Frequently Asked Questions

Crab Orchard Stone/Tennessee Quartzite

Suggested Protection Options As described by the Marble Institute of America’s Dimension Stone Design Manual: Most types of Quartz-based stones are clastic sedimentary stone, composed of particles or grains usually cemented with varying amounts of either hydrous silica or crystalline quartz… Crab Orchard Stone/Tennessee...

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Winter Polishing Procedures

In winter, there may be differences with the polishing procedure due to seasonal changes such as cooler floor temperatures and the addition of melting salts which can migrate indoors. With regards to the floor temperature, this could make it more difficult to rinse the floor properly which could leave films and/or residues behind…. Winter Polishing...

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Procedure for Diamond Grinding Marble/Granite

NOTE: There are specific diamonds for marble and designated diamonds for granite. Step 1: Check for lippage and overall condition of floor Step 2: Stage Equipment • Mop, mop bucket and wringer • Wet dry vacuum • 17” or 20” weighted floor machine and/or weighted pad driver (Optimum total wt 140#) Step 3: Provide Materials • 4-5 stages of diamond discs (5 each grit) • 17” or 20”...

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Procedure for Use of Majestic Honing Powder

Equipment and Materials: 1. 175 rpm fl oor machine with Majestic drive pad 2. Two natural/hogs hair buffing pads 3. Majestic Honing Powder – 250 and 400 grit 4. Spray bottle of water 5. Easy mask or plastic sheeting for masking 6. Wet vac, mop, bucket, sponge, rags, etc. Instructions: 1. Protect adjoining surfaces such as carpeting with masking material. 2. Plan to hone a maximum of about...

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Procedure for Majestic Cleaners and Strippers

Majestic Neutral Cleaner – Floors 1. Dust, mop, sweep, or vacuum the floor to remove any loose dirt that may be present. 2. For normal cleaning mix 1 part Majestic Neutral Cleaner to 16 parts water. (Approximately 1 cup per gallon of water) For heavy soiled floors mix 1 part cleaner to 6 parts water. Note: To avoid foaming be sure to put the water in the container first and add the...

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Procedure for Polishing Marble Countertops, Walls, and Stairs with a Hand Grinder

Equipment and Materials 1. Variable speed hand held grinder. 2. Velcro backed diamond pad holder for grinder. 3. Pump/sprayer to supply water to the grinder. 4. Diamond abrasive pads from course to fine grits. 5. Plastic sheeting and/or EZ Mask tape and duct tape for masking. 6. Sponges, rags, and wet vac for water control. Instructions 1. Mask off walls, floors, carpet and other areas that may...

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