04:48PM | 11/22/00
Member Since: 11/21/00
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I just bought a 12 year old house that has 12x12 marble tiles on the floor in the kitchen. The tiles have lost their original shine. Is there any way to restore the original shine?


01:25PM | 11/24/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
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There may be "special" finishes for marble,however,I have used several coats of regular floor finish in the past with good results.Remember that another finish may last longer but also be more difficult to remove when needed.Especially in a kitchen area I would suggest you consider something easy to care for and not a product requiring harsh chemicals to remove.


07:18AM | 11/27/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Marble is easily damaged by most any acid, including vinegar. It's crazy to put marble on kitchen floors. I have a marble fireplace tile that had its finish marred by a dab of ketchup. Be careful with yours.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 27, 2000).]



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