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Truck-Mounted Machine

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High pressure water and vacuum system designed to apply and remove a large amount of hot water rapidly and efficiently. Purchased as a carpet cleaning machine, we have adapted it for stone cleaning. Used as a highly and much more effective replacement for mop buckets and shop vacs.

Topcoat Sealers

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Designed to lay on top of the stone and change appearance ranging from a low to high shine. Prevents liquids from soaking into the stone. This type of sealer is prone to scratching, dulling and peeling. Regular maintenance is required to keep the sealer intact and looking good.

Satin Finish

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A low luster glow for Travertine or Limestone. Reflections from overhead lighting and outside light sources are a soft glow. This finish provides a clean even sheen.

Penetrating or Impregnating Sealers

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Designed to penetrate the pores of the stone and prevent liquids from soaking into the stone. Helpful in keeping liquids out and lessen the severity of etching, but will not prevent etching. This type of sealer will not alter the appearance of the stone in any way if applied properly.

Medium Polish

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A custom finish that is definitely a shine, but has no defined stopping point. The shine level can be adjusted to be less or more shiny depending on homeowner taste.

Lippage

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Uneven edges from tile to tile. When one tile sits higher than the one(s) adjacent to it. An acceptable amount of lippage should be up to the thickness of a dime or credit card. The possibility of lippage should be discussed between homeowner and installer before starting the project. Stone floors can be ground (see “grinding”) but is not the recommended solution. Grinding can cause permanent changes that may be considered unacceptable.

Honed and Filled Travertine 

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It is not clear why the term “honed” is used when referring to new Travertine, Marble or Limestone because new stone is very un-uniform, dull, chalky and dusty looking. A “honed” stone does not look very “sharp” in appearance as the term would suggest. It lends more to a dirty look, which most homeowners consider unattractive rather than practical.

Honing

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Webster says: “the process of sharpening something”, such as a tool or skills. In the stone finishing industry,honing has as many different meanings as there are stone finishers honing stone. The finisher may refer to it as a procedure, the tile retailer may refer to it as a look or shine of the stone. The term has become too diluted and over-used to provide and accurate description. We don’t like the term and believe our ” Custom Abrasive Process” is far more descriptive as a procedure for stone. Our different finishes offered have their own categories to aptly describe the resulting shine of the stone.

Hone

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Webster says: “the process of sharpening something”, such as a tool or skills. In the stone finishing industry,honing has as many different meanings as there are stone finishers honing stone. The finisher may refer to it as a procedure, the tile retailer may refer to it as a look or shine of the stone. The term has become too diluted and over-used to provide and accurate description. We don’t like the term and believe our ” Custom Abrasive Process” is far more descriptive as a procedure for stone. Our different finishes offered have their own categories to aptly describe the resulting shine of the stone.