Check out the latest stone and maintenance products from various companies.
Date: November 2, 2015
M3 Technologies has released its new Majestic XXX Shine premium polishing powder. Majestic XXX Shine removes etching and traffic wear easily and effectively when used with standard slow speed type machines and natural pads. It works well on even hard to polish stones and does not etch easily or leave swirling patterns. The product will save contractors both time and money while providing the highest possible polish. It is available in 10-lb. and 45-lb. containers.
Akemi has introduced its Transformer Enhancer for stone and quartz surfaces. Transformer gives a dark, residue free enhancement to inside or outside applications and is great for darkening edges. It delivers high-coverage, penetrating formula that provides protection. The Transformer Enhancer will not fade with time or change in UV light.
Occasionally, problems such as grout haze arise during an installation when the stone or tile joints are grouted with an epoxy grout. UltraCare Epoxy Grout Haze Remover is a professional-strength formulation that helps to remove epoxy grout haze from tile, concrete and stone surfaces. It is a low-odor, non-flammable, easy-to-use, water-based formula. It can be used on all natural-stone surfaces, including slate, marble, granite, ceramic and porcelain tiles.
In addition to Epoxy Grout Haze Remover, Mapei supplies a full line of care and maintenance products for stone, tile and grout, including sealers, finishes, cleaners and problem-solvers.
The company also provides an UltraCare Maintenance guide on the website that includes a guide to composition, classification and finishes of natural stone; a product usage guide for various stones and tiles; sealing and maintenance guidelines and a troubleshooting section.
Miracle Sealants Co. has introduced its Miracle Grout Pen, a safe, easy way to maintain beautiful tile areas by covering up stubborn stained grout. Miracle Grout Pen markers dry rapidly and leave a clean, uniform grout line without harsh chemicals. The product is completely odorless, meaning no fumes. It covers grout stains, kills mold and mildew, has a non-slip comfort grip, reversible nib and is odorless and non-toxic.
Easy Oxy from Regent Stone Products is a multi-purpose cleaner that is guaranteed safe for all natural stone. It is non-toxic and biodegradable with a natural citrus scent. Easy Oxy is a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner and works incredibly well cleaning up oil, grease, sticky food residue, grout and other hard surfaces. It can be used to remove stains from various surfaces, including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, serpentine, Caesarstone and all other manufactured quartz surfaces.
RockMaster premium 4-inch polishing pads are high quality, Korean-made, 3mm velco-backed pads for polishing granite and marble. They are available in seven grits, from 50 to 3,000, or in kit form.
Stone Boss’ Panther Polishing Powder (P3) is a unique formula of refined polishing agents and micro abrasives for polishing marble and granite. The results are astounding and the mirror like final finish is second to none. The P3 comes in three types: marble, light granite and dark granite.
The Touchstone Glacier from Bonstone is a two-part water-clear structural adhesive for light colored marbles, granites, quartz and engineered stone. Glacier is an exterior grade, non-yellowing, UV stable material. The gel consistency allows for tight laminations and miters, and the squeeze-out is less messy than flowing systems. The product is ideal for seaming difficult, light colored marbles. Tinting is easy since the Glacier is water-clear, so adding tint produces true color. Adjustable times can be set with Accelerator. The Touchstone Glacier is available in 250 ml cartridges, 2-oz. kits, pint-sized kits and quart-sized kits.
Seal, protect, polish, enhance and clean stone with Supreme Surface cleaners from Braxton-Bragg. Supreme Surface stone care products offer the most advanced cleaning and conditioning technology available on the market today. The line of products with the exclusive ioSeal protectants is formulated to be more than just granite cleaners and cleaning products for natural stone. Using Supreme Surface products with ioSeal is a daily treatment, formulated to condition as well as improve the look and feel of granite countertops, quartz counters, marble and other stone surfaces, as well as protecting them against common issues such as stains, hard water spots, soap scum build-up and more. Supreme Surface cleaners for natural stone are non-toxic and 100% naturally derived. Unlike other granite cleaners and cleaning products for natural stone, Supreme Surface cleaners are designed to clean and polish stone and then ionically seal and protect against stains with ioSeal protectants.
Chemical Concepts “Chem-set™ Chip Repair Kit” adhesives are used when a fast permanent repair is needed to fix: scratches, chips, gouges, holes, cracks, and nicks on natural and engineered stone. This revolutionary adhesive ensures a tack free permanent repair. The adhesive is non-yellowing, will not scratch or fracture. Conveniently packaged, Do-It-Yourselfers, fabricators, installers, and maintenance crews can complete many repairs with one package of adhesive.
Interior and exterior natural stone surfaces are exposed to food, beverages, weather, moisture, grease, oil, dirt and other harmful stain-causing elements on a regular basis. Sealing these surfaces with Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold from Custom Building Products, will prevent unsightly stains and permanent damage. The product is a premium, no-sheen, natural look, water-based, penetrating sealer designed to maximize protection against undesirable stains without hurting the tile. Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold incorporates high-quality polymers that penetrate into the pores of tile, stone and grout so stains can be safely cleaned off of the surface before causing permanent damage.
Eff-Erayza from Dry-Treat is a new technology safer acid cleaner for removing efflorescence, rust stains, limescale, grout haze, mortar mess and fireplace soot. Eff-Erayza™ is very powerful and generally more effective than traditional industrial acids but is non fuming, non-corrosive to metals (except for uncoated aluminium) and temporary contact does not burn skin.
Specifically developed for natural stone and marble, the HMK® Stone Care System has the perfect solution to clean, protect and maintain any type of natural stone as well as porcelain and ceramic tile. For top of the line protection, HMK® S234 Stain Protection is a special impregnator for all natural and artificial stone, agglomerates and terrazzo. It reduces the penetration of water, dirt, oil and grease on all finishes, including polished surfaces. Surfaces treated with S234 remain vapor permeable and will have little to no aesthetic enhancement.
StoneTech surface care products from Laticrete ensure the beauty of a customer’s natural stone and tile countertops, floors, walls and other installations for generations to come. With a complete line of products to protect, clean and transform, StoneTech features innovative, easy-to-use solutions designed to protect and preserve stone and tile for everyday living.
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