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Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 30, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Modern Day Cleaning Equipment and 16th Century Natural Stone Floors


The interior of the Basilica di Sant-Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy with it's 16th century marble floor tiles

By: Briana Smith  |  January 30, 2014

As I stuffed my stamped entrance ticket into my pocket and pulled open the wooden door, I was temporarily blinded by going from the bright sunlight outside to the darkness inside.

I stepped further into the musty building, the room brightening considerably from the light that gently filtered into the nave from the plain glass clerestory windows. My boot heals clicked as I walked across the marble floor tiles, gazing in wonder at the scenes in front of me. A glittering array of gold, carmine, lapis lazuli, jade, black, white (and everything in between) tiles decorated the walls forming breathtaking mosaic frescos that depicted early Christian motifs. Amazing! How on earth has all of it survived intact for this long?

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Ravenna mosaics, natural stone flooring

Posted by Briana Smith on May 24, 2013 11:15:00 AM

WAXIE Boise CEP Stone Floor Care Seminar - May 22nd, 2013

WAXIE Boise had a really good CEP Stone Floor Care Seminar this week taught by one of our Ecolab reps.

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Topics: Boise, floor machine, natural stone flooring

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Aug 12, 2011 2:21:00 PM

Is Your Stone Starting to Fade?

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  August 12, 2011

Stone Floor Care Tips

There are thousands of types of stone that have been quarried throughout the centuries, and quarries are located all around the world. Stone is a natural solid formation of one of many minerals. These minerals came from the same liquid and gas minerals that formed the earth. Although these minerals are often difficult to identify, most of the minerals can be identified by their color, hardness and crystal formation. It is imperative to know the exact type of stone that is to be maintained.

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Topics: hard floor care, flooring, cleaning tips, natural stone flooring