Training

Our Training Program

Train With the Best Stone Care Professionals & Learn the Best Stone Refinishing Techniques.

For those new to the industry or for professionals looking to add to their knowledge and skill base, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals offer a variety of stone restoration classes.

Our mission in these stone restoration training classes is to provide you with the wisdom we have gained in our careers, and the experiences we’ve faced that can help you operate your own company or improve upon your skills in the business to be more profitable. Who doesn’t want to make more money?!

Throughout the days of your classes, you’ll receive the most dedicated, unbiased look into all of the MB line of stone restoration equipment, tools, diamonds, polishing compounds and accessories, and get the chance to try out your skills in engaging situations that require the right touch and a quick mind.

This Introduction course spans 3 days with an optional Equipment Basics day included. Classes begin at 8:00 AM with the exception of the first day. The optional first day is from 1:00 PM 5:00 PM. Classes usually end about 6:00 PM, but we’ll stay as long as you want to work.

Professional Countertop class will span 3 days. Sessions begin at 8:00 AM Lunch will be provided daily. You should have basic knowledge of machines and polishing or have attended our Introduction class before attending.

Professional Floor training will run for 4 days with lunch provided daily. Your day will begin at 8:00 AM You should have basic knowledge of machines and polishing or have attended our Introduction class before attending.

If you have additional questions, comments, or are interested in additional hands-on training, please let us know.

Small Class Size to Ensure Proper Attention is Given.

Class space is limited to guarantee a class environment conducive to learning, with plenty of hands-on opportunities for an interactive training experience. Space can fill up quickly so if you have multiple employees or trainees you would like to attend the same course period, please call us and we’ll arrange a schedule that best works for your needs.

If you are unable to attend the professional training courses, you can purchase MB’s one and only Natural Stone Maintenance and Restoration Guide for only $159.

In 2009- Cameron was introduced to the world of stone restoration and fell IN LOVE- his desire to grow in education and expertise led him to start his own cleaning & restoration company that he has successfully owned and operated for over a decade. He has been blessed over the years to be mentored by Stu Rosen and has gained an abundance of knowledge from the Stone Guru himself. Cameron has put what he has learned over the years to great use- training many of his own employees and often being brought into other projects by different local professionals looking for answers, he enjoys helping other pros find solutions when facing restoration obstacles.

Cameron Stewart

It’s not just a job, “It’s a Passion”. As a former apprentice to Maurizio Bertolli, Stu Rosen acquired his knowledge and skills in the craft of stone refinishing from the best of the best. He has continued to be an innovator always researching to find and/or create new products. Stu has a passion to learn and evolve in the stone industry. A recognized industry icon (or “Stone Guru”- as many Stone Professionals refer to him), Stu is dedicated to consumer education and continues to maintain Maurizio’s legacy, specializing in restoration and re-polishing of marble, granite, and all other natural or engineered stones. Stu is the owner of MB Stone Care and Supply LLC, MB Stone Professional, and Stoneshine NJ.

STU ROSEN

Denise Daniels began working with MB Stone in 2011. Since that time she has developed a greater passion for stone as well the products to care and maintain them. By being dedicated to always furthering her knowledge, she has become one the main contacts for MB’s stone professionals. She doesn’t just sell products; she makes sure each customer has the tools and understanding needed to get their job done correctly. Now a well loved and respected staple at MB Stone, Denise is known for her expertise and commitment to customer service over the years. Along with the MB Stone team, Denise aims to create a culture of value, respect, and passion that ensures unparalleled customer service, innovative products, and education to preserve and maintain the beauty of stone.

Denise has written blog posts and articles explaining sealers to educate others on their true purpose and limitations. She also partnered with Geologist Karin Kirk in creating the first ever Stone ID kit. Over the years Denise has been a huge part in product design and testing. Most recently, she helped MB Stone create one of the only marble safe hand soap.

