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Moisture Issues in Quartzite... Everything you need to know!

Quartzite is all the rage these days, but let's face it - it's not all sunshine and rainbows. In this article, we'll delve into the pesky issue of moisture that plagues quartzite and brainstorm some clever solutions.

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Basic Guidelines for Three-step Restoration Procedure for Polished Stone Floors (Part 1)

Read Part 2Read Part 3 Please note that these guidelines refer to "average" situations only. It implies that you cannot establish the precise sequence of different steps beforehand. The exact actions depend upon several factors, including stone and situational factors such as: The type of stone The make of the diamond pads The kind of machines available The severity of possible etches The depth of the scratch patterns Please always keep in mind that these guidelines are not rigid like stones because professionalism and experience are the most critical factors in a restoration procedure. Three-step Procedure: Grinding Marble Floors -...

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Basic Guidelines for Three-step Restoration Procedure for Polished Stone Floors (Part 2)

Read Part 1Read Part 3 2nd Step: Honing Resin-Bond Diamond Pads You can mainly use a 100/120 grit resin-bond honing diamond pad. But it depends on what scratch patterns the de-lippage tools have left behind. Sometimes 100 Grit may still leave heavy scratch patterns, and you may need a further de-lippage cut with 200 Grit before resin bond honing. Several factors will influence the outcome of honing. They include the type of machine used and its weight, work patterns of the grinding phase, and of course, the stone type. Hence, we suggest testing a small area before honing the whole...

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Machines and Equipment for Stone Restoration Contractors (Part 2)

READ PART 1 The machinery choice depends upon factors like the company size, type of work the company does, and financial status. For Beginners The beginners may start with a mono-rotary floor device that is engineered to perform stonework. It could be a good quality 110V 17-18 inch machine. However, you may prefer a more powerful motor. Such a fundamental piece of equipment will never become obsolete and can become your pervasive everyday work-horse irrespective of your company's size and growth. Is Planetary Accessory worth it?                Some specific machines also provide the possibility of attaching a planetary accessory. You may...

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Machines & Equipment for Stone Restoration Contractors (Part 1)

READ PART 2 Stone restoration contractors can choose from several types of devices as well as equipment. First of all, the choice depends on whether you are dealing with floors, walls, or countertops. This blog will focus on machines and equipment for grinding, honing, and polishing stone floors. Different Types of Equipment for Stone Floors We can classify the available equipment for grinding, honing, and polishing stone floors into distinct groups as follows: Mono Rotary Floor Machine: They are also known as Swing Floor Machines. E.g., Mastercraft Inc. Conventional Italian Floor-Grinding Machine: They have at least one rotating head, e.g.,...

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