Meeting the Challenge of Maintaining Polished Marble High Traffic Floors

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[1]Meeting the Challenge of Maintaining  Polished Marble / Limestone High Traffic Floors

Whether you are in charge of caring for a busy Hotel lobby or a Commercial property that experiences high foot traffic, you know that the care of polished marble and limestone flooring can be expensive and problematic at best! So how do you make the right choices of care for your flooring? Is cost of upkeep a major concern? Is the method of current care meeting the demand of wear and restoration of the shine to everyone’s satisfaction?

I personally don’t do any marble restoration work anymore. Caring for parents and family I had to take a back seat to hands on work. So take what I write and comment on and judge for yourself what might work the best in your case. This is not a definitive article on marble care as experts with years of hands on experience dwarf me with knowledge!

Natural Stone Restoration: To me this is the finest way to create a natural shine as it imitates what is done in the marble shops around the world to create the high gloss appearance of the stone. A series of progressively finer diamond grinding grits get the stone to a high “hone”. The final process is a buffing with a special polishing powder that will heighten and do a final closing of the “pores” of the stone surface, which will then allow the stone to reflect light as showing as a “polish”. This is a very simple explanation I know , but a true craftsman can tell the differences to be expected between different stones and where they come from as they all vary in hardness and make up!

Draw Backs to Natural Stone Care: Dealing with high traffic wear patterns can be a challenge. Also the stone surface should be “ sealed” with an impregnator to help in prevention of staining. ( sub-surface protection) Periodic diamond resurfacing will be an ongoing contract of care.

Conclusion of Natural Stone Care:  If the cost is ok and the care has been up to high standards then maybe if it is not broken don’t fix approach might be best. However closing your eyes to new products and methods may not be in your best interest if you would like to save cost of care!

Recrystallization of the Stone Surface: What is Vitrification?

Also referred to as crystallization or re-crystallization, this is a method used to achieve a high gloss finish. This procedure is usually used as the final polishing process or for regular maintenance in high traffic areas that require a constant shine such as a hotel reception lobby. It is thought by some people that this is a relatively new method of shining stone however it has in fact been used for around 40 years since its invention in Barcelona.

The method works by creating a chemical reaction on the surface of the stone with the use of steel wool and specially formulated chemical compounds. This is only achievable on stone containing calcium carbonate and so most limestone, marble and travertine can be vitrified where as granite cannot.

How does it work?

Most manufacturers of vitrification products will use three main ingredients:

An acid

Fluorosilicate compounds

Waxes

Now it may sound strange to use acid in a product which is used on calcite stone because as we know, acid etches these types of stone. In this case however the acid is used to break down the bond between the calcium and the carbonate. This allows the fluorosilicate to bond with the calcium to produce calcium fluorosilicate. This process has chemically altered the surface of the stone producing a harder finish.

Benefits

Super Shine: The main benefit to this system is that it produces an absolutely amazing shine which can be hard to replicate with polishing powders or diamond grinding alone. It must be remembered however that there is no point in vitrifying a surface which is not clean and scratch free.

Durability: Because the surface of the stone has been chemically altered to calcium fluorosilicate, it will have a higher durability and be less porous.

The Problems of Recrystallization Method:

It creates a problematic hard chemical shell on your marble trapping acids (used in the process) in the marble. It will make the marble shiny and it seems this is the “proof”. But the shell also keeps the marble from breathing properly, which could lead to your marble simply falling apart. 

So, understand once you crystallize you no longer have a “marble” surface. It becomes a “chemically manufactured” surface. Traditional, proven methods for marble cleaning, care and marble repair can no longer be used. You are stuck having to maintain the surface. 

You have your marble, limestone, or travertine floor crystallized. Then a couple three years later when this chemical crust (that isn’t as durable as marble) starts to look less than desirable, you have it recrystallized again only the first guy who did it is out of business or not available so you go with someone else who uses a different formula. 

Well… his formula may not work with the first formula and the crust will have to be removed (grinding it away just like standard re-polishing) before the new formula can be applied. 

Back in 1987 when I first starting learning about caring for marble and limestone, I was approached by a gentleman in Denver about this “new” method of marble refinishing. “ It is foolproof. Just spray this chemical on the floor and buff with steel wool pads and wow you have a beautiful shine. Anybody can do it!” Red flags went off in my head as it seems incredulous to think you could walk off the street and be an expert on marble care.

