.
Drying the marble with the dry cotton or microfiber cloth will not only pick up the water, but any dirt still
in the water.
This is a very important step that most people don't do.
When it comes to cleaning or polishing marble floors or just maintaining natural stone and tile and
grout, we strive to help educate our customers on the best protection they can have, helping
them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.
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Just want to let you know that I am very happy with the outcome of your hard work.
My bathroom looks like it was just remodeled. It looks great!
I am very glad that I chose Integrity Stone and Tile Cleaning to do the job.
I will definitely recommend Integrity Stone and Tile to my friends and neighbors.
I saved a lot of money by restoring rather then replacing.
Thanks again for the fine work!
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