How do I Select the Best Method to Restore My Stone Surface?



After you establish the type of stone, the condition and the customers expectations, you can move forward with a specific restoration program. In the case of a calcium based stone such as limestone, marble, travertine, terrazzo, etc. when diamond grinding is not needed (deep scratches) Majestic 5X Gold Polishing Powder (Potassium Oxalate) is an excellent […]

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each of the Polishing Methods?



There are four basic methods used today to create a shine on natural stone floors: Buffing with polishing powders and compounds, grinding with diamond abrasives, crystallization and applying barrier coatings. Each method may not be effective on all stone types and the use of more than one may be necessary. Polishing Powders and Compounds are fine grains of […]

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What are the Different Polishing Methods for Stone Floors?



There are four basic methods used today to create a shine on natural stone floors: Buffing with polishing powders and compounds, grinding with diamond abrasives, crystallization and applying barrier coatings. Each method may not be effective on all stone types and the use of more than one may be necessary. Polishing Powders and Compounds are fine grains of […]

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How do I Select the Most Appropriate Stone for My Needs?



Line up a few of the stone samples you are considering and do the following tests. Marble and limestone contain calcium that is very sensitive to acids while granite is not. If a drop of acid is placed on the stone and it begins to “fizz” it is marble or limestone. Marble will generally react […]

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How do I Identify My Stone Surface using Chemical or Physical Means?



Line up a few of the stone samples you are considering and do the following tests. Marble and limestone contain calcium that is very sensitive to acids while granite is not. If a drop of acid is placed on the stone and it begins to “fizz” it is marble or limestone. Marble will generally react […]

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How do I Visually Identify My Stone Surface?



Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed predominantly of a calcium carbonate but may contain traces of iron, magnesium and fossils or shell formations. It ranges in color from light gray to buff and is relatively consistent in color with little or no veining. It may show traces of fossils, pit holes, iron spots, and streaks […]

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