Materiales Artesanales : Stone & Terracota

Thursday, 28 July 2016

TYPES OF FINISHES MARBLE FLOORS : POLISHED FINISH

Polishing is achieved by abrasion, passing marble floor by different increasingly fine particle sizes, which give the stone that aspect of "brilliant". Today is mainly used diamond abrasive, which shortens time and get spectacular results, while minimizing the forces working for people and machines with the consequent benefit.

With a smooth, polished shiny surface with almost zero porosity, highlighting the maximum level the structure, color and texture of the stone is achieved.

This finish to be "closed pores", provides improved resistance to stone attack external agents, which can increase resistance to various treatments protection. Significantly, the pores of the stone is never be closed, although with polished it comes to minimize to the maximum. It applies mainly in marble and granite, as they are very compact and with a high degree of crystallinity rocks.

With respect to their use for soils should be highlighted:

It's the kind of classic finish and the most abundant. It is characterized by a very smooth and shiny mirror-like surface. This type of finish can be selected to come directly from the factory or ask polished slab cut to later work by polishing in a polishing company.

Our advice is that for large numbers, yours is asking slabs cut for the following reasons:

* It is far more economical than ask polished from the factory

* The additional cost of buffing compensates

* And most importantly, we must consider that when placing slabs works, if these are polished, we must take special care not to leave small steps between slabs matter how minimal. However, this aspect is not drawback with slabs polishing work; since the polishing will match any small step that may be left between the slabs.

This finish is ideal for interior spaces, but keep in mind that just the surface is wet, it becomes very slippery. Needless to say, especially outdoor pool areas, our recommendation is to forget about this type of finish.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Finca in Casares: Recovery terracotta floor with mold and mildew problems

This work is done in a farm field located in the Costa del Sol in Casares.

We find three different areas: Main courtyard entrance, back porch with stairs and a side terrace also with stairs.

The three areas have never been treated so they had enough problems of mold and mildew, except for part of the terrace the back porch that was covered and was in much better condition than the rest.

The worst area could say it was to the side terrace with a lot of embedded mold.

The first thing we proceeded was to phase stripping and removal of both mold and mildew in all areas. At least we had to repeat the process with two passes of machinery and extending product so that it was lifting all mold and mildew.

Subsequently, a clean and dry the different time zones, we proceeded to the application of foreign wet treatment effect intensifies the natural color of terracotta floor.

Here is a summary of photo galleries of the entire work process from the initial state to the end result we leave.


INITIAL STATE








PHASE CLEANING




STATE AFTER CLEANING PHASE









PHASE TREATMENT





FINAL RESULT OBTAINED









Thursday, 30 June 2016

Manufacturing and assembly center fountain in white marble with an octagonal pool macael

This fountain was designed and manufactured fully customized, from reference sources models our catalog, but completely adapted to the preferences and measures provided by the customer.

It is a fountain of white marble white marble with honed finish, 40 cm in height and diameter dish of 105 cm, surrounded on its perimeter by an octagonal pool diameter of 250 cm also made of white marble macael. Its base is recessed to be fitted with an engine inside, to operate the circuit closed source water, and that is hidden and accessible through a marble top built into the base assembly source .

We show you some pictures of the manufacturing process of the source:








After the manufacture of the fountain we walk and work with our staff we started with on-site assembly.

Here are some pictures of the assembly process:















Monday, 20 June 2016

Buchinger Clinic: Recovery exterior terracotta floor in very bad condition

This work was conducted at the Buchinger Marbella Clinic on the terrace next to the restaurant.

As can be seen in the pictures below, you can see the poor condition in which he found:




The procedure was first to carry out a deep etching process for removing mildew stains and other debris that had much of the mud floor of the balcony, especially the part that was by the tree.

We leave you some pictures of the process :




Once the floor is clean and dry this is the state in which I remain, prior to the application of protective treatment for outdoor use:








The treatment was applied wet finishing effect does is highlight and intensify the natural coloring slab of clay; and this was the final finish obtained after completion of treatment work :