Now part owner of MB Stone, Denise has made it a point to give women the recognition they deserve. Over the years she made it known that she can be a big part in this male dominated industry. She has brought many women into the industry who have gained so much knowledge over the years working with her. She expands her knowledge daily and extends that knowledge to her employees and other women like herself. Those around her know that she is not afraid to get her hands dirty and put in the work needed to get the job done.

Denise Daniels

MB Stone Certified Training

Training

$1,845.00
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Course Information

The entire seminar will span 3 and a half days, with Day 1 being optional. The optional Day 1 begins at 1:00 PM. The remaining 3 days of class will start at 8 AM and end when someone cries Uncle. Lunch will be provided daily. Transportation will be provided to and from class, if needed as well.

Day 1 – Equipment Basics (Optional) 1 PM – 5 PM: For the Novice student, who will need a more thorough introduction to stone restoration and hands-on practice using the tools and machinery needed for the job.

Day 2 – Introductions 8 AM: Topics covered on Day 2 will be introductions to:

  • Stone Basics
  • Tools of the Trade

Day 3 – Repairs and Reconditioning 8 AM: Topics covered on Day 3 include:

  • Various Repairs
  • Granite Reconditioning

Day 4 – Stripping, Refinishing, Polishing 8 AM: Topics covered on Day 4

include:

  • Stripping
  • Maintenance
  • Skill evaluation

NOTE: Day-by-Day outline is not indicative of the order the training is conducted and we are constantly adding to the list to provide the most comprehensive training experience available.

To provide a more conducive learning experience, and to ensure all students have an opportunity to work the equipment, classes will be limited to 6-8 students. Join us for this one-of-a-kind, interactive training experience. * NOTE: Listing is not indicative of the order the training is conducted and we are constantly adding to the list to provide the most comprehensive training experience available

Introductions & Background

Basic petrography (Stone identification and understanding)

The Maintenance of Natural Stone (Lecture & Hands-on)

Examples and Samples of Machines and Equipment

Refinishing Natural Stone-Lippage Removal, Honing, Polishing (to include both dry and wet polishing techniques)

Tools of the Trade-What makes it all Happen (Diamonds are not just a girl's best friend)

Stain Removal (a little Witchcraft)

Chip And Crack Repair (floors and counters)

Shower Stall Restoration along with caulking and grout repair.

Countertop Restoration (Marble, Granite, & Engineered stone.)

Intensive Grout Cleaning techniques and equipmentChip and crack repair

How To Get Started In the Stone Restoration Industry

Pre Qualification of the customer.

Marketing, Pricing, Contracts, Advertising, Profiting

All topics covered will be demonstrated by instructors to show the procedure. Then students will have the opportunity to get on machines and work what they have been shown for themselves. During this course, each student will fix a crack, polish a vertical and horizontal piece of stone, and hone and polish a floor section using one of our Klindex planetary and/or Swing machines. And, don’t forget, we will be available after the official end of each day's training session for students that wish to get some additional practice and to make sure students have a grasp of everything we covered.

Our class location is in our new facility in North Carolina Class will be held at 2301 Industrial Park Drive Wilson, NC 27893.

*There will be transportation available from the hotel to the class everyday and lunch will also be provided.

**The class and conversation continue as we share dinner together as well. Of course this is optional.

For those who desire even more in depth interaction with our expert trainers, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals now also offer this training as a private class. We ask you to have at least 4 – 5 students. It will be 21 hours of instruction presented in two 10.5 hour or three 7 hour days. These classes will follow the same core topics listed above but in an even more dynamic fashion with lots of hands-on training.

This class is endorsed by MB Stone Professionals and promises the same level of stone expertise that is the hallmark of our company. As always, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals are committed to “Education Before Any Sale.”

WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL THAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? Please contact the office at #619-736-6851. Don’t delay. Sign up today.

*Have specific training needs?