Proponents of the procedure and the sales literature make it seem like it’s the latest greatest thing, but the main reason they like it is because it requires very little experience or knowledge of marble. Choose carefully the company you choose if picking this method of marble care! Again it is your choice.

Traditional”Wax” Coatings:

There are many different brands of “marble sealers” and “ marble polishes” available on the market. Many companies have expertise on the application and maintenance of the shine using such products. Usually this type of care requires the occasional stripping of the sealer/wax and then re-coating of the finish. 

The reason why there is periodic stripping and re-coating is that the finish starts to abrade and dull or it has started to discolor from dirt getting trapped into the finish. Either way the appearance requires the stripping and re-coating procedures. 

Many companies are expert in their care.  Hotels and commercial locations often are satisfied with their level of care. 

The expense of care needs to be considered. The appearance of natural stone with a wax coating should be considered as well. I personally was in a 5 Star Hotel where the method of marble care was wax and re-coat to the point it looked like a thick coating was on the stone! It was shiny but looked artificial! It hid the true appearance of the stone.

 Complementary Products and Methods to Consider as well:

Cleaning chemistry does matter when caring for natural stone floors. It is simple to say that it has to be neutral pH so it won’t etch the polished surface. Typical stone cleansers tend to dehydrate the surface of the stone due to detergent ingredients and stone “soaps” simply just move the dirt around without lifting off the surface properly. The Richard James Specialty Chemicals Corp. StoneClean™️ “60” is simply the best on the market for daily , weekly cleanings.

Any method of care be it 

natural care, recrystallization, coatings StoneClean™️”60” will lengthen the life of the shine! In fact, those that do diamond grinding prefer using StoneClean™️”60” for their slurry water. Then a final rinse totally removes the grinding process for the final polishing! Either way StoneClean™️ “60” should be used for all stone floors, in my opinion.

Better Polish Protection with StoneHardener™️ 3 Polish

Longest-lasting shine and best possible protection for marble, limestone & other natural stones

Give this new product a try to see if it isn’t simply the best protection available for polished stone. SH-3 is a break-through technology because RJSC scientists were able to incorporate and uniquely combine several of the very newest chemical components available for renewable finishes.

It delivers all the visual benefits of traditional “pink”and other sprays but it adds superior protection that polishing with conventional products simply cannot achieve.

With StoneHardener-3 the surface is harder, more abrasion-resistant and more durable. The stone is protected from a wide range of contaminants such as oil, acetone, coffee and other beverage spills.

The shine is high gloss with just a mop-on or roll-on. With a light buff, it becomes a true mirror finish. With no yellowing or stone discoloration it can make easy touch-up of traffic patterns; no “stripping” required! It will never look like it needs a strip and re-coat job to look great. Dirt cannot get trapped into the finish.

This new product was released after I stopped doing work on stone myself. I was impressed by its predecessor StoneHardener 2 Polish! I did a sample spray buff on a busy marble floor in Des Moines , Iowa. I was told that months later the area I did still looked like new! That being said, I am not the expert with this new product. For further information about application and usage please contact RJSC directly at their web site rjsconline.com or 914-478-7500.

Basically I would suggest using StoneHardener™️ 3 Polish as an “additional shine enhancement” to your floors after they have been polished professionally to a natural shine or even a recrystallization shine. The finish is a breathable and durable longer lasting shine.

If you would like to avoid diamond grinding and would like another option of shine in a renewable finish please consider SuperTop™️ XL All-Surface Finish.   

Any type of care for stone and tile will only be enhance but the use of the StoneClean™️ Concentrates! StoneClean™️ 60 is simply the best cleanser for polished stone flooring no matter what you decision is regarding maintenance of the shine!

Remodeling of a Hotel other Options of Stone Care

When a commercial building is scheduled for remodel or a hotel property is slated for a major renovation  please consider the new long lasting protection of specialty sealers;

StoneLok™️ “MLT Plus”: A High Performance Water-Based Sealer for Concrete, Engineered Cement & Dimensional Stone 

Appropriate substrates include flamed/ honed granites, quarry tile, slate and quartzite; ceramic tile, Sandstone, and flagstone; concrete and cement. For opened (diamond grind to a high hone) terrazzo, limestone, marble, calcium carbonate aggregates.

The durability is unmatched in the industry of sealers/coatings. The level of stain resistance is unmatched as well. Application of sacrificial top sealers can and will add to the life of the flooring appearance. 

