Marble Floor Polishing
1C Greenmount Industrial Estate
Harolds Cross
Dublin 12
Registered Business Number:
Office / Landline:
01 4733666
Dublin - Centre, Ireland, 03-Oct-2014 / Marble Floor Polishing,

Caring for a slate floor is not a complicated matter. The diligent and regular maintenance of same will allow your floor to look as good as new and last for years and years. Your slate floor needs to be cleaned and protected on a regular basis and P Mac advise taking the following steps;
Dust-mopping -- Of all the procedures used to maintain a slate floor, dust mopping is probably the most important. Dust, dirt and grit are what cause most surfaces to scratch and mar. Floors that are dust-mopped often, stay cleaner and shinier longer. Ideally you should dust mop your floor daily and more often in heavy traffic areas.
Dust the floor in one direction
Designate only one dust mop for each type of floor surface (wood, porcelain)
Wash your dust mop in cold water with detergent and ensure it is fully dry before dusting your floor.
We recommend placing mats on both the inside and outside of the entrance to your floor. This will reduce the amount of grit and dirt getting onto your floor. Clean your mats on a daily basis and never leave a mat down on a wet surface.
All slate floors need to be cleaned with a damp or wet mop on a regular basis. How often this is required will depend on the amount of traffic and the finish (honed, coated, textured). For the residential slate floor we recommend at least once a week.
To further lengthen the life time of your floor we recommend sealing it every 1 3 years. This again depends on traffic and whether you have been following a diligent maintenance regime!
Stripping a slate floor:
Today's technology has delivered hundreds of different types of floor coating, natural and synthetic waxes, acrylics, thermoplastics, polyurethanes, epoxies, etc. To choose the proper chemical for removing them, you must know what type of coating you are dealing with.
If you already know what coating is on the floor, contact the product's manufacturer for removal instructions.
If you have no idea what is on the floor, perform the following test. Mix one cup of household ammonia in 1 gallon of warm water; pour a small amount of this mixture on the floor and agitate with a soft scrub brush. Pick up the solution with a wet vacuum or a dry rag. Examine the area; if you have removed the coating, you will need to use a commercial wax stripper to remove the remaining wax. These coatings are water-based and are easily removed with commercial strippers. Ask for an alkaline acrylic finish stripper.
If the coating has not been removed with the ammonia, there is a good possibility that the finish is urethane- or epoxy-based. What this means is that some very strong solvents will be needed to remove the finish. At this point, it might be wise to call in a professional, like ourselves. It is common to find urethane-based coating on slate flooring and theses are tricky to remove.

Once the floor has been completely stripped, wash with Stone Soap to neutralise the alkaline solution which can leave a film.
Once the floor is completely dry we advise re-sealing with either a topical or penetrating seal.


About Marble Floor Polishing
Marblefloorpolishing is the residential division of P Mac Ltd. P Mac are the leading experts in stone cleaning and stone floor restoration in Ireland and have over 15 years experience cleaning, polishing and sealing marble floors for the residential home owner. P Mac have vast experience revitalizing all marble floors and surfaces, including crema marfil, travetine, limestone and granite. They also specialize in quarry tile, porcelain, terazzo restoration and cleaning and colour sealing grout. As heritage contractors they have the knowledge and skills to work on all stone surfaces dating back to Georgian times and beyond.

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Marble Floor Polishing
Tracy Cassidy
Marketing Manager

1C Greenmount Industrial Estate
Harolds Cross
Dublin 12

Phone: 01 4733666
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