Granite Floor maintenance program in restaurant Baird Standish 29 Jul 2009 17:05 EDT
Was wondering if someone could give me some advice on how to structure
a maintenance program for the following:
We were contacted by an out of state contractor who handle maintenance
for a multi-location high end restaurant.  They asked me to look at
the floor situation in the  restaurant here and give them a
recommendation for floor upkeep.  They themselves have no opinion as
far as I can tell.  Before going into the restaurant, they told me
that they thought the floors were marble and believed that companies
in other cities honed and polished The floors.  I looked at the floors
and it appears to be 1,800 sf of polished granite.  The granite tiles
range from very black to white with different colors in between.  The
floors all appears to be in very good shape, with the exception of the
revolving door and two bathrooms.  In the main area, I don't think I
could really do anything to make a noticeable improvement except
clean.  The bathrooms, however, appear to be more beaten-up.  Not
knowing granite as well as marble, I can't really tell if they are
just dirty or need some polishing, or perhaps honing and polishing.
The scratch patterns are not like what I usually see in marble, the
floor is just not as crisp as it could be (see picture below).  There
is also a circular black granite area corresponding to the revolving
door that appears dull and perhaps caked with rubber from the
flanges.  In any event, was wondering if anyone has some advice for a
relative granite neophyte.

Baird Standish
Facility Specialists, LLC