Faber Marble Care Products
Surface Care With Faber Quality Range of Products
When treating the surfaces in your residential and commercial establishment, you want to ensure that you’re dealing with quality products- especially when it comes to the sensitive marble and other natural stones. With these, you don’t have the luxury of turning to all-purpose cleaners, detergents and other formulations used around the establishment. Why? Their structure is highly sensitive to pH variations. While in a bid to remove those stubborn stains, you may end up corroding the material. Discolouration, weakened structures that are more prone to wearing down- they all ruin your investment. Get things done right using formulations that have specifically been designed for these tasks, and Faber has a wide assortment to choose from. Established in 1986, Faber has been handling the care, treatment and maintenance of surfaces ranging from natural stone to the ceramic, cotto, agglomerates and other manmade structures over the years. Through the decades, it has established an international footprint, due to the technical expertise and innovative nature of the company, bringing forth solutions that address the diverse consumer needs. These products are employed in the different stages of the surface care including:
• Stain removal
They are frustrating. The very sight of them can put you on edge. Those spots that pop up all over from food and beverage spills ruin the decor that you had worked so hard to set up. Doodles from your kids on the floors and walls as they display their artistic prowess may be cute, but you want to get rid of the markings that are formed. However, conventional products just won’t cut it with natural stone surfaces and ceramics. For this, you want products that will remove the stains without posing any risk to the underlying structure. There are different Faber marble care products to choose from. Take the NO MAC GEL 500ML for instance. This water-based stain remover extracts the stains from the delicate marble surfaces, and others where the finishes that they have been treated with are sensitive to acidity. It removes the coffee and tea stains, wine and juice spots, those left behind by food smudges, the stains from ink and marker pens, and even those that are formed by algae, mould, and residue from grass, leaves and clippings. It has been formulated to be easy to use on vertical and horizontal surfaces. Simply apply it onto the surface, and allow it to break down the stain. The NO MAC GEL 500ML does this without affecting the original appearance of the surface.
When it comes to the greasy stains, be they oily residue from foods, the stains caused by mineral oils, engine oil, lubricants and diesel, plus bituminous residues, you want a solvent-based stain remover like the Faber NO OIL 500 ml. It extracts these stains from all surfaces, including the polished marble and other delicate structures. Its special thick formulation makes it effective even on walls and other vertical surfaces. The NO OIL 500ML will get rid of the stains without affecting the shine of the finishes. There are those stains that require particular attention, such as the yellowing spots caused by the rising damp, or those cases where water has penetrated the surface. Damp stains are a common concern with natural stones, especially due to the water absorption that causes dark marks to be left behind. There are other stubborn stains such as those caused by tannin and nicotine that may be frustrating you. Add to this rust spots. Faber marble care products have got you covered, with the OXIDANT 1L. This water-based formulation has been specifically designed to remove such types of stubborn stains. It is applicable on all surfaces, eliminating the unsightly spots without altering the original appearance of the underlying surface. It also removes any purple residue that has been left behind following the extraction action carried out by the MAR GEL PLUS that had been applied. Speaking of which, the Faber MAR GEL PLUS 500 ml is particularly used when dealing with rust stains on marble, travertine and limestone. It has been designed to penetrate into the compact limestone based surfaces, be they polished or brushed. This enables it to get rid of both the surface and the hidden rust that has embedded itself into the material. This is achieved by a reaction process that creates a purple compound that then becomes dark, depending on the depth of the rust stain. This residue is then removed with the OXIDANT 1L.
• Finishing & Waxing
This category includes Faber marble care products that are used to treat the surfaces to achieve two main purposes: accentuate their beauty, and enhance their protective attributes. When dealing with the walls and horizontal surfaces, there are units such as the Faber SOLID WAX. This is a solvent-based formulation, that is used on the surfaces that do not handle foot traffic- the likes of countertops plus the walls themselves. It’s a fast-drying solid wax, thus allowing quick application, and the formulation gives a shine to the surface, enhancing its tone. Treating these areas with the SOLID WAX increases the water-repellence and resistance to soiling from oily grime, making the cleaning tasks later easier. While it’s a popularly used on marble, you can also use it on terracotta, cotto, cementine, cement agglomerates, plus the terrazzo tiles. The Faber TOPCARE 250 ML, on the other hand, is a maintenance cream that’s used on stone worktops to enhance their brightness, thus boosting the appeal. This formulation bonds with the surface and creates a layer of protection, enabling you to avoid those water stains and troublesome limescale halos, ultimately making your cleaning a breeze and keeping the surfaces elegant.