The application and preparation is only carried out by trained skilled craftsmen who have experience applying the StoneLok™️ family of specialty sealers. Please ask for help! and direction for any future plans of renovations and type of flooring desired to be protected.

I hope this article has helped sort out your options better.

Thanks

Stan Zimmer

Marble Shine Services


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Check Out These Amazing New Products!

StoneHardener™ 3 Polish

Longest Lasting Shine and Best Possible Protection for Marble, Limestone & Other Natural Stones

  • Beautiful High-Gloss or Mirror Finish
  • Superior Hardness and Abrasion – Resistance for extended Durability
  • Maximum protection in the class of renewable finishes
  • No yellowing or stone discoloration
  • Easy touch-up of traffic patterns: No Stripping Required!
  • Not a “restoration” product , so testing is required on worn stones

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With StoneHardener™ 3 Polish the surface is harder, more abrasion resistant and more durable. The stone is protected from a wide range of contaminates such as oil, acetone, coffee, and other beverages.

A Must for High Traffic Shopping Malls, Hotels, Office Buildings , Schools/ Universities

Reduce product Usage, Reduce Labor Costs, Reduce High Maintenance Contracts

 

 

SuperTop™ XL All-Surface Finish

For All Hard Surfaces plus StoneLok™- Sealed Floors and Countertops

Longest Lasting with Best Possible Protection

  • Beautiful high-gloss or Mirror Finish, XXTRA low gloss (flat) or anti-skid
  • Superior hardness and abrasion resistance for extended durability
  • Maximum protection in the class of renewable finishes
  • Indoor or Outdoor use with no Yellowing or Discoloration
  • Easy touch-up of traffic patterns; no stripping required

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Ideal for all hard surfaces such as VCT, Wood, Brick, Terrazzo, and Concrete

Great for High traffic areas such as Hotels, Shopping Malls, Department stores, Schools/ Universities

TK6™ NanoCoat is a new single-component coating that can almost do it all!

Seals/protect a multitude of substrates – open and polished concrete, block, brick, pavers, stucco, stamped concrete, micro-toppings, self-leveling cements and many dimensional stones.  TK6 is UV stable for either interior or exterior applications.

Superior Stain Resistance Outstanding abrasion – resistance Even Efflorescence for easier cleaning

Please read the brochure below for more details

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SRI™ Treatment – Stain Resisting Impregnator

Invisible protection against water and oil-borne contamination. Low V.O.C. , aqueous base very low odor

Breathable invisible, vapor – permeable barrier

Ideal for unsealed natural stone, terra-cotta, sandstone, cementitious surfaces, kitchen and bathroom tiling.  Ideal for protecting even highly polished granite countertops – one coat can be applied and lightly buffed after drying.

Superior protect without the problems silicone impregnators present : Darkening of surface and over time actually “take up” stains that are next to impossible to get rid of later.

Please read the brochure and give this amazing product a try!

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The New 3 R’s of Floor Care

Reduce: Product Usage by reducing the need to recoat often , and or strip previous applications  Concentrated so able to reduce bottles

Resist: Greater resistance to abrasion, staining, discoloration  ; Maintains and protects your capital investment into your flooring

Renew: Periodic renewal of the shine/ finish without the need to strip means less labor, less chemical usage

Please email me for product brochures and pricing. Samples may be available based on possible volume usage.

Live in another country other than the United States, please email me concerning private labeling and purchasing arrangements.

New Product Pricing Notes

SuperTop™XL , StoneHardener™-3Polish , & TK6™NanoCoat are all three specialty finishes that can do amazing things for the floor care industry. As such, I will want to qualify their use before selling them.

SRI™ Treatment – Stain Resisting Impregnator is a superior invisible protection for many substrates.

I will want to know where the product will be used, the desired results, and the after- care dedication to its use long term.

It will be suggested to do a sample area first. Commercial accounts only- I will discount a quart or gallon to include a quart of either StoneClean™”60”, or “104” or StoneClean™ Plus to assure a superb cleaning.

SuperTop™XL $30.00 per Quart – $85.00 per Gallon

TK6™Nano Coat $59.00 per Quart – $160.00 per Gallon

StoneHardener™3Polish $45.00 per Quart – $90.00 per Gallon

SRI Treatment $50 per Qt. , $ 170.00 per gallon

SuperTop™XL  $35 per Qt. & $80.00 per gallon

Once decided upon which of the three cleansers to combine best I will send a PayPal Request for the total. Shipping Extra for Alaska & Hawaii

Please email me any questions you may have as I will consult with the company as to which application is best in your case.

