The Project: Restore a dark granite floor that had only been mopped for the past 10 years.
The Opportunity: Granite is a particularly hard igneous rock with a large amount of quartz and prevalent as a construction stone. The stone tiles we were up against had been subjected to years of foot traffic, which left scratches, wear patterns, and damage all over the floor, particularly the higher traffic areas. Because the stone is so hard, extra care must be taken to initially cut the stone using specialty stone cutting diamonds for our floor machines. While light scratches may come out with a 400 grit diamond, we had to start with 120 grit diamonds.
The Goods: Our crew spent over a week on property working in sections. It was more efficient staying with a particular grit diamond and covering more ground, and then slowly and uniformly bringing the shine back to the granite. We suspect most of the employees and guests working in this property have never seen the floor as it is intended to be. Quite a dramatic and wonderful change that can now be more easily maintained.