Method Statement
Method Statement List




Limestone, Sandstone and Reconstructed Stone


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 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.


Sealing before grouting

To stop grout from staining and make it easier to remove, the porosity of the surface must be dramatically reduced by using SMP Stone Sealer Matt, this will also protect the stone from all sorts of staining agents that may be spilt on the surface in the future. Apply liberally to the surface using a roller or a brush, leave to penetrate into the pours for approx 30 mins. In the case of very porous stone you may need to repeat the above process. (NB 1 litre of SMP Stone Sealer Matt will cover approx. 4 sq. mtrs.)


 Cleaning after grouting

After the grout has dried, the surface must be cleaned again using SMP Heavy Duty Residue Remover  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 stone and make it easier to maintain a final 1 - 2 coats of SMP Tough Coat Gloss can be applied  to the cleaned, dry surface, allowing approx. 30 mins. drying time between coats. This sealer leaves a gloss anti slip finish which is easy to keep clean.



To keep the newly protected stone 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 stone 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. It can be buffed to a high shine if desired.



The sealant will eventually wear down and will need restored. To remove layers of built up dirt and to prepare the old sealed floor for re-sealing use SMP Sealed Floor Stripper following the instructions on the bottle carefully, and then simply re-seal  as before applying 2 - 3 thin coats of SMP Tough Coat Gloss.