How To Maintain Granite
Newly laid granite floors are not suitable for base wax and face wax: Why are newly laid granite floors not suitable for base wax and face wax, we can draw a conclusion by comparing it with marble.
The surface of the marble, whether old or new, is composed of calcium carbonate crystals. The particles are large, so the pores are large. Even after careful polishing, the uneven interface can still be seen under the microscope. Advantages: When the base wax is applied, the base wax has a small molecular weight and strong penetrating power. In addition to capillary action, the base wax is quickly adsorbed on the marble surface to form a film. When the water in the base wax is completely evaporated, the adsorption power is even greater. Large, this kind of adsorption force is very important, it is used to counteract the force exerted on its surface by people walking and dragging objects, so as not to make the wax surface off the ground.
For the newly laid granite floor, its main components are crystals of quartz, mica, and feldspar, with high density and high hardness. In addition, artificial polishing makes the surface of the granite almost non-porous. Therefore, when the wax is dropped, the base wax Impervious to penetration, no capillary action, of course, there is no or only weak adsorption force. Such a wax surface will easily fall off when a person walks on it, making the waxing work useless.
In view of this situation, for the newly laid granite, in the period of half a year to one year after the laying, it only needs to be spray-polished with a spray cleaning wax to prevent stains from penetrating into the granite and maintaining the surface brightness. Because the flow of people passing through each day is different, the intensity is different, and the degree of wear on the granite surface is also different. After a period of time.