Thanks

Ordering is also  available by phone, as well as online thru this web site.  Email me at marbleshine57@yahoo.com please include your phone number. I will return your email with my phone number.

Please give me your name and phone number so I can either call or email you back to get your credit card numbers. I am the only one who will contact you and get your numbers over a land line and thru a private / secure internet connection to complete the transaction. I use PayPal on my online ordering and it also is secure! 

Value in Being “Green Spirited” than Being “Rules Green” in the Field of Coatings, Sealers, and Cleansers

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Value in Being “Green Spirited” than Being “Rules Green” in the Field of Coatings, Sealers, and Cleansers

 

When “Natural” doesn’t necessarily mean “Green”. When being “Rules Green” (Certified) is not as good as being “Green Spirited” – caring about the quality of what you use in your life and business. Just because a material is natural doesn’t mean it is good for the environment. Consider that every spring millions of pounds of peat is used as potting soil and garden ground cover. Did you know that 1) harvesting peat releases carbon dioxide, a known greenhouse gas? 2) Peat bogs have amazing ability to remove harmful impurities from water? 3) Peat bogs hold 10% of the worlds fresh water? Using peat may make you feel good using a natural material but does it mean it is good for the environment? Do you get the idea of being ruled by “rules” or governed by the “spirit” of being environmentally friendly.

Also consider the trend to grow corn and soybeans for fuel. Growing more requires more tonnage of petro-chemical derived chemical fertilizer/pesticides. Fuel efficiency is less than the old alternative and oil is still consumed to produce the “natural” byproduct used in fuel. I lived in Iowa and still don’t use this fuel for my car! It has a lower BTU value so you get less miles per gallon. Am I belaboring the point? Probably but please read on.

It matters also with the company you keep and support when considering being “green”. This is why I have chosen to represent the Richard James Specialty Chemicals Corp. and the products they produce for stone, tile, concrete, and a host of other substrates. I hope you will agree with me that they have some of the finest products anywhere in the world. Let me explain why I say so in regards to environmental issues.

The term environmentally friendly is a widely used and poorly defined cliché’. RJSC cleansers & sealers and finishes have all three elements to qualify as “environmentally friendly”…..

 

First off is the daily use of cleaning products and their StoneClean™ Concentrate line of cleansers.

 

First is the absence of toxic compounds in RJSC products.  Surprisingly many cleansers make you believe they are eco-safe by using the grapefruit extracted concentrate d-limonene [orange or lemon smell] that is actually quite toxic. It is first cousin to kerosene and is not biologically friendly at all. Its bio-half life is very long and it is amazingly toxic compared to many other cleaning agents. It gets good press value since it is extracted from grapefruit rinds. Look at some of the labels and warning about “orange” type cleansers- “If skin contact rinse with water for 15 minutes” sounds like a dangerous product to me!

 

Secondly, RJSC cleansers have short bio degradation time AND [very important] none of the degradation products are themselves toxic. RJSC’s StoneClean “104”, for instance, may have the shortest degradation time of any heavy duty degreaser. The chemistries of industrial cleansers are typically VERY high impact. StoneClean “104” is not only fast in environmental breakdown, it is also truly neutral pH and low toxicity, while at the same time unusually effective in capturing oils/grime and transferring it to the mop head to be rinse away in a bucket.

Another earth friendly spirited way it is crafted is the fact that is a salt free cleanser! Excess salts in our waterways are creating havoc with water treatment centers. ( typical water softeners that use salt should be outlawed!) This means that being green “spirited” also means to consider whether a product is “drain friendly”! Look at the label of ingredients and if sodium or potassium are in the names of the cleaning agents then are you really green in spirit or intent?

 

Third, and importantly, is the “free rinse-ability” of RJSC products.  If a product leaves a scum on the floor it will also leave a scum on the environment it contacts.  Many cleaners require multiple rinses whereas RJSC cleansers float free with the first rinse. (this also saves in labor time as well)

Soy derived cleansers leave behind residues that by definition provide food for fungal growth. This starts another important point to cover: the control of mold and mildew environmentally! Lawsuits and litigation experts agree that this is a “cash cow” of legal proportions. Problematic, is that often solutions to cleaning mold are also toxic in themselves, and that by definition add to the overall “problem” of mold concerns. A mouthful of words to say, “let us look at a different way to control mold.” – more help needed to explain why current methodology of using any chloride based cleanser is not only bad for user but also for environment – Safely removing mold without resorting to using any type of chloride chemical is key to protecting the environment of the drain and waterways. Breaking down the chitin shell of the fungal growth makes it a much safer way to remove mold/fungal growths. Many are fooled into believing that for such a nasty job you need nasty strong chemistry. Looking at the labels of such strong chemicals proves they are not good for the environment and also the end user. One such label say to avoid any skin contact and to flush your skin for 30 minutes if it comes in contact with your skin! A friend of mine uses such a cleanser in his cleaning and mold remediation service.

