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The Secrets of After Market Terrazzo Diamond Refinishing

The Secrets of After Market Terrazzo Diamond Refinishing

Terrazzo back story Before we get to terrazzo refinishing, let's mention that the roots of terrazzo hail from Italy. Originally made as a mix of glass, marble, granite, and quartz aggregates with cement, nowadays you will come across terrazzo aggregates mixed with epoxy resin as well as with concrete. What are market's finish requirements for terrazzo floors? ...
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Large commercial terrazzo floor restoration and repair, lippage and bumps removal, grinding, honing, polishing, sealing, burnishing

Large commercial terrazzo floor restoration and repair, lippage and bumps removal, grinding, honing, polishing, sealing, burnishing

In this interesting commercial terrazzo project, we’d like to showcase some unusual challenges we came across in this project. See this video for full project coverage. The commercial building this project had taken place at had a beautifully designed terrazzo that hasn't been ever restored. The existing conditions of this terrazzo floor were in a great need of re...
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Tips for healthier travertine floors – to fill or not to fill naturally occurring holes

Tips for healthier travertine floors – to fill or not to fill naturally occurring holes

Why does travertine have holes in it? Travertine is a type of limestone. We know travertine is formed by evaporation of river and hot spring waters, so the holes normally occur where water naturally runs through the stone and leaves bubbles inside.  When choosing travertine, note that the size of the holes shows whether the stone is a premium, commercial or select cut. U...
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HOW TO FIX UNEVEN MARBLE OR TRAVERTINE FLOOR TILES? (Tile Lippage Removal)

HOW TO FIX UNEVEN MARBLE OR TRAVERTINE FLOOR TILES? (Tile Lippage Removal)

Quite often we come across natural stone tiles that are uneven or, in other words, have lippage. What could be the reasons this tile lippage occurs, you may ask? Well, there could be a few, as an example, issues during tile installation or floor setting.  Let’s say you’ve got heavy marble tiles and during installation some air bubbles stayed in mortar underneath...
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PRO Tips: Proper care for your kitchen countertop: Marble vs. Granite vs. Quartz

PRO Tips: Proper care for your kitchen countertop: Marble vs. Granite vs. Quartz

Granite and marble have been champions of countertops for quite a while. Although quartz is a man-made stone,it gained quite a popularity in the recent years. All three types of countertops have their unique beauty, aredurable, and, if properly maintained, they last a lifetime. We would like to share few tips with you to help youproperly care for countertops. Heat resistance...
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8+ refinishing system and repair of travertine tile floor. Repair of cracked tiles, filling holes, new epoxy grout, tile lippage removal and polishing to create a seamless floor

8+ refinishing system and repair of travertine tile floor. Repair of cracked tiles, filling holes, new epoxy grout, tile lippage removal and polishing to create a seamless floor

We come across natural stone tiles pretty much every week. The 8+ refinishing system of travertine tile floors has become such a popular solution for lots of our customers.  Our 8+ refinishing system is the right way out of uneven stone tiles (we also call it “tile lippage”), problems with braking grout, and constant staining and dirty grout in high traffic areas, a...
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8+ texturing system of quartzite floor – new epoxy grout and refinished quartzite from polished to leather finish

8+ texturing system of quartzite floor – new epoxy grout and refinished quartzite from polished to leather finish

WHAT IS QUARTZITE TEXTURING? Texturing quartzite floor during 8+ refinishing system - is a quite an interesting project we would like to showcase in this article. As you all might know already natural stone can be polished, honed, and it can also be textured or in other cases it might be called brushed finish, or antique finish, or leather finish. What you can see as a...
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70-year-old terrazzo floor polishing and altar marble floor restoration and repair at Catholic Church in Chicago suburbs – honing, densifying, polishing, edges, vitrification, sealing, burnishing, repair.

70-year-old terrazzo floor polishing and altar marble floor restoration and repair at Catholic Church in Chicago suburbs – honing, densifying, polishing, edges, vitrification, sealing, burnishing, repair.

70-year-old terrazzo floor polishing and altar marble floor restoration and repair at Catholic Church in Chicago suburbs – honing densifying polishing edges vitrification sealing burnishing repair This 70+ year old cement-based terrazzo floor has never been refinished. Our task is to restore it and bring the original high sheen back. This terrazzo floor was in a...
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Cement tile restoration aka concrete tile (encaustic), honing, stain removal grout cleaning, sealing. Pros and Cons. Cement tile maintenance.

Cement tile restoration aka concrete tile (encaustic), honing, stain removal grout cleaning, sealing. Pros and Cons. Cement tile maintenance.

In this article we will showcase a cement tile restoration process, talk about the origins and characteristics of cement tile, and highlight some PROS and CONS of choosing cement tiles for your home or business. ORIGINS CHARACTERISTICS OF CEMENT TILES Cement tiles come in different gorgeous patterns. They became an interesting popular floor or wall solution when one seeks...
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Severely damaged outdoor granite countertop restoration, crack and chip repair, seam leveling, broken slab fix, deep clean, buff, and seal.

Severely damaged outdoor granite countertop restoration, crack and chip repair, seam leveling, broken slab fix, deep clean, buff, and seal.

BEFORE This beautiful property is soon to be up for sale, and we are on a mission to save current homeowners big money by repairing and restoring severely damaged outdoor granite countertop instead of installing an overly expensive brand new one. Consequently, the new owners will be pleased with a great look or the original outdoor granite countertop that was installe...
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