Marble crystallization liquid is specially designed for crystallizing white and light coloured marbles, concrete and terrazzo floors. When used with a floor crystallisation machine it results in a mirror shine. Marble crystallization is a water-based emulsion of micro-crystal compounds and waxes that restores long-lasting original glossiness and shine to marble and terrazzo floors.
It is more ecological, quick and practical to use than traditional polishing systems.
MARBLE CRYSTALLIZATION LIQUID increases the hardness of the surface to render it resistant to heavy pedestrian traffic without making it slippery, unlike waxed floors. MARBLE CRYSTALLIZATION LIQUID is a water based liquid which can also be used to crystallize diamond polished granite floors by adding a small amount of special granite powder.
Crystallization, or vitrification, is a method of creating a gloss on calcium based floors (marble, limestone, and travertine). Crystallization has been used since the 1960’s with varying levels of success and continues to be a controversial topic among stone care professionals.
Crystallization is a process in which a steel wool pad is used in combination with a weighted floor machine and acid solution to bring a polish to stone floors. The most common ingredients of crystallization chemicals are acid, magnesium fluorosilicate, and water.
In this reaction, the magnesium salts are primarily left on the surface of the stone and removed during the next cleaning of the surface. The calcium fluorosilicate (CaSiF6) is bonded to the underlying stone and is now the layer we walk on. The surface of the stone has now been chemically altered and there is no way to reverse the process. Note that this new surface of the stone is not a coating but is now part of the stone itself. The only way to remove a crystallized layer is through mechanical action such as diamond honing with diamond discs or the SRDS’ (scratch removal discs). Chemical strippers commonly used to remove acrylics will not remove crystallization. The resulting layer of calcium fluorosilicate formed on the surface of the stone is harder, glossier, and more stain resistant than the original stone surface. This is the principal behind crystallization.
- For light marble, concrete and terrazzo
- Gives a mirror shine
- Resistant to pedestrian traffic
- Non-slip effect