RJSC designs their sealers and cleansers with the specific thought of bio-half life and toxicology of all inclusions. Biodegradability of surfactants and de-foaming additives is a concern as these are usually not regulated except in the case of fluorocarbons and heavy metals. A famer friend of mine thinks that some agricultural chemical surfactants never really break down environmentally.

I think you will actually be shocked to find out how the combination of right chemistry and environmental safety can outperform ones that claim “Rules Green” / certified!

The next area of concern being dealt with in the article is the chemistry of sealers/ finishes. Solvent borne coatings have been around for over a hundred years. Only recently did science come up with acrylic and polyurethane resins that were solvated in various hydrocarbon solvents to produce widely used coatings that are still applied today (albeit illegally in many states).

As air quality concerns elevated to new awareness in the 70’and 80’s, there was an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the vapors, inherent toxicity and flammability of solvent coatings. The letters “VOC” became a more recognizable standard to judge whether a coating was toxic and to which degree. VOC then became the newest regulatory datum.

 

RJSC was the FIRST manufacturer (1992) in floor coatings/treatments to open its business exclusively with waterborne coating and sealers. They have a menu of at least 9 industry standards to measure their coatings. They consistently meet or beat solvent systems in virtually every performance dimension!! This is especially true for abrasion resistance, flexibility, tensile strength and of course flammability.

Among the first products introduced by RJSC in the early 90’s was StoneLok™ “MLT Plus”. The first big application was in 1993 at Penn Station in NYC (with traffic of 500,000 people a day). It was selected because it was the only product MTA management could find that met their stringent air quality tests. It saved them several thousand dollars that would have been spent venting the fumes from this 24- hr/day facility.

The flamed granite is still easily cleanable to this day. StoneLok™ sealers are now specified for installations from museums, hotels, retail spaces, and finer homes.

The real spirit of “Green” is much more complex than the current idol of VOC, or volatile organic content. Most resin systems other than 100% epoxy need some solvents to gain required performance. Most state VOC requirements are generally in the low 200 g/liter level but there are several areas where 100 is the max and we can only see this trend being amplified lower.

Low Impact Green in Spirit (Low Environmental Impact) must therefore consider appropriate VOC for air quality, PLUS low bio-toxcity, low contact irritation and fast bio-degradation.

Small amounts of solvents are found in almost all sealers including waterborne products. Many pose no air quality threat and are low in toxicity. Some solvents are higher in impact. Ethyl-group glycol ethers (butoxy ethanol) are used in waterborne coating, and “EB” was the solvent in original Windex and 409. This chemistry is metabolized in the body with some by-product liver retention.

RJSC uses Glycol Ether Acetate that has a safety rating of “1” (safe) without DOT toxic shipping. Glycol Ether Acetate is generally metabolized and passed thru the body with no retention.

It is interesting to note that they did a job for The National Bureau of Technology and Standard (nuclear lab). They had to demonstrate the uniquely “safe” catalyst chemistry. The officer was totally unconcerned with the Glycol Ether Acetate. The product was also cleared for use by an equally stringent safety officer for a major airplane manufacturer.

RJSC has not undertaken the time and expense to gain “Green Rules” for their sealers since when the coating system is cured, it is chemically inert and therefore does not emit, exchange or degrade into biologically hostile chemistries. Also, unlike high- and petroleum- solvent sealers that emit “volatiles” for months, RJSC sealers emit the low-level biologically acceptable propisols only until full cure (usually four days).

As chemically inert system, they do not provide nutritional basis for microbial growth, and with its overall chemical resistance, it can be cleaned with a variety of microbial cleansers!

This sort evaluation of being “Green Spirited” as opposed to being “Green Rules” shows that it is what a company does, not what it says, and pays to have advertised that matters most! RJSC rarely advertises and for that reason sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of big business contracts and deals. It is the hotel GM, building manager, janitorial supervisor/owner that truly wants to be “Green Spirited” that will sort thru all the hype, read the documentation and choose the best overall products for their facility.

