Crystallization is a method of creating high-gloss finish on calcium bearing stone floors, such as marble, limestone, and travertine.
It is a process in which a steel wool pad is used in combination with a weighted floor machine and crystallization chemicals which result to “mirror-like” shine on floor surfaces.
It creates a microfilm on the surface brought about by the combination of friction and chemical reaction. The compound formed protects the surface, making it resistant to stains while preserving both color and luster. Continue reading →
Surface finishing brings out unique aesthetic features of stone materials. The ornamental function and other technical characteristics, like slipperiness and resistance to wear and weather conditions, are strongly influenced by which type is applied to the product. The following are the most common finishes for stone:
Undoubtedly the most widely used finish for granites and marbles. Polishing uses high-grade machines and polishing abrasives to produce highly reflective brilliance on stone surfaces. It highlights the stone’s full color and crystal structure.
Moreover, it is the least porous of all the finishes available. This does not mean, however, that it won’t be required sealer application. Some stones are porous and will need to be sealed regardless of their surface finish. Continue reading →