Left to right: Kevin Hill, Dimas Jordan, and David Earnest
Left to right: Kevin Hill, Dimas Jordan, and David Earnest

The men started by grinding the slab with metal bond diamonds to roughen the slab surface. Then they applied an acrylic polymer bond coat and allowed it to dry overnight. A 5/16-inch-thick application of self-leveling overlay followed, which was then seeded with recycled glass aggregate. When the overlay hardened, they diamond-polished the slab to a 1500-grit finish, adding solvent dye patterning after the 400-grit application. They finished the work by applying a penetrating stain guard and burnishing.

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