Discuss Non-polished marble floors in the Tile Cleaning and Restoration Forum area at TilersForums.com

I

IE00

-
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
3
Location
Uk
What member type are you?
Homeowner
Hello, our cleaner used something on our floor, we are not sure what, could be an acid cleaner or bleach cleaner. It's caused an etching on the tiles. I've seen forum responses for restoring polished marble, but what do we do with non-polished marble to restore it? Photo attached.IMG-20201020-WA0000.jpeg
 
I

IE00

-
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
3
Location
Uk
What member type are you?
Homeowner
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
Hello, our cleaner used something on our floor, we are not sure what, could be an acid cleaner or bleach cleaner. It's caused an etching on the tiles. I've seen forum responses for restoring polished marble, but what do we do with non-polished marble to restore it? Photo attached.View attachment 113422
Also just confirmed that it was a bleaching product that dripped from the grouting into the floor. The stain goes away when wet but returns when dried out. Any ideas of how to fix it?
 
Joe8189

Joe8189

-
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
12
Reactions
4
Location
Guernsey
What member type are you?
Professional Wall and Floor Tiler
Hey
If the stain goes when wet, you could try a sealing product. test it on a single tile. If good seal the whole floor.
 
I

IE00

-
Joined
Oct 23, 2020
Messages
3
Location
Uk
What member type are you?
Homeowner
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
Hey
If the stain goes when wet, you could try a sealing product. test it on a single tile. If good seal the whole floor.
Thanks, I already tried an impregnating sealing product and the stain reduced but didn't go aeay. Which one would you recommend?
 
Joe8189

Joe8189

-
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
Messages
12
Reactions
4
Location
Guernsey
What member type are you?
Professional Wall and Floor Tiler
Hi
Any of the sealants should have worked, but if you have already tried one and it didn't solve your problem then it sounds like the damage is not repairable.
It is really a matter of experimenting with different products to see which one gives the best result. If it was damage from bleach it will be difficult to remove.
You say it goes when the tiles are wet? It might be worth trying treating a small area with a Danish oil rather than a sealant.
 

Reply to Non-polished marble floors in the Tile Cleaning and Restoration Forum area at TilersForums.com

New Threads (Sitewide)

Top Bottom

Use TilersForums.com to find Tiling Jobs or your Local Tilers for free. Get tiling tools at the best prices via the forum.