They did not attend to it immediately and the acid corroded the surface of the marble floor. Also on your “stain” if you see that it is coming out a little with bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Browse other questions tagged floor marble or ask your own question.

If your marble is actually corroded then you will have to polish until you hit uncorroded marble. How difficult is it to cut a big (flange) hole in brittle marble tile?

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The effect of the process makes the marble look like natural stone. Cleaning tumbled marble flooring is tricky because the floor can get damaged when using the wrong cleaning methods. When the stains are left for a long time, they will eventually get into the pores, making them a lot harder to remove. For oily or acidic spills, mix one part of baking soda in four parts of warm water. Allow the solution to sit there for about an hour or two, especially if the stain has not been cleaned immediately.

If this does not easily remove the grime, then it may have seeped into the pores. Apply the poultice in the affected areas and allow it to sit overnight. Although chlorine bleach is effective against molds and mildew, this solution can be quite toxic. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing one part of bleach in two parts of warm water. Spray the affected areas and allow the bleach to do its job for about 10 to 15-minutes. Wipe the areas clean with mop dipped in warm water afterwards.

As much as possible, it has to be cleaned only with recommended cleaners. To clean stains, simply dip a cloth in warm water, squeeze excess water and wipe the stains. Dip the cloth or mop in the solution and use it to wipe away stains. The solution is to create a poultice made from baking soda. The bleach will form bubbles as it removes the mildew and molds.

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When cleaning with bleach, frequency of once a month is good, but never more often than that.

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I did just find out that the floor of the shower is a tumbled stone – 1×1 tiles. An oxidizing agent increases the positive charge of an element and in some cases causes a substance to acidify.

Bottom line, you had a film, probably soap scum of sorts, and the bleach reacted with this. Soap scum needs to be treated with an alkaline material to “melt” it away.

The floor is a completely different color – a white haze or something. Hard water scum is another issue, which could be a problem when an oxidizer is used also, this would then need an acidic material. It’s a film, no big deal in most cases, we can get you taken care of.

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Well, she used the same mop on all floors, so now my vinyl flooring has started shedding! With its antibacterial properties it’s easy to see why your sister would see it as an ideal floor cleaner. Unfortunately, it sounds as if the bleach has eroded the vinyl’s wear layer to the point where it’s begun to flake off.

And, of course, our trained flooring experts are standing by to help!

I have told her many times not to use bleach on the wood-look floors. I need something to put on the resilient plank floors to stop the shedding and protect it from further damage. However, as you’ve learned the hard way, the chemical’s harsh properties can cause serious damage.

There’s good news and there’s bad news; let’s pull the bandage off and start with the bad news: this kind of damage is irreparable, and there are no coatings or sealers that will solve your problem.

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However, stones like marble easily absorb liquids and stain very fast. If you want your marble floors to shine just like in five star hotels, then polishing is a must. If there is any spill it should be cleaned immediately; otherwise, the surface will become dull. Be careful when you are using a vacuum cleaner because the dirt jammed in the wheels can etch the surface. What is the process of cleaning marble floors in a commercial building?

Applying a sealer creates an impenetrable shell and keeps the stain near the surface. However, polishing does wear out and needs to be done once in a while.

Bottles and cans that contain acidic substances can damage the marble surface. Place doormats outside and inside the house so that people can wipe their feet before they enter.

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Apply a silicone sealer to grout joints several times a year for maximum protection (or as sealer directions suggest). Scrape out loose, cracked or powdery joints and refill with a good grout. Remove the old grout with a sharp pointed tool, being careful not to scratch tile or tub.

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Grout, even latex-modified, is also very porous and subject to sub-surface staining if not properly protected and maintained.

It is very important that the proper sealer be used based on the type of stone, surface finish and location. If you have a stone with a very porous (absorbent) or textured surface such as slate, then you have an option of using a “coat” or surface sealer that will generally provide a degree of surface sheen or a penetrating-type sealer that will leave a completely natural look. They will very quickly penetrate into unsealed stone and grout surfaces, making them difficult to extract, and eventually seep into even sealed surfaces if allowed to dwell for extended periods of time. This will simply cause the stain to be spread over a larger area, and even drive the contaminant deeper into the stone or grout, especially if unsealed.

