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Subject: Marble floor

Marble floor

From: Kathryn Oliver <kburge79<-a>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
I have been asked to make recommendations on the care of an
Edwardian marble floor, in the main entrance of a public building.

The client is looking at having an old, unsightly sealant removed
and is reluctant to apply any further coatings such as other seals
or impregnators, although I may suggest a beeswax coating to offer
some protection.  Otherwise I think it is likely the stone will
remain bare.

I am recommending that they dry dust mop the floor daily, use large
mats in the entrance way to collect debris, (increasing in snowy
weather), and carry out a wet clean (using as little moisture as
possible), once a week.  I would like to recommend a ph neutral
cleaner, and have seen some on the market such as

    Easy Clean
    <URL:http://www.lime-mortars.co.uk>

    HG Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner
    <URL:http://www.hgmaintenance.com>

I would like to hear from anyone who has any experience with these
cleaners, or any others similar.  I would also like to hear from
anyone who has any further advice on waxing marble floors, or their
long term care.

Kathryn Oliver


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