Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2014’

The New ANSI/NFSI B101.6 Entranceway Floor Mat standard


What you need to know regarding the proper use, selection and maintenance of your entrance mats By Russell Kendzior Each year thousands of people are injured as a result is a slip and fall when entering a building entrance to which as the first line of defense for most building owners employ is the use of entrance carpet matting. And …

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Why Should Stone Be Sealed


 Why should Natural Stone Be Sealed? To retain the beauty, preserve the life, and keep it maintainable.  Staining, discoloration, erosion, and odor absorption are all typical adversities that happen to stone if not sealed. As stone wears, abrasions damage the finish by opening up pores and exposing the stone to problems.  All natural stone is porous and what it absorbs …

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The Process of Polishing Concrete


Using a primarily mechanical process that is environmentally friendly, MARBLE Renewal polishes concrete without using coatings, waxes, harmful chemicals, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This allows the concrete to breathe, letting gas and water vapours through, enhancing its look while preventing cracking, flaking or separating—all of which can occur if epoxies or urethane coatings are used on concrete surfaces. This …

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The Benefits of Polishing Concrete


Increased Density The polishing process increases the density and compression strength (hardness) of concrete floors making them much more resistant to abrasions and impacts. Low Maintenance A polished concrete floor will never require stripping, re-coating or re-waxing. In fact, because the penetration of oil, water and other substances is minimized with the polishing process, maintenance requirements are significantly reduced. In …

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Self Help


The natural stone you have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Like any organic substance, natural stone is susceptible to certain factors that can cause it to lose its natural luster and strength including wear and tear, weather, and even the chemicals found in most common cleaners. Simple …

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Most Common Surface Problems


All materials – natural materials in particular – are perfectly imperfect. Materials will have a wide range of characteristics (i.e. factory-repaired holes, cracks and fissures). There will be variation from piece to piece. Materials will stain, scratch, etch, patina and/or effloresce. And there’s no such thing as a “perfect” installation. All of this is perfectly normal and is part of …

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