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Subject: Restoration of marble floor

Restoration of marble floor

From: Sarah Slade <s.slade>
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 1998
I am seeking out any information on processes to lift and relay
ceramic and stone tiles in a Sydney church.  The floor has sunk in
several places and attempts to support it by filling the area below
the floor with sand has failed.  A preliminary investigation has
revealed that the tiles are laid on and well adhered to a thin
cement layer which covers one course of bricks, and below which is
sand and clay.  There are damp and salt problems and a considerable
amount of cracking.  The proposed strategy is to lift the tiles and
lay a suitable substrate, a membrane and then the tiles.  The total
floor area is approximately 1000 sqm.  Does anyone have first hand
experience at this or know of any relevant publications?

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