as in most cases hotel and other always cry poor, unfortunately you have been ask to do something , like make chicken soup out of chicken poop .
The best you can offer is to strip the wax from the floor , this will allow you to see the damage to the floor. Then you can offer a repolish using granite polishing powders and crystallizer. Or you could offer to the customer a restoration/ maintenance program. Depending upon the sq.ft. you can determine how many days it will take to restore the floor, keep they somewhat polished and offer your customer a program where you will restore a certain amount of floor each month and as you restore those areas you will maintain them. This give the property the opportunity to improve the floors and spread the cost of restoration over a longer period of time, thus eliminating the capital expense.
If you are interested on how a program like this works I will need the sq.ft of the building and a foor print of the building where the stone is, then we could put together a restoration/ maintenance program they may be able to afford.
John E. Freitag
The Stone and Tile School
It always amazes me how hotels never have any money for their floors but have plenty of money for things like christmas parties, new carpeting etc. Afraid there is no short cuts. if the floor has been waxed that long it is most likely worn. You can try polishing but I doubt they will be happy with it and will probably want it done for what they would pay to have it waxed.
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Georgia <email@example.com> wrote:
That wax needs to come off. Wax is a lazy cheap way to try to hide imperfections and make a fake shine. It traps dirt and os a maintenance plan nightmare on top of it suffocating the granite. One option would be to break down the restoration into different appointments. First to strip and make it healthy and then the next step at the next appointment...each visit would bring that surface closer and closer to its natural and healthier luster. Then, they can pay bit by bit.
On Dec 12, 2011 9:52 AM, "Jason Francis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am looking for some feedback on this one. It is a lobby floor, several KSF, of lippy granite that has been maintained by waxing for at least two decades. The hotel is not in a position to restore the floor, unfortunately. I would like to provide another option beside putting finish back on it, after it is stripped, if possible. I am wondering if steel wool and powder would do much, or perhaps mb-20, mb-8? Any other suggestions?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Sales/ Lead Stone Pro
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Red Hook, NY 12571
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