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THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF MARBLE CRYSTALLIZATION

15 Feb 2022 AAF La Providence

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La Providence offers its clients a very specific range of cleaning services, in addition to its standard ones.

Indeed, our experienced cleaning teams can also provide marble crystallisation services.

Our aim is to ennoble each of our clients' marble spaces to create a truly high end experience for their most prestigious guests.

This is why La Providence thoroughly trains its teams in the different crystallization methods to guarantee optimal results.

Find out more about this very specific and useful cleaning process.

Why carry out a marble crystallization?

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Due to its prestigious and luxurious appearance, marble needs to be looked after regularly using specific methods to protect it from the many damage it may encounter on a daily basis. This routine maintenance helps marble preserve its elegant appearance and natural shine over time. A well-maintained marble floor adds to the aesthetics and harmony of our clients' premises as well as to their corporate image.

Through crystallisation, the marble grows stronger and brighter, to the effect desired.  This process consists of several steps, each taking into account the characteristics of the stone.

All marble surfaces can be treated by crystallization. Depending on the nature of surface, our teams choose the appropriate tools and products to achieve the most aesthetic result and enhance the overall charm of the place.

How crystallization works

Marble crystallisation modifies the molecular structure of the stone over a thin layer by means of a chemical reaction of magnesium fluosilicate and calcium carbonate.

This process is carried out using specific products and the use of a single-disc machine fitted with an iron disc of steel wool. The monobrush exerts a significant heating of the marble then pulverizes the product, which triggers the intended chemical reaction and quickly brings out the marble's shine.

Different steps to follow

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Sanding

Sanding is a preliminary stage to crystallization in the renovation of marble. It consists of smoothing the surface of the stone. It is a fundamental step because it also removes all dirt and scratches.  After sanding the marble with a monobrush using a diamond disc, the crystallisation is carried out using a specific product.

Crystallization

Once the floor has been stripped, crystallisation helps release the stone from the impurities that have settled in over time.

Marble crystallization is then done with a single-brush, a stainless steel disc or a crystallizing product. The final stage of this process is the buffing of the stone to achieve a beautiful shine.

Buffing

Polishing nourishes the marble, restores its shine and protects it.

In marble renovation performed by a specialist company, polishing is the finishing touch. Indeed, all scratches and other defects in the stone are fixed in the previous steps.

Buffing is carried out either manually or with a rotating single brush using interchangeable diamond pads. Specific products are used to enhance the shine of the marble.


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