No-Polish Stone Floor: Shine On!

No-Polish Stone Floor: Shine On!

The cop out in the past for any contractor or building manager when confronted with the successful demo of a no-polish stone floor maintained with a diamond pad 

has always been the degree of gloss. 'OK!' would be the comment "I see that the process works and I believe the savings of 40% or more but the gloss of polish is what I want and my owners want and diamond pads don't give that'

For a long time we showed that judging gloss of polish when newly laid was a fallacious exercise because  … it has always been a fact that the quality of the gloss continuously declines with time until not just dirt but loss of gloss causes an expensive process to be necessary …it has always been a fact that the quality of the gloss continuously declines with time until not just dirt but loss of gloss causes an expensive process to be necessary – either strip and seal or, at best, 

a cut back and re-apply. But it was easier for the contractor or property manager to use this cop out so that they didn't have to be confronted with having to make a major decision – even though the savings would be gigantic.

The need certainly existed to ensure that the decision making process is easy – a no-brainer. And now we have reached that situation. The advent of Glomesh Diamond pads right up to a 6000 grit high-gloss maintenance pad has resolved this issue. It is absolutely irrefutable that maintenance at Ultra High Speed with the 6000 grit pad produces, on a stone floor, a gloss easily the equivalent of any newly laid polish and, frankly, often better.

When we went off to a major Sydney shopping centre the other night to demonstrate Glomesh Diamond there was universal agreement that the gloss was remarkable and, in fact, superior to newly laid polish. The savings are easily over 40% of the cost of maintaining with polish. With floor maintenance such a budget–buster because of the high labour cost it becomes essential that a contractor find a way to improve the cost base; spend less on floor maintenance, arguably the largest procedural cost in any major building. This is now easily possible. The decision is a no-brainer.