The CleanPro® Slate Floor Stripping and Refinishing Process Will Clean Your Slate Floors. We Then Apply 5 Coats of Protective Sealer.
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Before Stripping & Refinishing
After Stripping & Refinishing
PreparationAttention will be given to all areas that need to be taped off and protected. All spots, stains, and marks will be hand scrubbed and scraped to remove all blemishes possible. All grout lines will be pre-soaked with stripping solutions for maximum stripping.
Machine StrippingAll Slate flooring will be machine stripped clean, using a 160 lb. Mercury 175 r.p.m. floor scrubber, equipped with a .46 grit silicon tynex brush. This stiff nylon brush, with different length bristles, will completely strip the Slate floor removing wax, dirt, and grime. All edges, corners and grout lines will be hand stripped clean. This stripping method will not harm the Slate flooring. All of the cleaning chemicals are biodegradable and environmentally safe.
Any Slate flooring with Urethane coating will need to be stripped using Zip-Strip.
Cleanup and RinseAfter the Slate floors are stripped clean all of the solutions will be removed. The floors are then given a complete mopping and thorough rinse with a low ph neutralizing solution for maximum sealer adhesion.
VacuumingAfter the Slate floors have completely dried they are vacuumed with an Electrolux Olympia Vacuum cleaner with a 3 layer dust filter. This will insure a perfectly clean floor for the application of the Slate floor sealer and Slate floor finishes. At this point any finish or urethane left from the Slate stripping will be hand sanded with 60 grit paper.
FinishingNow that all the Slate floors are clean and dust free the first coat of Spartan Terra Glaze will be applied. This coat will take approximately 20-30 minutes to dry. The second coat will then be applied to all the slate flooring. As the porosity of Slate varies, additional coats may be needed, or the Slate floor may need to be buffed at 2000 r.p.m. to achieve maximum shine Terra Glaze is an acrylic polymer seal developed exclusively for use on stone flooring. A 25% solids metal interlock formulation, Terra Glaze conditions, seals, and protects the natural beauty of stone. Once applied, Terra Glaze becomes a hard, tough seal that combats stone's inherent susceptibility to damage and deterioration due to abrasion, scratching, scuffing, and wear.