My experience in this kind of situations is that the reason why they waxed the floor to begin with is that it was already worn and they picked cheap alternative if you will.
I would give them 2 options: to strip only (that's what they will pick) and strip & restore. Don't count on easy pass with just running polishing powders. If you get lucky and after stripping you discover that floor is in good shape you can lower your restoration estimate and make sound like you are giving them good deal.
Adam Bartos
BiO Tile
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM, Fred Hueston <> wrote:
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 <> 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" <> wrote:

Hi Partners,


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,






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