You could if the installation is solid. Other wise you could crack some tiles. Main concern is traveling on the tiles via its wheels. Two wheels have more down pressure that the pads doing the sanding

On 10/31/11 10:31 AM, "" <> wrote:

Let me add an additional question. We also polish concrete. The machines we use are the Lavina 25's. The machine itself weighs 380lbs with out the weights. Is it possible to run this type of equipment over the stone? I understand that it runs at a considerably higher speed, however we are talking about a 400 grit diamond. That would darken the stone and add a bit if sheen to the finish. Thoughts? Thanks again.


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From: "John Freitag" <>
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 10:03 am
Subject: [sccpartners] Basalt
To: "Restoration and Maintenance" <>

I would recommend you trying StoneCare Central Solvent based color enhancer.
This enhancer is an impregnating color enhancer unlike other that leave a
topical residue on top of the surfacc/

Another option would be to hone higher, with each cut you will bring back
more color.

John E. Freitag
The Stone and Tile School
Office 407-567-7652
Cell 407-615-0134


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From: []
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 8:56 AM
To: Restoration and Maintenance
Subject: [sccpartners] Basalt


I have been working on a project for the last couple months. Client had
basalt shipped unfinished and installed  in his new home. They have 3,500
sqft. on main floor. We were hired to finish on site. At first they wanted
stone brought to 200 finish and color enhansed. After our initial cut they
fell in love with the lighter gray color and asked us to change the finish
to exclude the color enhanser. Now that we have brought the whole floor up
to 200 and sealed (and cabinets/appliances etc. have been set) they are
not quite loving the color they have. Their question and mine, Is there a
color enhanser that will not darken the stone to black, like the example I
did with the StoneTech enhanser? Each pass with the diamonds darkens the
stone a degree. I'm open to suggestions. Should I reccomend one more pass
up to 400 to change the shade a little? Is there anything out there that
will slightly alter the shade of the stone? I look forward to your input.
Thanks in advance.

46 delippage disk
70 grit metal
100 grit hybrid
200 grit resin

Ron Moore, President
American Stone Care, Inc.
16458 Lone Oak Place
Hamilton, VA. 20158
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