Internal Areas (Polished Marble, Limestone or Travertine)

Regular cleaning

Use this for your regular cleaning.

  1. Vacuum tiles (or dry microfibre mop) to remove loose grit from the surface.

  2. Clean traffic areas using a damp microfibre flat mop (clean water only – no chemicals).

  3. Spot clean any spills, marks or stains using an alkaline cleaning agent such as Slique Heavy Duty chemical. Make sure dilution instructions are followed carefully.

  4. Rinse lightly with CLEAN water to remove chemical residues, and dry using an old towel – do not leave to dry on the floor.

Periodic cleaning

Use this for periodic cleaning, or when there is a build-up not removed by daily care.

  1. Vacuum tiles (or dry microfibre mop) to remove loose grit from the surface.

  2. Machine scrub all grout lines and tile surfaces using a solution of tile cleaner suitable for your tiles, such as Slique Heavy Duty chemical. Leave chemical solution to dwell on the surface for a few minutes before agitating by machine. Use an auto-scrubber if available, or otherwise use a slow speed polishing machine and wet vac.

  3. Repeat for heavily stained areas if required.

  4. Rinse off using clean water. Extract off the floor using a wet vac. DO NOT leave to dry on the surface.

  5. Machine buff polished or matt tiles using a 300 – 450 rpm polisher with pad drive-base and clean white buffing pads.

  6. Note: the appearance of traffic lanes or wear patterns in the surface finish usually will require specialised care to recover (depending on the actual stone), and the services of a professional stone restorer /maintainer such as Slique may be required.

Need professional help?

This care regime is designed to maintain a good-condition marble, limestone or travertine floor. If professional restoration is required to get the surface back into as-new condition first, contact Slique for a free consultation.