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  1. What are the Primary Methods for Obtaining Shine on Natural Stone Floors?
    09 Mar, 2016
    What are the Primary Methods for Obtaining Shine on Natural Stone Floors?
    What Are the Primary Methods for Obtaining Shine on Natural Stone Floors? Grinding with diamond abrasives, crystallization, applying barrier coatings, and buffing with polishing powders and compounds are the most common methods used to create shine on natural stone floors today. It is important to note that each method is not necessarily effective on all types of stone and using more than one may ultimately be necessary. Read on to learn more about which method may be best for you,
  2. travertine polishing
    04 May, 2016
    Travertine Lippage Problems in Delray Beach
    Stone Inspection and Solutions by Kelly DaSilva I received a call from a new homeowner from Delray Beach Florida, she requested an inspection for the new travertine floors they had just installed by another contractor. Problem: The previous contractor did not properly installed the travertine and a lot of  the tiles were presenting a lippage problems where one is tile higher than the other, the travertine was also dull and full of stains after the installation was performed, the homeowner also
  3. Terrazzo Flooring
    15 Mar, 2016
    Terrazzo Flooring
    Terrazzo Flooring Many older historic homes have terrazzo as their original flooring. The good news is that if this is the case, working with Marble Doctors can enable you to restore the terrazzo floors like new again, even if there are multiple layers of other floors on top of the original terrazzo. In some situations, your terrazzo may simply need repair or polishing. Terrazzo is one of the oldest types of sustainable floors and is typically defined as composite material poured in precast
  4. going green travertine restoration
    11 Mar, 2016
    Green Sustainable Maintenance Aproach
    Stone Inspection by Kelly DaSilva Just few months ago I received a call from a new home owner from Plantation Florida, he requested an inspection for the travertine floors of the home he had just purchased.  Problem: The floor had numerous coatings of crystallization and waxes and the new home owner wanted to find out if we could refinish and restore his travertine floors on a technique that is Green and Sustainable. Investigation: We performed a detailed inspection of the past maintanance
  5. What is Travertine?
    03 Mar, 2016
    What is Travertine?
    Travertine is a limestone, or calcium carbonate, that forms in layers around mineral-laden natural hot springs. It is often incorrectly labeled marble, which is a different type of limestone.. It comes in several different colors including ivory, beige, walnut, and gold. It is one of the most versatile natural stones on earth and can have four major finishes: polished (shiny), honed (matte) brushed and tumbled (textured surfaces). The type of finish given to the travertine will determine how
  6. Did you know?
    03 Mar, 2016
    Did you know?
    Approximately 50% of granite’s weight is oxygen. All the granite we can see came from between 1 and 20 miles below the earth’s surface. The word granite comes from the Latin word granum, meaning ‘grain’ – probably due to its granular appearance, caused as molten rock cools beneath the Earth’s surface and solidifies as quartz, feldspar, mica and small quantities of other minerals. These minerals give granite its speckled look. Granite is more durable and stain resistant than limestone,
  7. Crystallization
    23 Feb, 2016
    Crystallization - A Death Sentence to your Marble Floors
    In our many years of practice, we have worked on many different natural stone projects and marble restoration is the most common of all. We get questions from “how do I keep the high shine?” to “what’s the cheapest way to do it?”  I guess most restoration companies would right away say “crystallization” is the answer. But what is crystallization? Let’s take a look at its pros and cons. Crystallization This method also known as vitrification makes use of a chemical and steel wool pads that

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