PURE Stone Care & MB Stone offers tailored, individualized training for your company. Bring all of your stone education needs to us! Call us at #619-736-6851 or email Tasha@purestonecare.com for more information.

Classed will be held at the Pure Light Cleaning offices located at 1444 Pioneer Way #10 El Cajon, Ca 92020.

*There will be transportation available from the hotel to the class everyday and lunch will also be provided.

**The class and conversation continue as we share dinner together as well of course this is optional.

MORE™ AntiEtch™ Certification

MORE™ AntiEtch™ Certification

$7,000
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Restrictions may apply. Please Call 888-509-5831 for more information and territory availability.
2022 Class Dates
February 11th
April 8th
September 9th
More Dates TBD

Please choose date from the drop down options above.

* Unless otherwise stated, all classes will be held in Wilson, NC *
Call 888-509-5831 for details on the next class.
In our restoration business, we have worked with many different coatings over the years and are very familiar with their advantages and disadvantages. This system is proving to be one of the best options available at this time. If you have been in the business for a while, I’m sure you have seen these types of things come and go over the years. The cutting edge technology provided with this system may just change your mind about being able to offer a real solution to your clients for etch protection for years to come. Join us in this training and see for yourself.
Features and Benefits
Stops acid-etching
Stops staining
Crystal clear finish
Can be applied on marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, and concrete
Available in honed, polished, and leathered finishes
Can be applied to vertical and horizontal surfaces
Low odor during application
Environmentally friendly
Safe on food grade surfaces
Zero porosity – germs and bacteria have nowhere to grow
Will not crack or peel
Easy to maintain
Easily repairable
Durable – 10 year expected wear

This course & evaluation is required to become a MORE™ AntiEtch™ Certified Applicator

Register early, space is limited. You don’t want to miss it!


The cost of the course is $4600 for up to two individuals and includes the following:
MORE™ AntiEtch™ Curing System ($3,400) Along with helmet, gloves and Tyvek suit One day of hands-on training and evaluation.
In a full class an additional half day may be needed to cover repairs.
The course is 99.9% hands-on and will cover the application of the MORE™ AntiEtch™ System on marble and other acid-sensitive countertops.
A brief list of the process involved:
Grinding the surface to prepare it for application
Applying the MORE™ AntiEtch™ Treatment
Curing the 1st and 2nd coat
Sanding to a hone finish
Sanding to a polished finish
Maintaining the surface
Repairs and other hands-on exercises
We will be using the MORE™ AntiEtch™ Curing System and Festool sanders. Each is a required tool for the application of the MORE™ AntiEtch™ treatment.

Financing opportunities are available – Please contact us for more information

MORE™ AntiEtch™ certification class is a one day course and will be conducted in Wilson, NC
2301 Industrial Park Drive
Wilson, NC 27893
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For those who desire even more in depth interaction with our expert trainers, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals now also offer this training as a private class. We ask you to have at least 4 – 5 students. It will be 21 hours of instruction presented in two 10.5 hour or three 7 hour days. These classes will follow the same core topics listed above but in an even more dynamic fashion with lots of hands-on training.

This class is endorsed by MB Stone Professionals and promises the same level of stone expertise that is the hallmark of our company. As always, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals are committed to “Education Before Any Sale.”

WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL THAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? Please contact the office at #619-736-6851. Don’t delay. Sign up today.

*Have specific training needs?

PURE Stone Care & MB Stone offers tailored, individualized training for your company. Bring all of your stone education needs to us! Call us at #619-736-6851 or email Tasha@purestonecare.com for more information.

Advanced Countertop Training

Advanced Countertop Training

$2,495.00
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Pro level training to include advanced repairs and quartz refinishing.

