Method Statement
Method Statement List





Honed and Cobbled Marble


Cleaning after laying

To ensure the floor will have the brightest and most colourful appearance the floor needs to be totally clean and dry before any sealant is applied. This will be made easier and quicker by adding SMP Heavy Duty Residue Remover / SMP Intensive Clean  to the cleaning water which in turn will break down any adhesive residues while at the same time removing any building dust and general dirt leaving the surface in the best possible condition to be sealed. (NB. avoid using acid based products on “ HIGHLY HONED MARBLE  “  use only  SMP Intensive Clean on this surface. Read labels carefully.)


Sealing before grouting

To stop grout from staining and make it easier to remove, the surface should be sealed prior to grouting (on a pre cleaned DRY surface)  using SMP Stone Sealer Matt .This should be applied in 1 - 2 thin coats, leaving drying time between coats.


Cleaning after grouting

After grouting, the surface must be cleaned again using SMP Heavy Duty Residue Remover / SMP Intensive Clean  to help remove grout and dirt by adding it to the cleaning water. This product has been specially formulated to remove grout and dirt without harming the previous layers of sealant.


Final protection

To prolong the life and beauty of the marble and  make it easier to maintain a final  coat of  SMP Stone Sealer Matt  should be applied on the cleaned, dry surface as before. In cases of more porous marble an extra coat may be required. If a gloss finish is desired a further 1 - 2 thin coats of SMP Tough Coat Gloss can be applied



To keep the newly sealed marble in pristine condition and to prolong the life of the sealer only use SMP Sealed Floor Maintainer as the regular cleaning agent, as off the shelf household cleaning products can contain harmful caustics which in turn can diminish the life of the sealer and the marble surface. SMP Sealed Floor Maintainer is made to compliment all of the sealers / impregnators in the SMP range, which when used regularly not only keeps the floor clean but also repairs minor surface scratches which may occur. This product can be buffed to a high shine.



Over a period of time the marble will become dull due to wear and tear and acrylic build ups from constant washing. Using SMP Floor Tile Restorer following the instructions carefully will leave the surface in an “as new” condition.