Even a light solution of vinegar and water will quickly etch and dull polished marble surfaces. These are excellent degreasers, working well on grout and most stone surfaces without chemically damaging these surfaces. A simple moping is not going to create sufficient surface agitation to release these clinging contaminants. This is also important in wet areas such as showers, where polished stone surfaces should be towel dried after use so as to eliminate eventual buildup of mineral-hard water deposits.

Do not use harsh cleaning against (such as steel wool pads) which can scratch or damage the surface of your tile. Do use a silicone sealer on grout joints if continuous staining is a problem. In addition to keeping the grout clean, be sure to keep grout joints in good repair. One common grouting trouble spot is the joint between the tub and the wall in your bathroom. Then dry the joint thoroughly and fill with a flexible caulking compound, such as silicone rubber caulking. Be sure to test this solution first in a small area to see if it etches the tile or erodes the grout. Although natural stone provides an excellent upgrade from many of today’s synthetic alternatives, it must still be recognized that it is neither maintenance free nor stain proof.

A good rule of thumb is that with denser stone, including polished surfaces, is that only penetrating-type sealers should be used. It is important to remove liquid contaminants as soon as possible. A highly textured or uneven surface such as slate and sanded grout is rough finished and tends to grip and hold surface contaminants. This will allow for eventual mineral buildup to occur which will dull high polished finishes. This will eliminate the dulling mineral deposits that would be left behind if the water is left to naturally evaporate.

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But even after vacuuming or sweeping with a high-quality broom, you’d be surprised at how much is still on the floor when you dry it.

Resist the urge to add dish soap or other hard cleaning solution to the water because it won’t help and may actually harm the floor.

When you are done mopping, that a clean towel and dry the floor to remove any standing water. Buffing will remove tiny nicks and scratches and restore shine and luster to your marble floor.

That means water, whether it’s in the form of liquid or gas (vapor) can get into the stone if it’s not properly sealed.

And, highly acidic material like vinegar, wine, mustard and citrus juices can really damage the stone if they get past the sealer.

Sealed marble floors are also easily damaged- just a little less porous. We carry a small light weight sanitaire canister vacuum to remove every bit of dust and dirt from the floor before vacuuming. Harsh and acidic compounds can easily damage both the finish and the marble itself. You’ll be surprised at how much remaining dirt and debris the towel will bring back up. You certainly don’t have to buff each time you clean, but inspecting your floor for scratches and other problem areas each time you clean will alert you to problems when they’re small. This is extremely important if you live in a humid climate or the marble floor is in your kitchen. To seal your marble floor, use the sealer that was recommended by the floor manufacturer. You’ll typically have to wait at least six to eight hours after sealing the floor to walk on it.

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This is often due to a misunderstanding around suitable cleaning products for different types of surfaces. This made cleaning the stone with normal methods nearly impossible.

Depending on the size of the pads and the size of the affect area, they are either fitted to a handheld machine or to a larger rotary machine and applied directly to the surface with a small amount of water as lubrication. The combination of diamond encrusted burnishing pads was highly effective in grinding out any scratches and achieved a high-quality polished finish to ensure the floor looked perfect. The customer very happy indeed with the result after believing nothing could be done to remedy the situation. The now soiled cleaning solution was then extracted from the floor using a wet vacuum and the then the floor rinsed with water.

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I then gave the floor a final rinse and then dried as much as possible using the wet vacuum and then then left to dry off overnight.

In the case of natural stone tiles using the right products is imperative and you really should read the label, as the wrong product can actively damage the floor. These acidic products had stripped away the sealer that was protecting the stone, and caused etching marks on the stone. Given that the customer was on the verge of giving up, they were happy to book in the work. In this system, we use four diamond encrusted burnishing pads of varying grits to grind away the damaged layer of stone, before slowing honing the surface and restoring the polished finish. I paused to rinse the floor with fresh water between each pad to remove any resulting soil and mess. I ensured they received the right advice on how to keep it clean until it would need routine maintenance from a professional tile cleaning company.

In concentrated form, it breaks down old sealers as well as removing dirt, while the rotary machine helps the product to penetrate deep into the pores of the stone to eradicate ingrained dirt and stains.


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