Class will run for 3 days with each day starting at 8:00 AM. Lunch will be provided daily along with transportation to and from class if needed.
Class Dates
July 20 – 22
More Dates TBD

Please choose date from the drop down options above


This class is for the those who want to take their business and revenue to the next level. Learn what will make you the go-to expert in your area. Before attending this class, you should have already completed our Introduction to Restoration training or have a basic knowledge of stone polishing and tools
Below is a list of topics covered
  • Honing and polishing (top polishing)
  • Review diamond types and why
  • Problematic materials o Honed black absolute, polished black marble
  • Dolomites – Testing, ID
  • Marble vs Serpentines
  • Dutchman Repairs
  • Seams & Grinding
  • Repairs on edges and cracks
  • Sink rail repairs
  • Color Matching
  • Handheld color match
  • Spot repairs
  • In depth sealers & application
  • Twist shims
  • Texturing – UFO & Minitop
  • Masking
  • Sink Retrofit & rail repair workshop
  • Quartz Refinishing
  • Professional Countertop training class will be held in address below:
    2301 Industrial Park Dr
    Wilson, NC 27896

    For those who desire even more in depth interaction with our expert trainers, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals now also offer this training as a private class. We ask you to have at least 4 – 5 students. It will be 21 hours of instruction presented in two 10.5 hour or three 7 hour days. These classes will follow the same core topics listed above but in an even more dynamic fashion with lots of hands-on training.

    This class is endorsed by MB Stone Professionals and promises the same level of stone expertise that is the hallmark of our company. As always, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals are committed to “Education Before Any Sale.”

    WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL THAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? Please contact the office at #619-736-6851. Don’t delay. Sign up today.

    *Have specific training needs?

    PURE Stone Care & MB Stone offers tailored, individualized training for your company. Bring all of your stone education needs to us! Call us at #619-736-6851 or email Tasha@purestonecare.com for more information.

    Advanced floor training

    Advanced floor training

    $2,995.00
    sign up here

    Pro level training to include advanced repairs, and refinishing.

    Class will run for 4 days with each day starting at 8:00 AM. Lunch will be provided daily along with transportation to and from class if needed.
    Class Dates
    June 7 – 10
    More Dates TBD

    Please choose date from the drop down options above


    This class is for the those who want to take their business and revenue to the next level. Learn what will make you the go-to expert in your area. Before attending this class, you should have already completed our Introduction to Restoration training or have a basic knowledge of stone polishing and tools
    Below is a list of topics covered
    • Diamond type and when to use
    • Grinding
    • Resin fill travertine (pans)
    • Resin fill joints
    • Working with sanded grout
    • Detail Edging
    • Compounds Differences
    • ID hollow vs debonded tiles
    • Injecting for hollow tiles
    • Dutchman repairs
    • Corner repairs
    • Epoxy vs acrylic
    • Butt joints – creating new joints
    • Planetary vs mono rotary – When to use which and what the differences are
    • Texturing/Antiquing
    • Splattering Problems
    • Masking
    • Refinishing different types of stone together
    • Tile replacement
    • Install membrane correctly
    • ID characteristics of bad install
    • Regrouting
    • Controlling water
    • Manipulating lighting
    • Working around inlays
    Professional Countertop training class will be held in address below:
    2301 Industrial Park Dr
    Wilson, NC 27896

    For those who desire even more in depth interaction with our expert trainers, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals now also offer this training as a private class. We ask you to have at least 4 – 5 students. It will be 21 hours of instruction presented in two 10.5 hour or three 7 hour days. These classes will follow the same core topics listed above but in an even more dynamic fashion with lots of hands-on training.

    This class is endorsed by MB Stone Professionals and promises the same level of stone expertise that is the hallmark of our company. As always, PURE Stone Care & MB Stone Professionals are committed to “Education Before Any Sale.”

    WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL THAT WILL BE COVERED IN THIS TRAINING? Please contact the office at #619-736-6851. Don’t delay. Sign up today.

    *Have specific training needs?

    PURE Stone Care & MB Stone offers tailored, individualized training for your company. Bring all of your stone education needs to us! Call us at #619-736-6851 or email Tasha@purestonecare.com for more information.