When cleaning any stone surface I use a soft brush, usually the black or blue brush. These brushed are aggressive enough to clean both the stone and the grout and gentle enough not to harm the stone.


If you have a  low volume pressure washing system with the recover head this works well on stone also , caution do not use over 1200 PSI and on softer stones you may need to be in the 900 PSI to safely clean the stone.


Another thing that work well is use a 400 to 600  grit honing powder along with your cleaner, I prefer a striper degreaser and use approximately 2 to 4 ounces of honing powders for every 20 to 30 sq. ft.

The honing powders act as a scrubbing agent and really cleans the stone


Hope this helps

John E. Freitag


The Stone and Tile School

Office 407-567-7652

Cell 407-615-0134






From: Roger Konarski []
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:35 PM
To: Restoration and Maintenance
Subject: [sccpartners] Two Questions


I have two questions that I would appreciate feedback.

1.       I go through a lot of white pads. Does anyone have any suggestions on getting more life out of the pads?

2.       I need to clean a limestone floor. See attached picture. I have my way of cleaning the floor with a floor machine. Are jobs like this better handled with a hot water extractor?



Roger Konarski

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