I hope you will contact me for further direction into how this special, low key company, can help you also to become not only green compliant, but go further and become green spirited in nature of your business or home!

Live in another country other than the United States, please email me concerning private labeling and purchasing arrangements.

Ordering is also  available by phone, as well as online thru this web site.  Call 503-362-5651 or email me at wellnesssalt@yahoo.com 

Please give me your name and phone number so I can either call or email you back to get your credit card numbers. I am the only one who will contact you and get your numbers over a land line and thru a private / secure internet connection to complete the transaction. I use PayPal on my online ordering and it also is secure! 

 

Surface Treatments to Enhance the Shine: Coatings

There are a lot of surface polishes for marble!! Since most janitorial firms and hotel staffs are not trained in the trade of natural marble care. Topical polishes are commonly used. A few guidelines will help to determine if your system of care is in need of repair or whether you can still be happy using what has gotten you by so far. We are not about fixing what isn’t broke in your care of marble.

Consider a few things your use of a topical shine should accomplish;

Should be durable to provide a sacrificial barrier to scratching the stone

  1. should NOT yellow or trap dirt into the finish making the finish look dirty and dull quickly
  2. should be “cleanable” to keep the high shine looking clear and natural as possible
  3. should be buffable to refresh the shine by either spray buffing or re-application
  4. should not quickly soften under wet conditions or lose its shine
  5. should not require stripping to renew the look with a new coat

Please contact me today for the hardest most durable finish for Marble, VCT, Tile, Wood that is on the market!

Ordering is also  available by phone, as well as online thru this web site.  Call 503-362-5651 or email me at wellnesssalt@yahoo.com 

Please give me your name and phone number so I can either call or email you back to get your credit card numbers. I am the only one who will contact you and get your numbers over a land line and thru a private / secure internet connection to complete the transaction. I use PayPal on my online ordering and it also is secure! 

Industry Break-through Maintenance Option for Polished Marble & Limestone

Maintenance of polished marble & limestone in a high traffic setting can be a challenge.  The relative softness of the stone in relation to sand (quartz) tracked in under foot or wheels crushing other items on the floor can quickly scratch and dull the stone surface. The make- up of calcium carbonate whether metamorphic in marble or layered in limestone makes it susceptible to staining and etching from coffee, alcohol, sodas, and oils.

Historically the use of stone is highly valued as it is still today. The use of more sophisticated machinery and computerized operated cutting tools makes designs and graphics even more a value then in days past. The cost of stone has also been lowered by the greater ease of quarrying and fabricating. The increase of use and demand has also increased the demand to find a better way of caring for the maintenance of the stone surfaces.

When I first got into the field of cleaning stone I was fixed on not using any type of coating or surface treatments – I was a purist in stone care! Many still feel the only way to care for polished marble and limestone is by diamond grinding and popping the final shine with a potassium oxalate cream or with an oxalic acid powder slurry. The shine this way, is more natural than the shine obtained by acid based recrystallization methods. I choose to focus my business on the “maintenance” of the shine and leave diamond grinding to ones with all the equipment and staff. I was from a small town in Iowa so travelling would be an issue to get to places that even had marble flooring!

 

Maintenance companies and businesses now had another option to protect the shine they obtained from diamond grinding. It helped to maintain a high shine in between diamond grinding contract restorations.

Introducing  the new  StoneHardener™ 3 Polish?

 First they no longer could obtain a key ingredient that made SH2P the fine product it was.

 Second was to find an even more durable longer lasting shine.

 Third was to find a way to make the application easier and that would require less skill of the applicator.

 Now restoration companies can offer their clients the option of applying StoneHardener™ 3 Polish to keep a higher long lasting shine.

 Now owners of shopping malls, Hotels, Restaurants, and Commercial Buildings can reduce their costs of upkeep of their natural stone flooring. Imagine just dust mopping and cleaning the floor nightly instead of repeated spray buffing of the flooring. Imagine no longer seeing wear patterns in the finish that eventually will require either diamond grinding or stripping and recoating of a was like product.

StoneHardener™ 3 Polish can be touched up seamlessly with no stripping required. Maintenance companies may not like the elimination of stripping and waxing of marble flooring but the owners should love the lowered maintenance costs. The stone surface will be harder, more abrasion-resistant and more durable. The stone is also protected from a wider range of contaminates such as oil, acetone, coffee and other beverage spills.

Please email me for product details and pricing.