The best work of the month, The council of expert

2 August 2019

The best work of June: how to polish grit flooring?

The best work of June takes us to the splendid Grosseto and makes us discover a wonderful grit floor.

History grit floor

To reconstruct the history of grit floors we must take a step back in the past,
a very distant time that brings us to the end of the 1800s when this unknown material,
small fragments of marble mixed with cement and pressed, began to take shape.
Following the Venetian terrazzo technique, already used in the Middle Ages to decorate the most beautiful Italian buildings, in 1900 thanks to the ease of processing, the grit floor began to be used to set up typical decorations of the period.

Born as a poor material, which became famous throughout the world, the grit floor in a few decades
becomes a master of style that still enchants architects and interior designers by dictating precise rules of art.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

Grit flooring features

In addition to the aesthetic qualities, these floors of the highest quality, which characterize the coverings of the most beautiful villas in the world, are distinguished by their structural characteristics.
The grit, thanks to its natural composition, is very resistant and has a great durability over time.
Water repellent is also particularly resistant to stains and dirt.

Available in many colors and in different shapes, from geometric to floral,
the grit floor offers endless possibilities for decoration and is a guarantee of durability and elegance.

A floor with an antique flavor, the grit creates a refined and unique style in the rooms,
which is also used in the context of prestigious renovations.
And the protagonist of the most beautiful work of the month is precisely a restructuring of value, so we just have to discover each step.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

How to polish a grit floor?

The best work of June suggests us a greath truth:
never eliminate grandmother’sold grit floor a priori.
With a targeted and professional intervention such as that performed by the talented artisans of the R.G.M. Bartolommei services, performed with skill and using the right products, it is possible to bring to light the historical wonder and the unconditional beauty of this type of surface.
But let’s start with order and discover the phases of the intervention.

Before polishing the grit floor, to remove any old dirt residue and old wax finishes,
a deep wash was performed to clean the entire floor with SGRISER combined with a special BROWN BUFFER.

SGRISER is a strong alkaline-solvent detergent for stone materials, ideal for performing degreasing washes. It removes hostile residues such as old oil or wax treatments, carbon black and carbon residues, “dark spots” caused by sulphation, fat deposits, blackening from atmospheric pollution, deposits of green algae and mold from the surface. It can also be used to clean blackened joints in ceramic surfaces.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

To facilitate and speed up the polishing of the grit, a pre-polishing was performed after cleaning
with the multi-grit DIAMOND DISC: PRELUX, ideal for stone flooring (marble, travertine, granite) in porcelain tiles, cement, grit and composite materials.
Thanks to the action of the diamond, which is impregnated directly inside the support for a thickness of 3-4mm,
PRELUX allows to remove from the surfaces mattings, corrosions, light scratches, standardizing the surface and the degree of gloss.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

Once the pre-polishing was completed, crystallization was carried out.
Using KW-STAR: a powder containing micro-abrasives for polishing all types of marble, even hard and with impurities (such as “green” marbles), grits and other cement agglomerates.
After the mechanical rubbing action, the grit floor returned bright and shiny.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

pavimento-graniglia grit floor

How to protect a grit floor?

After polishing the grit and obtaining the optimal result, the talented artisans haven’t finished yet.
The last phase of the intervention was in fact dedicated to the protection of the surface.
The entire grit floor has been treated with GUARD, a stain-resistant protective, water-based impregnator that forms a consistent oil-repellent, breathable chemical barrier on compact and poorly absorbent stone materials: marble, granite, polished cement-based agglomerates placed inside.

pavimento-graniglia grit floor


Work performed by:

R.G.M. Servizi di Bartolommei

via Osticcio 10, Montalcino (SI)

telephone 0577 847219

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