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INTRODUCTION

Cleaning as a whole is not just about knowing the right products and solutions. What is even more important is that we truly understand the type of surface that needs cleaning and catering to the criteria and sensitivity of each surface goes a long way in ensuring that cleaning products, methods and solutions works effectively. As such, we at Blondal Stada acknowledge the importance of delivering the right information and knowledge about the types of flooring available and would like to place emphasis on these crucial information that would salvage the form and functions of each types of floorings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

TYPES OF FLOORING

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Granite

Granite is a very hard, granular, igneous rock formed from quartz, feldspar and mica. It occurs naturally in a wide range of shades varying from shades of gray and blue to brown, red and black.

When used as a floor material, granite may be ground, fine-ground or polished. The density of the structure shows that granite has good water durability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3031″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3029″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3030″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Marble and Limestone” tab_id=”1452226729455-4-1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Marble and Limestone

Marble and limestone materials are natural stone materials with high resistance to wear and tear, even in areas with heavy traffic.

Marble is a crystalised form of calcium carbonate with a dense structure, a structure that is often veined. It occurs naturally in shades of green, white, gray and blues and at times dappled with spots of black, brown and yellow.

Marble floors may have different types of surface from rough ground to highly polished ones.

Limestone too, normally has a dense, stratified structure. It occurs naturally in shades that varies from gray to brown and red to black.

Both marble and limestone are stain-resistant although oil and fats may leave marks. Acid and strong alkaline detergents can be used but are likely to cause damage. The density of their structure means that both materials have good water durability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3039″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3040″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3041″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Terrazzo” tab_id=”1452226992531-3-8″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Terrazzo

Terrazzo floors consist of mortar with small pieces of stone material embedded in it, e.g., marble, limestone or granite. The stone pieces are irregularly shaped and are of different sizes.

The type of stone used and whether the mortar is coloured determines the colour of the mortar itself.

Terrazzo floors are either cast on site or prefabricated in blocks.

Terrazzo floors are resistant to wear and tear and if treated with a soap based product or floor care wax, the surface will become resistant to dirt.

Terrazzo that are not treated are sensitive to oil, fats and the use of acid and strong alkaline detergents will cause damage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3045″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3044″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Slate” tab_id=”1452227013543-3-4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Slate

Slate is a generic term used to describe fine-grained metamorphic rock that is easy to split into thin layers. The most common types are clay slate and mica slate.

Slate occurs naturally in shades of black and grey, sometimes with a touch of red.

Smooth surfaced slate is used in floor tiles, while rough surface slate is used in gardens, etc. Slate is seldom ground or polished.

Slate is highly resistant to wear and tear or even stains, though oil and fat may leave marks. It is highly resistant to chemicals, both acid and alkaline although black clay slate may be bleached by acid detergents.

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