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I was called to remove a heavy wax coating on a granite floor. I’ve discovered that the janitorial company has been stripping and waxing this floor for several years. The problem is the granite is developing small pits and appears to be falling

The problem may be with the strippers that have been used. Many strippers have an alkaline pH and this can lead to the deposit of alkaline salts in the pores of the granite. If the stripper is not rinsed throughly and any stripper residue is left... Read More

I have a marble floor job that has several coats of polyurethane on it. I want to remove this coating and restore the stone to its original condition but the floor is located in a hospital and I cannot use any chemical that has a noxious odor.

There are several ways to remove polyurethane coatings without using strong odor chemicals. Space age technology has arrived and there are some new products on the market available for removing these coatings and some have no odor at all. These... Read More

Can an impregnator be used to waterproof stone?

No. Be careful, the idea of an impregnator is to make the stone water resistant, not waterproof. In order to make the stone waterproof we would need to completely block the pores of the stone. If this is desired I would recommend a topical coating.... Read More

Will application of an impregnator make the stone slippery?

If the product you are using is a true impregnator it will not add or subtract from the slip-resistance of the stone. The impregnator is designed to penetrate below the surface of the stone. Check the product label carefully.CAUTION If an impregnator... Read More

We have a beautiful set of stone steps leading to our front door. They are polished and very slippery when it rains. Is there any treatment we can apply to make them less slippery? I am afraid someone will fall and break their neck.

There are several options for making the steps less slippery. Option 1. The steps can be honed and the polish removed. The high-gloss shine will be gone, but the steps will be less slippery. Option 2. Slip tape can purchased at your hardware or home... Read More

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