Floorings that get dirty by pedestrian traffic
- - I have an honed, mat floor which has already been treated, but it still gets dirty, you can see the shoeprints on it!.
- - I have an honed limestone floor and in the walking area it gets dirty even if it has already been treated.
- - The sandstone floor is very hard to clean manually, with a cloth or a mop.
- - A porcelain stoneware floor gets dirty and is difficult to clean, even if it was told me that it doesn’t need any kind of treatment.
- - A brushed porcelain stoneware floor gets dirty because of the pedestrian traffic: how is it possible, since it has no absorption?.
- - My bush hammered marble flooring has become impossible to clean.
- - My flamed granite floor always seems to remain dirty; you just can clean it with a cleaning machine or with an hydro-jet machine.
Natural stone surfaces, sandstone, limestone, granite, not polished marble, present a superficial porosity which holds back the dirt, that can be also caused just by walking on it. This happens not only on natural stone surfaces, but especially on brushed or rough porcelain stoneware, and on light colored surfaces, where generally dirt comes from shoeprints, bike wheels, shopping cart etc.
Also when floorings have been treated with anti stain sealers or water repellents the above mentioned materials remain porous and therefore they hold back the dirt in its superficial pores, while liquid dirt substances would not penetrate into the treated stone.
The cleaning of the surface depends on the dirt: if it is pedestrian traffic dirt we suggest to use MGP 25, diluted following the specifications
If it is building site dirt, dust or concrete residual, we suggest to use UNICLEAN on natural stone, marble, granite etc. diluted following the specifications.
On porcelain stoneware we suggest to use MGP 30, diluted following the specifications.
When the surface is clean apply STONE P, using a simple cloth or a low pressure gun if you have a very rough surface, like bush hammered or flamed.
Generally 2 coats of STONE P have to be applied, at a distance of 2 hours one from the other. This product closes the superficial porosity so to prevent pedestrian traffic shoeprints.
In high pedestrian traffic areas the application of the product should be repeated when needed, without creating overlaps or unaesthetic differences.
After this finishing with STONE P the surface can be cleaned with MGP 24 or another not aggressive, neutral detergent, because dirt does not penetrate and just a simple cleaning of the flooring is needed.