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Differences Between Marble Grinding Polishing and Wax Polishing

Essential Differences:

1. Marble grinding polishing is a precursor to stone crystal surface treatment or a necessary process in stone processing. It primarily utilizes pressure, high-speed grinding force, frictional heat, and water, combined with synthetic grinding blocks made of inorganic acids and metal oxides, to create a new bright crystal layer on the relatively smooth surface of marble through physical and chemical interactions. This crystal layer has an ultra-bright, clear gloss, reaching a brightness of 90-100 degrees. It forms a modified compound crystal layer (1-2mm thick) on the surface of the stone.

2. Marble cleaning serves as a precursor to marble wax polishing. Marble cleaning and wax polishing were popular marble cleaning and maintenance measures in the 1980s to early 1990s but have lost significance in today’s market. It involves covering the surface of newly laid marble (polished slabs) with a thin layer of polymer composed of acrylic resin and emulsion, commonly known as water wax or floor wax. This layer is then polished using a high-speed, low-pressure polishing machine with a fiber pad to enhance the resin coating’s brightness. Variants like special gloss wax and no-polish wax later emerged. This coating is akin to the varnish used on wooden floors.

Surface Differences:

1. Marble grinding polishing serves as the precursor to crystal surface care, resulting in high gloss, clarity, durability, scratch resistance, and improved functionality of the stone.

2. Marble wax polishing results in lower gloss, unclear finish, poor durability, susceptibility to scratches, water sensitivity, and degradation of the stone’s intrinsic appearance.

Extension and Operational Differences:

1. After marble grinding polishing and continuous crystal surface care, the pores of the stone remain partially open, allowing for breathability, thus preventing stone deterioration. It also offers some water and stain resistance.

2. After marble wax polishing, the stone’s pores are completely sealed, inhibiting breathability, and making the stone susceptible to deterioration.

3.The process of marble grinding polishing and continuous crystal surface care is easy to operate without the need for detergents. Grinding blocks are used with water for grinding and polishing, allowing for continuous and partial maintenance without causing color contrast.

4. After some time, the old wax layer needs to be removed using wax remover, requiring large-scale operations and not suitable for partial maintenance, which would cause color contrast.

Practical Significance:

1. Marble grinding polishing restores the stone’s original factory gloss (90-100 degrees), realizing the stone’s value reappearance. It saves time, effort, and costs, and offers better durability.

2. Marble wax polishing results in decreased gloss, clarity, and functionality of the stone, diminishing its aesthetic appeal.

In conclusion, marble wax polishing is inevitably being phased out and will fade from the market. Marble grinding polishing and crystal surface care offer more advanced techniques and methods, enhancing the stone’s aesthetic appeal and prolonging its lifespan, thus leading to a new wave of popularity and competition.


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