UCB Parents Recommendations

Marble Floors

Advice and recommendations from the UCB Parents mailing list. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network

Back to Recommendations for Commercial Services

Alex 9/99
I have a (green) marble bathroom floor (approximately 9 feet x 4 feet - quite small). It is time to get it cleaned and polished. I called the company I used last (Marble West in San Francisco) in 1992. I paid $200.00 at the time and figured that, after 7 years, the price tag would be a little higher. They now want to charge me $875.00 (standard, flat rate for the day...). I didn't pay that much to have the floor laid! I was also told they were the only place that cleaned marble for residences; all other existing companies serviced only businesses. The thought of being caught by the short hairs and/or paying such a huge sum is EXTREMELY irritating and I want to see if, in fact, there aren't other resources available. I would appreciate any leads to professional/reputable outfits or individuals who can do the above. Perhaps tile/flooring stores that provide such services or recommendations?
Trish (9/99)
Try Baker Marble and Granite (Hollis St., Emeryville, 800-491-7005). They installed our granite and gave us good advice on cleaning it. Good luck.
Emily (9/99)
$875 to clean a 9x4 marble floor? Maybe I'm missing something essential here, but for years have been cleaning a green slate floor with a bucket of plain old Pinesol and water, followed (when thoroughly dry) by mopping on a coat of Stone Glamour, a slate dressing sold by Import Tile in West Berkeley. I don't fuss at all and the results are spectacular. The folks at Import Tile know everything about this kind of thing, so give them a call.
Ellen (9/99)
I also have a small bathroom floor and a center island in the kitchen that I would love to have cleaned and polished. We live in Kensington - perhaps the flat rate you were quoted, or something close, could cover both jobs on the same day. - It's always worth a try.
UCB Parents Home Page UCB Parents Recommendations UCB Parents Advice

The opinions and statements expressed on this page are those of parents who belong to the UC Berkeley Parents Network and should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University of California, Berkeley.