I agree that some time if the floors are extra dirt you will
need to use an alkaline based cleaner and then use the honing powders. I always
finish a floor with a neutral cleaning .
John E. Freitag
The Stone and Tile School
From: Stuart Young
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 10:09 PM
To: Restoration and Maintenance
Subject: RE: [sccpartners] Honing vs Cleaning and Seal
My experience with this is
cleaning travertine in a showroom. The stone was very dirty. I cleaned it 1st
with an alkaline cleaner and theen used 800 grit honing powder. I
compared that to a sectiion where I only used the honing powder instead of cleaning
1st. When I did the 2 steps the stone was slightly cleaner looking.
From: Roger Konarski <email@example.com>
Subject: [sccpartners] Honing vs Cleaning and Seal
To: "Restoration and Maintenance"
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 5:12 PM
On a new installation, such as limestone. If one
hones the floor with loose abrasives, to give it a more consistent finish.
Is there any reason to scrub the floor 1st with a neutral
cleaner to remove surface residue? Wouldn’t honing powders also clean the
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