Whitehall Condominium Lobby Renovation
4977 Battery Ln STE 100, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Rose Restoration was recently contracted for a restoration of the lobby floors at the Whitehall condominium building in Bethesda, Maryland.
This lobby floor had challenges which required a custom solution. Rose Restoration provided an on site evaluation and proposed solutions that would result in the highest quality restoration. As this was a once in many decades renovation, it was very important to get this job done correctly the first time. The board, after careful consideration, chose Rose Restoration to do this job.
Over decades this floor had many tiles replaced, walls moved and grout repairs performed. The solution suggested by our team included removing all of the grout that didn't match and filling those lines with a resin that could then be polished to match the existing flush grout lines. It also included using a special adhesive to secure loose tiles that had been and would continue to cause grout and tile failures. Finally we repaired every voids, holes, cracks, and chips in the floor with a resin that our technicians color matched to the existing grout.
Polishing and Sealing:
After addressing all of the repairs we moved along to the polishing process. Our technicians stripped the floor of any existing finishes and dirt. Then we used a series of diamond abrasive pads to wet sand the floor which refines the finish after each grit. This refinement brings out the natural color and shine in the stone. This process also removes the top layer of the stone, including all etches, scratches and most stains! After diamond processing, the floor was polished with a polishing powder resulting in a high polished finish.
The Full Process:
Protect All Adjacent Surfaces
Remove all Areas of Grout to Be Replaced
Identify, Drill and Inject Adhesive to Hollow/Loose Tiles
Fill All Grout Joints with Resin to Match Existing
Hone the Floor with 100, 200, 400 grit diamond abrasive pads to remove etches, scratches and other surface damage.
Polish the Floor with a Polishing Powder
Seal the Floor with a Silicone Impregnator
Thoroughly Clean the Floor, Base and Remove all Protection