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How to Clean Natural Stone Floor Tile

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    LESLIE: Eddie in New Jersey has a cleaning problem. What can we help you with? How can we help?

    EDDIE: I have some natural stone in my house. I have marble and I also have something called (INAUDIBLE) tile.

    TOM and LESLIE: OK.

    EDDIE: And I just want to know what’s the best way to clean it because my kids spill a lot of like acidy – like iced tea and like orange juice and stuff like that and we have a hard time getting it off.

    TOM: A good product to use to clean the floor is a product called Marbalex. It’s a concentrated stone floor cleaner. There’s a good website to check out. It’s called Stonecare.com. They have a lot of very specialized cleaning products for natural stone. And then once you get it cleaned, then you need to seal it and this is something you have to do from time to time because it’s a fairly porous material. Even though it’s incredibly durable it is porous and so just from day to day use it’s going to get dirty. But use Marbalex to clean it and then you can seal it.

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm.

    EDDIE: OK, we did seal it initially when we put the tile. That was about two years ago.

    TOM: Right.

    EDDIE: How often do you think we need to seal that?

    TOM: Probably every one to two years, depending on, you know, what the wear and tear is on it.

    LESLIE: What the traffic is, yeah.

    TOM: Yeah, what the traffic is.

    EDDIE: Got you. OK.

    Hey, thank you very much.

    TOM: Alright. You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974.

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