MB Stone ORIGINAL Stone Restoration Class
Our class location is in our new facility in North Carolina
Class will be held at 3195 Airport Blvd Suite F Wilson, NC
(Approximately 45 minutes away from the Raleigh Durham International Airport)
Presenting Maurizio Bertoli's expert approach to stone restoration with MB Stone owner Stu Rosen's twist and advances. Stu Rosen worked with Maurizio for several years, and has been heading up MB's contracting operations for quite some time. Stu runs a successful restoration company and still spends much time working in the field. He will share with you the wisdom he has gained over a career of experience as well as the trade secrets that made Maurizio Bertoli's expert approach to stone care world famous. You will also be provided access to technical support at any time. We'll be here to help you if you need us!
Throughout the days of classes dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to get started, Stu will pass on the passion and wisdom that Maurizio shared with so many. The class provides attendees with an unbiased look into stone restoration equipment, tools, diamonds, polishing compounds and accessories. Additionally, the unparalleled MB line of products will be available for purchase.
The entire seminar will span 6 days and is about 95% hands-on. Class will start each day at 9 AM and end when someone cries Uncle.
Lunch will also be provided daily.
We have expanded our class to 6 days in order to accommodate the different levels of expertise of our students. The class will be broken up into 4 parts:
Day 1 - For the Novice student, who will need a more thorough introduction to stone restoration and hands-on practice using the tools and machinery needed for the job.
Days 2-5 - For any level student, who will benefit from an introduction, refresher or who just wants to learn more in-depth techniques of stone restoration / refinishing. This portion is considered our core class for all students, novice or advanced; If you are only interested in counter tops or floors, you may also choose that option only.
Counter top will be days 2 and 3 - will include chip and crack repair as well
Floors will be covered on days 4 and 5 - this will cover walls too.
Day 6 - For the Advanced student, who wants to dive deeper or maybe just a little refresher. For students who have questions or would like additional hands-on training, opportunities to stay afterwards with the instructors will be available.
Because of the high demand of this training class, it is beneficial to all to break the class in to separate levels, giving everyone the extra time needed to learn all they can. You can sign up for all 6 days or just for the days you need. Discounts will apply to those who are taking all three classes or have been to one of our core classes before. To provide a more conducive learning experience, and to ensure all students have an opportunity to work the equipment, classes will be limited to 10-12 students. Join us for this one-of-a-kind, interactive training experience.
Stone restoration is not about following static recipes or blocks of instructions. Stone restoration is about thinking on your feet and applying a broad set of fundamental expertise to solve unexpected or previously unseen problems. That is why we believe in a hands-on learning experience for all of our students. A copy of Maurizio Bertoli’s book (the natural stone restoration bible as we refer to it) will be sent out upon enrolling in the core portion of class or any combination of 2 segments. This will give you a great opportunity for some advanced reading. This invaluable resource is included as a part of your tuition. After attending, you will have all access pass to technical support pretty much around the clock. ( Who are we kidding, we'll help you even if you don't come to the class.) And remember.....you are welcome to come back for a free refresher. One of the benefits of becoming part of the family!!
* There will be transportation available from the hotel to the class everyday and lunch will also be provided.
The class and conversation continue as we share dinner together as well. Of course this is optional.
Wilson, NC 27896
Be sure to mention MB Stone to get a discounted rate.
TOPICS COVERED IN STANDARD CLASS
(NOTE: listing is not indicative of the order the training is conducted and we are constantly adding to the list to provide the most comprehensive training experience available)
Introductions and background
- Dedication to Maurizio Bertoli (About MB. How and Why the product lines were developed. The mission of MB Stone.
- Basic petrography (Stone identification and understanding)
The Maintenance of Natural Stone (lecture and hands on)
- Examples and Samples of Machines and Equipment
- Refinishing Natural Stone-Lippage Removal, Honing, Polishing (to include both dry and wet polishing techniques)
- Tools of the Trade-What makes it all Happen (Diamonds are not just a girls best friend)
- Stain Removal (a little Witchcraft)
- Chip And Crack Repair (floors and counters)
- Shower Stall Restoration along with caulking and grout repair.
- Countertop Restoration (Marble, Granite, & Engineered stone.)
- Terrazzo Refinishing.
- Intensive Grout Cleaning techniques and equipment
- Chip and crack repair
How to getting started in the stone restoration industry
- Pre Qualification of the customer.
- Marketing, Pricing, Contracts, Advertising, Profiting
All topics Covered will be demonstrated by instructors to show the procedure. Then students will have the opportunity to get on machines and work what they have been shown for themselves. During this course, each student will fix a crack, polish a vertical and horizontal piece of stone, and hone and polish a floor section using one of our Klindex planetary and/or a Swing machines. And, don’t forget, we will be available after the official end of each days training session for students that wish to get some additional practice and to make sure students have a grasp of everything we covered.
For those who desire even more in depth interaction with our expert trainers, MB STONE now also offers this training as a semi-private class. We ask you have at least 4 - 5 students. It will be 21 hours of instruction presented in a two 10.5 hour or three 7 hour days. These classes will follow the same core topics listed above but in an even more dynamic fashion with lots of hands on training.
This class is endorsed by MB Stone and promises the same level of stone expertise that is the hallmark of our company. As always, MB Stone is committed to "Education Before Any Sale."
WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL THAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? Please contact the office at 888-509-5831. Don't delay. Sign up today.
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