Diamond polishing pads are an essential tool for the stone refinishing professional. Citing only numbers, such as: 400, 800 grit, and so on, doesn’t mean much. What it really counts is the kind of finish (clarity) that one can get out of the different grits. What good is it brand “A” diamond pads that needs to be used up to, say, 3500 grit in order to get the type of clarity that brand “B” can deliver at a mere 800 grit? If you’re working on a 300 square feet floor it will take you an extra two hours of labor if you use the brand “A”! If you compute a crew of two at $70 an hour each, you’d be losing $280.00 every 300 square feet of floor, without counting the purchase cost of the extra two grits!!
Refinishing stone surfaces is not an issue involving one single factor/product (polishing powder), or the separate evaluation of the single factors/products involved. It is rather the evaluation of all the factors/products in strict connection to one another, to form a whole interacting “equation” between the machine (its weight, RPM and set-up), the diamond pads, the polishing powder, the polishing pads and the pace of the work.
Only an excellent combination will give you an excellent result!
The diamond pads and de-lippage (grinding) tools that we carry have been thoroughly evaluated and tested by our network of stone professionals. We've done the trial and error so you don't have to. That doesn’t mean, however, that they are the cheapest price-wise; it only means that they will allow you to do the job – when combined with the appropriate machine and with the aid of the right polishing powder and polishing pad – in the most efficient way, while delivering the best possible result.