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12 Sep 2007 12:00 AM by Cioffi1 Star rating in London & Calahonda . 216 posts Send private message

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Have any of you had your floors polished professionally? I thought I might get it done before the furniture arrives - I know the previous owner had been there for 8 years and said she had never had it done. Until I saw an ad. in Sur in English I thought they looked OK but now I'm not so sure!!

So have any of you been polished by a pro?




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12 Sep 2007 12:27 PM by Rixxy Star rating in San Pedro. 2010 posts Send private message

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Hi There - they will look miles better, really shiney and takes all the scratches out. You need then afterwards to be careful how you care for them, never use detergents or hot water as it cuts throguh the wax, there are polishes you gan get and we used to use an almost dry mop in cold water to wash them with

I can get you a number of a guy we have used in the past of you like?



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12 Sep 2007 2:40 PM by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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Shes right they look fabulous but a lot more dangerous in terms of slipping over - be extremely careful if you have em in the bathroom and get out with wet feet as can be treacherous

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12 Sep 2007 3:14 PM by TheBantam Star rating. 107 posts Send private message

Use Alex (cera incolor ) it will maintain the shine and reduce the slip. The week we relocated to Spain I slipped badly in the bathroom of our rental. It was a new marble floor. It took me several weeks to get over it. A friend recommended Alex and I've used it ever since.



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12 Sep 2007 5:40 PM by Cioffi1 Star rating in London & Calahonda . 216 posts Send private message

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Thanks for all the advise -  Inez, I would like the number please. It's always good to have someone who is recommended.

Many thanks

 





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12 Oct 2007 3:32 PM by Premier Floor Care Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

** EDITED ** Self promotion is classed as advertising.



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17 Apr 2008 7:58 AM by anne1955 Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

Hi I've lived here for 15 years, in the begining i tryed different people untill i used a company who only does marble floor polishing. The only advice i can give is thtat there is a big difference between odd job men who say they can and pro's who can. I love my floor cause it looks so good. most people dont know how bad theres is till they see mine. ** EDITED - Please respect terms of posting **

Anne the info Granny



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17 Apr 2008 8:06 AM by laurdan Star rating. 441 posts Send private message

We cleaned ours with a good quality wax car shampoo and hey presto they came up realy good...it may be worth a try, before you proceed with the expense of using the professionals.



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17 Apr 2008 11:46 AM by Cioffi1 Star rating in London & Calahonda . 216 posts Send private message

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Since my original post in September 07,  the apartment has been decorated and the furniture well and truly in - did I get my floors polished?.......no I didn't. I'm annoyed with myself really as I thought it would be better to get it done when the place was empty. I suppose I just got swept away with all the other things "I REALLY NEEDED!"

Does anyone know how mugh it would be (approximately) for a three bed apartment?  





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18 Apr 2008 8:44 PM by anne1955 Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

hi

We have quite alot of furniture in our apartment, you know what its like, we move from the UK but dont think that downsizing requires downsizing on our dear belongings..... anyway the chap we use charges by the metre, if you want his number let me know.

 

regards Anne

 

 




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11 Dec 2008 9:46 PM by Jazzzman Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

To anne 1955.

I was interested to find out who did your marble polishing?

I have some very dull Grey Marble in a 4 bedroom townhouse that needs attention.

 

Jazzzman in Estepona





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05 Jan 2009 7:16 PM by marbleman Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

Hi All

For the past 20 years or so I have upgraded and maintained many of the green and white marble tiled floors for "The Body Shop" in the UK.

I plan to move out to Spain after my daughter finishes her A levels next year. Probably to set up a marble restoration and maintenance company.

The best advice I can give is.....

Get a someone who only does marble maintenance. "Marble polishing" is a bit of a misnomer as it doesn't really mean applying polish, as a cleaning company would do. It involves diamond grinding with a specialised flooring machine (bit like a buffer but slower and heavier) Followed by a process called vitrification or crystallisation where a chemical is worked into the floor with a wire wool pad on the machine until the floor gleams.  The whole process should take no longer than 2 to 3 days for a 3 bed apartment and can be used/walked on straight away. I would guess the cost would be 20 to 25 Euros per square meter (that’s what I would charge) and would need doing every 5 to 8 years. The vitrification process should be done every year but is a lot quicker and cheaper, as the diamond grinding is the biggest part of the job. In fact if I had a couple of jobs to do in Spain I would happily nip over and do them. (hope that's not spam)

Hope that helps

 





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05 Jan 2009 8:09 PM by irenemontague Star rating in liverpool/carvajal . 794 posts Send private message

Hi i have just had all my marble floors polished in my apt 2 weeks ago and the company said as my floors where uneven he could not do  one area so i am left with 1 dull area in my hall so i am so dissapointed wish i had your number before xmas bye irene





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05 Jan 2009 8:20 PM by anne1955 Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

Hi

What marbleman describes is the same as what the guy I use, but theres a big difference in the price.

I bet he would nip over for that amount of money! :)

My advice

What out for robbers!

 





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05 Jan 2009 9:50 PM by marbleman Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

Anne1955. Sorry if I sound like a robber.

I have no idea what they charge in Spain and I was thinking worse case scenario, i.e. never been ground before, some lippage and some deep scratching.  Some floors only need a light grind (the final 3 grades of diamond instead of 5 or 6 grades, some may not need grinding at all and just vitrification.  

What does your man charge?





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19 May 2009 3:01 PM by msmith72320 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

marble man do you still live in the uk?

msmith72320@fsmail.net





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19 May 2009 11:36 PM by marbleman Star rating. 3 posts Send private message

20 May 2009 10:37 AM by msmith72320 Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

can u email me  m8 i have two rooms with travatine tiles one shiny and one honed,chisiled and un filled that i would like shiny the shiny one i cleaned the floor with cilit bang or the grout so around the edges i have removed the shine.

so can u email me to talk about it? thanks

msmith72320@fsmail.net





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27 May 2009 9:17 PM by 1962 Star rating in Iznalloz. 181 posts Send private message

Hi,

I don't need my tiles polishing just want  to say I always mop/wash my marble tiles with warm water and fairy liquid, I think the advertised supermarket tile cleaners are too abrasive and fairy keeps them realy nice.  I hope this is not spam I am just trying to help.

 



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11 Jul 2010 8:59 AM by Kenny G Star rating in Calahonda. 41 posts Send private message

Sorry, just came across this old thread and wondered if anyone knew of a machine I could buy to do the marble floors myself. I reckoned that if I bought a machine and polish for 2 or 3 hundred, my friends and neighbours would be interested in clubbing in.

Either that, or maybe hiring from Leroy Merlin or somewhere else on CDS.

Any suggestions?





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