The simple answer is no. It can range widely from a mop and bucket, what I like to call a soil redistribution method, to a powerful, truck mounted machine using what is called a Turbo Hybrid utilizing hi-pressure steam spray inside a simultaneous vacuum recovery. The picture on the right was a polished marble floor that upon first glance didn’t even look that dirty. After we started cleaning it was evident the marble floor had layer quite the layer of soil. Most of this was due to not using the right cleaning product, as the incorrect cleaners leave residues behind, some on purpose to give it a little shine; however they all will lead to rapid re-soiling.
Then there is also damage that may occur if you hire a company that does not specialize in stone cleaning and refinishing, such as in the pictures shown. The new owners of this home had hired another company to clean their travertine floors. The owner had to stop the technician half way through cleaning because what she was witnessing. Mind you this was a company touting 20 years’ experience. The tool they were using to clean the floor was leaving significant scratching. What is astonishing is the technician didn’t notice the damage he was doing. Clean Image of Orlando was hired to deep clean, refinish and repair the damage that was done. The old saying comes into play here, “it doesn’t matter how long you been doing it, it’s how long you been doing right”.