Kenapa Kristalisasi tidak baik untuk lantai anda

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Dr Fred Hueston menjelaskan kenapa kristalisasi memberi dampak buruk terhadap marmer dan batu alam anda.

 

Marble • Granite • Terrazzo • Concrete • Ceramic • Tile and Grout

David Bonassera:
Hi! I am David Bonassera and I am here to talk to you about a very controversial issue in natural stones.
It is called crystallization or some people called vintification.
We are going to get into the pros and cons of this right now.  With us we have a doctor Fred Houston.
Doctor Fred thank you for being here. 

 

Dr. Fred Houston
Thank you David.

 

David Bonassera:
 I appreciate it.
OK.So there is this pro and con going on about cystalization and stuff like that.  We got the good and bad that people don’t know what to do with it but what really the nuts and bolts of this.

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
OK But First let’s find out what crystallization really is.  It is a polishing process develop probably somewhere back in the nineteen sixties in Spain, brought from there to Puerto Rico  and Puerto Rico to United States.
It is a polishing process that uses 3 primary components and what we call the crystallization process.
The first being a Acid.
The Second being some waxes and
The Third being a compound know as floor silicate.
Now you also use a floor buffing machine and the steel wool.  The steel wool actually acts as a catalyst, creates heat, that catalyses the reactions which are all I describe right now.
Basically what happens is the acid attacks the calcium in the marble or the lime stone and opens it up.  It is kinda like a etching the stone but it happens very quickly.
and then what happens is that waxes and more importantly the floor silicate comes in and locks into the surface of the stone
and creates a new compound on the surface of the stone, going from a calcium carbonate to what is now called a calcium floor so  silicate, so it creates a new layer on the surface of the stone.

 

David Bassera:
So acid is not good for a calcium based stones?

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
No. cause acid will eat it away.

 

David Bassera:
And this process is acidic?

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
Yes but I must clarify you know the traditional polishing method also contains an acid.
 
David Bassera:
Ya. But that is very mild and the stone could still breathe.

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
And It’s  gone.  You polished the stone, you backed it up, you rinsed it, you neutralized it and it is gone but for crystallation you actually trapped the acid between between the calcium to the marble and the floor silicate later itself.
so moistures get in there and just simple vapor and it starts eating away the stone.
 
David Bassera:
Wow! OK. Does it change the compound of the stone?

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
It changes to what it is known as a calcium floor silicate.

 

David Bassera:
And the stone cannot breathes at all?

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
It doen’t breathe at all. NO.
 
David Bassera:
If it can’t breathe why are they doing this?

 

Dr. Fred Houston:
There are several reasons,
First it is monetary issue.
uh… secondly is very easy to do i mean i hate to say this but you can teach a monkey how to crystallize and operate a floor machine
and hold a spray bottle, then you can crystallite the floor and just lack of education, they don’t know,  don’t know any better.
 
David Bassera:
Ya. I actually have some guys, guys work for me who were guys who work at night for other companies who crystallize and the didn’t cut it, and I couldn’t hire them, they don’t know anything.  All they know is Spray and Buff.  That’s it.
So in Las Vegas there is a lot of crystallizing that goes on because it runs 24/7.  How long have they been doing that?
 
Dr. Fred Houston:
well they’ve been doing that probably since the early nineteen seventies.

David Bassera:
So you shouldn’t really use this on the floor?

 

 
Dr. Fred Houston:
No. I would not.

 

David Bassera:
OK. But it has been going on.
 
Dr, Fred Houston:
Yes.

 

David Bassera:
And there is a lot of companies that have a lot of muscles who is saying that it is fine for floor, it wouldn’t hurt the floor and all that.  But if it is not suppose to be done then what is the options.  What are the options that are working?
 
Dr. Fred Houston:
You mean instead of the crystallization process?  There are several actually. Like there is a new process out now that what they called a maintenance pad, It is an abrasive pad.that actually goes on a burnisher, burnisher being a high speed buffer where you can actually polish the floor with the burnisher and this pad dry, dry without water.

 

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