Our 5-Step System for Obtaining & Maintaining Beautiful Stone
Step #1 Consultation / Evaluation
First, we inspect your stone and perform a number of tests to determine type of stone. We will inspect the wear patterns and damage on the stone. After reviewing this data, we can restore a sample area for a nominal charge. This will allow us to be very precise in our diagnosis of the problem and give you a snapshot of what your stone surface should look like. We can also determine if your stone should be sealed.
Step #2 Floor Restoration
Through the use of trained stone technicians, state-of the-art equipment and materials, we will restore your stone surface to its original beauty. All work will be completed in a professional and timely manner.
Step #3 Impregnation/Protection
Many stones are susceptible to stains from spills of coffee, soft drinks, soiling from normal foot traffic, oils and many other things. It can be protected against these stains by the use of an impregnator. An impregnator is an integral part of an ongoing, proactive stone care program. We use only the best, sometimes most expensive impregnators available on the market. Impregnators facilitate an easier, cost effective maintenance program for all natural stone by offering long term protection against stains and dirt penetration.
Step #4 Daily Maintenance Training
Most people use what they consider to be "safe" techniques and chemicals on their stone to care for it on a daily basis. What may be safe for tile or ceramic, can be damaging to natural stone. After we restore your stone surface to its original beauty, we will train you or your cleaning people on how to maintain a restored appearance on a routine basis. We can even leave you with our recommended daily stone cleaner to use.
Step #5 Periodic Follow-Up Floor Restoration
Even after stone has been restored and impregnated, its new beautiful appearance is not permanent. Proper daily care will greatly extend the beautiful appearance, but on-going foot-traffic and other factors will always be wearing away at the bright, clean appearance. A periodic maintenance program will mean additional expense, but it will ensure a beautiful floor at all times and prevent the need for a complete restoration in the future. After restoration, we can design a periodic floor restoration schedule. The frequency will be determined by both the needs of your specific stone and the appearance level that you would like to maintain.
Types of Floor Restoration
We are one of the few companies that specalize in the use of diamond abrasives in the restoration of your stone surfaces. The use of diamonds in the grinding and honing phase of restoration will give you better clarity and more reflectivity after polishing. We also provide cleaning, sealing, crack/chip repair and stain removal for marble, granite, travertine, terrazzo and all other natural stone surfaces.
Following are the floor restoration services we offer and what they entail:
Travertine stone is a form of limestone, like Marble. Subterranean springs, underground rivers, and other water sources form travertine. These water sources carry mineral elements such as calcium carbonate that build up over thousands of years the same way stalactites and stalagmites in caves are formed. The resultant stone is smooth and very hard substance further characterized by its porous surface. Travertine comes in many beautiful colors including ivory, beige, walnut, noce, and gold.
Saltillo (Mexican Pavers) restoration/refinishing is a very specialized process that is much more different than any ceramic tile process.These tiles can be damaged very easy if the wrong cleaning or sealing process is used, we are specialists in cleaning, sealing and repairs of saltillo.
Commercially, any calcareous, dolomitic and serpentine base dimensional stone that can be polished is classified as Marble. True Marble is a metamorphic calcareous rock, originally Limestone that underwent a transformation (metamorphosis) by which, mostly through high pressure and high temperature, it changed into a rock hard and crystallized enough to be polished. This naturally decorative material is characterized by vein-like patterns which vary depending on which minerals, and which quantities of those minerals, were present during the re-crystallization of the original limestone parent rock.