Polishing is a type of natural stone processing in which the surface of a natural material has a characteristic mirror shine (reflection), color saturation, an identified structure and a stone pattern.
The polished stone surface is the most common processing used not only to manufacture products of natural stone (countertops, window sills, panels, bar counters), but also to face floors and walls.
Re-polishing (restoration) of floors is necessary if during long-term use, small cracks or chips appear in the stone. Restoration of natural stone or tile takes place in several stages:
- Grinding. This procedure is required to level the surface;
- Sealing. This stage is included in the work, if the stone has strong mechanical damage (deep cracks, chips, scratches). The basis of sealing is polyester glue, which, thanks to the skill of professionals, acquires the desired shade that is absolutely indistinguishable from the original colour of the stone;
- Polishing. The final stage of the restoration of natural stone;
- Crystallization of marble. Finishing stage of processing;
- Removal of drops. This procedure is resorted to when it comes to floor polishing. Removing drops is the levelling of the floor if it has a variation in height. A flat floor is easier to maintain, as there are no places where dirt can accumulate in the future.