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Polishing Stone Floors

POLISHING STONE FLOOR SURFACES

PRODUCT NEEDED: SURFACE TYPE:
SCI-M2™ Marble
SCI-GD™ Dark Granite
SCI-GL™ Light Granite
SCI-M2™ Travertine
SCI-M2™ Limestone
SCI-TZ™ Terrazzo
SCI-TZ™ Agglomerates
  • Hogs Hair & White Buffing Pads (For pricing call 1-800-839-1654)

Reason: To polish the crystals of the stone surface to restore a surface shine.

Summary: When the crystals in a polished stone surface become dull, the natural stone polish will begin to fade. The crystals in the stone surface reflect light to produce a surface shine. As the crystals wear down from sediment and foot traffic, they need to be repolished with an SCI POLISHING POWDER. These products will allow the crystals to reflect light evenly for a bright shine.

ADVANTAGES:

  • It is the natural way to safely polish stone.
  • It is very easy to use.

PROCEDURES:

Polishing with an Automatic Scrubber:

  1. Dust mop the surface using a clean dust mop.
  2. Remove all topical coatings with STONE STRIPPER.
    (Solvent based coatings must be removed with a solvent based stripper.)
  3. Wet mop the stone surface using a MARBALEX.
  4. Install a hogs hair or white pad to the drive pad of the machine.
    (Use hogs hair pads for more worn surfaces.)
  5. Generously spray water to the floor surface not to exceed a 160 square foot area.
  6. Sprinkle an SCI POWDER on to the wet surface.
    (1 - 2 tablespoon of powder per 16 square feet.)
  7. Proceed forward and backward with the scrubber staying within the perimeter of the wet area.
    -For repolishing more worn surfaces, complete 8 to 10 passes.
    -For maintenance, complete 4 to 6 passes.
  8. Use a squeegee to move the loose paste off of the work surface to see if the desired polish has developed. If it has not, push the paste back onto the work area.
  9. Continue the buffing motion until the desired polish appears.
    Additional product may be used as necessary.
  10. Extract the paste with the scrubber vacuum.
  11. Mop rinse with MARBALEX to neutralize any residues.
  12. Buff with a clean and soft white polishing pad.
  13. Maintain the polish by cleaning with Marbalex.

Polishing with a Manual 175 Low RPM Buffing Machine:

  1. Dust mop the surface using a clean dust mop.
  2. Remove all topical coatings with STONE STRIPPER.
    (Solvent based strippers must be removed with a solvent-based stripper.)
  3. Wet mop the stone surface using MARBALEX and let it dry.
  4. Spray water to the floor surface not to exceed a 16 square foot area.
  5. For Repolishing more worn surfaces, use aggressive Hogs Hair pads.
    For Maintaining a polish, use clean White pads.
  6. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of SCI.