When working on the floors, there are Faber marble care products that have been specifically designed to handle the demands of protection against heavy footfall, plus increasing resistance to dirt. A common unit is the Faber HIDROFAB 1 L. With this one, you get a self-polishing, wax-resin emulsion. This water-based formulation forms a seal on the textured surface, keeping out the dirt and grime, meaning that the clean-ups that will follow will be easy to carry out. While doing this, it leaves behind a polished result, slightly accentuating the original tone of the surface. What's more, this treatment enhances the water- and stain-resistance attributes of the installation, warding off the stains that would have otherwise resulted. You can use the HIDROFAB 1L on natural stones, wood, concrete, cotto, terracotta, and also parquet. However it is especially beneficial to those natural stones that have brushed or distressed finishes, or those that have a fine sanded finish. Its alternative, the Faber HIDROFAB AR 1L, is a wax polish that leaves behind a satin finish. This formulation can be used on concrete, cementine, natural stone, and cement agglomerates, porcelain stoneware, cotto, terracotta and other porous surfaces. Its formulation also enables it to be applicable on surfaces that are classified as non-absorbent, including the textured structures.
• Honing & Polishing
Here, the Faber marble care products are all about the aesthetics. That final result that you obtain, that sets the decor of the rest of the interior space. The polishing powders in question can be applied as an alternative to the finish processes that relied on mechanical polishing, and are also popular for restoring the shine to worn out surfaces. These formulations can be used when there is no grinding, or after the surface grinding has been carried out. Take the Faber A3 Yellow Marble Polishing Powder for instance. It does not contain any wax, yet it still bonds with the surface onto which it is applied. The wet-polishing powder is a high-performance formulation, that enhances the depth of the shine, while simultaneously giving it more clarity. What’s more, it enhances the non-slip attributes of the surface. The A3 Yellow unit brings its vitreous effect on marble-cement and marble-resin agglomerates, travertine, plus limestone. It delivers this shine while also protecting the underlying structure from foot traffic. By bypassing the traditional mechanical approach of polishing, you get to avoid having to use items like the end-stage polishing grains, cutting down on the amount of time and resources needed for the task, while at the same time maximising on the polishing effect.
There's also the Faber Starshine 5 KG, a water-based cream. It is renowned for its deep and vitreous shine, plus the ability to effectively seal the pores that could have been left open with the mechanical polishing process. This has the welcome benefit of reducing the rate of dirt build up. Thus, you get an elegant floor that remains elegant for longer. In fact, it brings out that natural tone of the surface, and you can also use it to revitalised floors that have become dull over time. Like the A3 Yellow, it also doesn’t contain wax, but still gets to effectively act on the surface both chemically and mechanically, ensuring a strong bond. What's more, the treatment stands up to the effect of heavy foot traffic, and also increases the non-slip properties of the dry floors. The Starshine is applicable on quartz, granite, siliceous materials plus porcelain stoneware. The Faber Universal Glossy, on the other hand is suitable for all natural stone, including marble, granite and their agglomerates. It’s a water based cream, which delivers the same result regardless of the material type. Whether you’re polishing mixed flooring that has been made with limestone, granite, marbles, ceramics, or quartz, or polishing up a floor that has been made up of one material, it is the product for you. Using it is a breeze, and it enhances the vitreous effect while simultaneously providing resistance to wear effects caused by foot traffic. What's more, you don’t need to use it with water, and you can use it to restore the original colour tone of the surface.
For those cases where it is difficult to employ traditional systems to work on the whole surface- like when you’re dealing with a furnished area, the floor contains other elements, or perhaps there are variances with the lippage- or simply the floor is not flat so heavy machinery cannot be employed for the polishing, the no-grinding Faber marble care products come in. These are the likes of the ABR 600 / 250 ML. It is a creamy fluid that achieves the desired results as a result of the micro abrasive polishing. For instance, when working on natural stone surfaces that have been buffed or polished, it replaces the intermediate grain sizes that would have been used with the mechanical polishing methods, such as the diamond resin pads of grain size 400-800. The ABR 600 also removes the scuff marks and scratches that are on the surface, leaving it ready to be polished using the preferred chemical solutions. A similar case applies on brushed natural stone, where it is used in place of the traditional brushing, providing a deep clean while also getting rid of the scratches. It can also be used on ceramic flooring, plus porcelain and texture stoneware, in which case it will additionally increase the dirt resistance of the surface. Even for those surfaces which have been polished but do not have a shine, the ABR 600 can be employed to give them a honed look. Its formulation additionally makes it suitable for those cases where the goal is to reduce the shine of the surface, so you won’t have to resort to chemical processes or acid-based formulations that are aggressive.
Over time, the wear caused by foot traffic results in the surface losing its shine. There are Faber marble care products available to enable you to treat these surfaces, and restore that original glossy finish without having to go all out to strip and redo the surface. These are like the low-acidity CRISTALFAB 1L. It used to crystallise marble and limestone-based surfaces, bringing back that deep shine. It’s particularly popular since it doesn’t end up yellowing, or getting into the dreaded pitted and "orange peel" state. It does this while simultaneously enhancing the surface's resistance to scratches, cutting down on the amount of time and resources that will be spent on the maintenance. The application itself is easy, and can be carried out with processes such as spray-buffing. In addition, you won’t have to worry about a slippery finish after you’re done.