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Unread 05-03-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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Grind In Place

How does one tell if a floor has been " ground in place"? I am working at a mini mansion, and the interior travertine floors are perfect.
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Unread 05-03-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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Dead flat grout joints?
Swirl marks?
Itty bitty little holes that didn't get grouted?
Why does it matter?
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Unread 05-03-2010, 05:58 AM   #3
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It doesn't matter, just curious. No swirl marks..
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Check the corners. Where the grinding machine's circular head didn't get and might have been hit with a random orbit or square sheet sander. Small lip possibly you can't see, but would be able to feel.

Also if you think the job is just too good, it was probably ground. Could you ask the owner?

Also check for stone that is smooth but not flat.

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they do the perimeter edge with small polishing pads. very hard to tell.
a tell tale sign is the grout will be perfectly flush and so smooth a blind
man couldn't feel the grout joints.
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I have seen this before I think the going rate to have this done is 4 bucks a foot.
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Oh that must have been one of our old jobs
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The guy just bought the house. So he doesn't know how anything was installed. I will look again at the floor, using the info you guys provided. The floor looks way to perfect.
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