Natural stone was the first building material used by man. Its care and maintenance is one of the oldest tasks performed by our ancestors. The above guidelines were developed by our years of experience with this beautiful material and with the addition of modern science will provide many years of beauty
Grinding is the process by which the surface is sanded by the use of abrasives (diamond discs) to remove large stocks of the stone. This process is usually recommended when stone tiles contain lippage (uneven tiles). It is also recommended when deep stains and scratches occur or when one desires a completely floor.
Honing is the process of smoothing the stone with the use of abrasives (diamond discs). Honing is performed to remove scratches but will not remove lippage (uneven tiles). It can, however, round the edges of the stone, giving a smoother finish to the edge.
The high shine observed on stone is the result of smoothing it with fine abrasives. Most craftsmen will use diamond abrasives to hone the stone, then switch to a powdered abrasive to achieve the final polish.
The term crystallization has entered the language of the marble polishing field to describe a process used polish and maintain a shine on marble surfaces. The crystallization process consists of spraying a fluid onto the marble floor and buffing it in with steel wool under a buffing machine. The steel wool generates heat through abrasion and the chemical reacts with the marble, producing a new compound on the surface of the stone. This procedure protects the surface of the stone, adds shine and may even harden the stone, increasing its wear.
Ensuring long-term, durability, efficiency and life of such materials, requires an indispensable, product – marble and granite sealers.
In order to keep your granite or marble at their original appearance and protect from staining, scratching and dulling we are able to visit you on regular maintenance basis. We will attend at scheduled intervals (high or low frequency visits) to maintaining and re-polishing your marble or granite areas. Also we'll polish to high traffic areas, instead full area restoration. Polishing with powder also brings back a like "mirror" shine. This is a well solution for regular stone maintenance.
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