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Posted by Larry on August 23rd, 2000 11:14 AM
In reply to Rehoning marble, don't understand? by Lisa on August 23rd, 2000 10:20 AM [Go to top of thread]

Rehoning basically means "wet sanding" the floor to remove scratches, dull surface, etc. After it is rehoned a special powder is used to bring the floor up to a polish.

Grinding the floor is the same thing, only more aggressive. Any lippage in the marble tiles are ground down flush and the completed floor is like a sheet of glass. If you can't slide a dime across the floor without it catching on an edge of marble tile then you know it's not ground down.

Crystallization is a chemical process used to burn a polish on a marble floor.

None of these options are a do-it-yourself job.

NOTE: I have seen tile installers lay marble like
it were ceramic tile and grout the floor with a sanded grout. If your floor was installed this way none of these options I have listed will work to your satisfaction. The sand will break free and scratch the floor.

More info on stone care:

HMK carries a marble wax:

Understand that floor waxes are a high maintenance option.

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