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Step 1: Intensive Cleaning

This step is generally reserved for post construction sites that require intensive cleaning and protection. First we clean and remove grout film and construction dirt with HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner. This cleaner is specially formulated to remove grout residue, construction dirt, soil and light wax coats. Under good conditions 300 square feet can be cleaned at a time. The HMK R55 solution is applied to the surface and worked with equipment which is designed to agitate and remove surface debris for 30 minutes. When this is complete the surface is flood rinsed and the material along with the debris is extracted. Before going on to step 2 the surface must be allowed to dry for 24 hours!

Our process is a three step procedure which ranges from post construction intensive cleaning to restoration and on-going maintenance. The specific program for each natural stone surface will vary due to the condition of the stone and/or the stage of construction.

The procedures outlined here are preformed following time honored steps used by professional in the quarries to cut and hone their stone products. It will return the stones natural texture and feel causing the the stone material to appear as they did when they were initially installed. At the same time the stone surface will be tightened to prevent further damage, promote a natural healing from harsh solvents, and slow the stone's continued wear. You will find that the results obtained from this three step process will provide a clean natural texture that is safe for both the environment and the people who live and work in it.

Step 2: Impregnator

P2 Impregnator, is applied to the surface. This product is a solvent free water-based impregnator for interior and exterior use on all polished marble and limestone and other acid-sensitive surfaces. P2 provides exceptional protection against water, dirt, grease and is easily applied and leaves the stone looking natural. Free of silicone and waxes P2 bonds with the stone.

Step 3: On Going Maintenance

Routine cleaning should be done with pH Neutral stone soaps and conditioners. This will guarantee lasting beauty and appearance of the stone. Only pH-7 Neutral 100% no-rinse products should be used. The "no-rinse" feature insures the conditioning that is essential for any natural material. Under most conditions thorough cleaning is completed once ever 9 to12 months. This will remove any residue build up of the conditioner and stone soap maintenance products.

 

Important Notes:

Industry Neutral (pH 8-9) are much too harsh and will damage the natural polish while discoloring the stone over a period of time.  Any surface coating such as wax and acrylics are softer than the textured stone. Therefore these products scratch and wear faster. They also cause build up, scuff, yellow and trap dirt. They tend to be slippery and end up having to be replaced over time.

 

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