From prestigious office buildings to college campuses, natural stone floors enhance the look and feel of almost any facility. Proper care on a consistent basis preserves the value of terrazzo, marble, granite, travertine, concrete and other stone materials. But mopping alone isn’t enough.
Professional refinishing with quality products helps to maintain appearance and enhance safety, according to Vic LaRico, Stone Division Account Manager for Mid America Specialty Services.
Stone floor refinishing includes removing accumulated damage, followed by a floor protection system that facilitates easier maintenance through ongoing burnishing and cleaning.
Distinctness of Image for Outstanding Appearance
Dirty floors make a bad impression from the moment someone first walks through the door. Tracked-in water, dirt and mud leave behind unsightly scratches and scuff marks. Particles get trapped in grout lines and scratches, making floors even harder to clean.
Effective stone restoration gets rid of dirt and scratches to bring back the natural beauty of the material. A quality sealer provides long-lasting strength and shine, which can be maintained by ongoing cleaning and burnishing. The result is a stunning appearance as indicated by a higher distinctness of image score, which measures how sharply and crisply images are reflected on a surface.
High-Traction Finish for Maximum Floor Safety
That same tracked-in moisture that degrades the appearance of your floors also makes them less safe. In fact, it’s estimated that slip and fall accidents are responsible for a disproportionate share of workers’ compensation claims.
To reduce the cost of workers’ comp and liability, it is critical to maintain a coefficient of friction of 0.60 or higher on your stone floors. Advanced cleaning and sealing products create an NFSI-certified high-traction surface that helps to prevent slip and fall accidents. You’ll also enjoy increased hardness and easier maintenance.
How It Works
The restoration process begins by stripping away old coatings and honing to remove scratches, lippage and other flaws. After initial restoration, refinishers apply advanced technology such as the 3M™ Stone Floor Protection System. It protects concrete, marble, terrazzo and similar surfaces and makes them resistant to stains, scuffs and scratches.
The floor retains high traction and distinctness of image longer, thus, routine cleaning becomes easier. Burnishing three to four times per month helps to clear up scratches and blemishes. Utilizing a neutral cleaner and automatic scrubber keeps a stone flooring looking its best.
At Mid America Specialty Services, our technicians protect and preserve the value of your floors through expert stone refinishing services.
Contact us to speak with an account representative. We look forward to answering your questions.