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Subject: Restoration of marble floor

Restoration of marble floor

From: Sarah Slade <s.slade>
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 1998
I am seeking out any information on processes to lift and relay
ceramic and stone tiles in a Sydney church.  The floor has sunk in
several places and attempts to support it by filling the area below
the floor with sand has failed.  A preliminary investigation has
revealed that the tiles are laid on and well adhered to a thin
cement layer which covers one course of bricks, and below which is
sand and clay.  There are damp and salt problems and a considerable
amount of cracking.  The proposed strategy is to lift the tiles and
lay a suitable substrate, a membrane and then the tiles.  The total
floor area is approximately 1000 sqm.  Does anyone have first hand
experience at this or know of any relevant publications?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:79
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 25, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-79-014
Received on Wednesday, 25 March, 1998

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