You may have heard. |
"You have to be an expert to refinish marble."
"It takes years of training to make money in Stone Care."
"Every stone is different and must be treated differently."
"Stone care is an art."
For a long time, I believed this. I believed that the barrier to entry to getting into the stone refinishing business was so great that it would keep carpet cleaners and other cleaning trades out of the business for years. In a way this is still true. There are so many shortcuts being created to make it so you can get into the business without a lot knowledge, or training, and without new investment in equipment. But why take a shortcut? When you use many of these new products you are not delivering the same quality work that a trained stone refinishing professional will provide.
So what is the alternative? Learn how to do it right.
This book is designed for the beginner. It briefly explains the language and terms of the trade that you will need to confidently talk to customers during estimates. You will get a brief background in the chemistry and chemicals needed as well as an in depth look at the abrasives and methods used to refinish marble, travertine, and limestone floors. Each section includes a step by step procedural recommendation that can be adapted for your use.
Each section is highlighted with full color pictures and explanations of the services and many of the steps needed to strip, deep clean, refinish, polish, and seal natural stone.
The book is divided into 3 parts.
Part 1 - Essential Knowledge - Including Fillers and filling holes, basic geology and chemistry of stone, an explanation of pH and the pH scale, Acids, Oxalic acid, Strippers.
Part 2 - Essential Skills - Including step by step guidelines for most of the services that you can offer with your new skills.
Part 3 - Post Completion - Including educating your customers on floor maintenance and what to look out for.
- Procedures for deep cleaning natural stone & tile
- Procedures for Stripping smooth and textured stone, tile, & pavers
- Procedures for refinishing Marble, Travertine, & Limestone (MTL) to a hone or polish
- Procedures for chemically polishing MTL
- Procedures for sealing MTL & Granite.
With this knowledge and some practice you can create exceptional projects like this.
- Explanation of the cause of many maintenance problems.
- Procedures that your customers can use to care for their surfaces.
- • 107 Pages
• Perfect Bound
• Full Color Printing
• Matte Finish Pages
• Available in hard cover upon request, at an additional cost.