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    What To Do To Maintain Your Floors And Countertops Natural Beauty

    Natural stone adds a timeless beauty to your property. Yet waiting too long to restore your marble floors or kitchen granite countertops can harm your stone – and harm your investment. When properly maintained, your natural stone surfaces can last over 100 years. They truly can be timeless.

    But please don’t wait! Ongoing wear and tear, acidic cleaning products, and lack of appropriate sealant contribute to the degeneration of marble, granite, and other natural stone surfaces. It’s time to restore the luster – and the value – of your stone surfaces with our expert services.

    Our time-tested restoration process – diamond abrasive technology – gives the stone better clarity and reflectivity. When properly restored, your floor, countertop, or other natural stone surface will retain its look longer.

    Our 5-step system cleans, polishes, and maintains beautiful stone

    Step 1: Consult with you and evaluate your stone surface
    First, we inspect your stone to determine the type of stone, wear patterns, and damage. (High-traffic floor areas, kitchens, and bathrooms can have significantly different types of damage, due to different wear and usage patterns, exposure to water, types of cleaning agents used, and more.) If necessary, we can restore a sample area for a nominal charge. This allows us to precisely diagnose the problem and resolution. Plus, you can see what your stone surface will look like after restoration.

    Step 2: Restore your natural stone surface
    With our depth of expertise, highly trained stone technicians, and state-of the-art equipment, we restore your stone surface to its original beauty. We grind, hone, clean, and polish natural stone surfaces including marble, granite, travertine, terrazzo, and limestone. We repair cracks and chips, remove scratches and stains, and finish with fine polishing – using a time-tested, chemical-free process – to return your floor or countertop to its original luster and beauty.

    Step 3: Impregnate to protect and seal
    Many stones must be sealed to protect them from spills, foot-traffic soil, oils, and water. A cost-effective sealant, an impregnator protects your natural stone surface from penetrating stains and dirt. We use the most technically advanced impregnating sealers on the market today, and we encourage you to use this product to care for your stone.

    Step 4: Educate you on proper methods to clean and preserve stone
    When cleaning your natural stone surface, you’re using cleansers and techniques you assume to be safe. While these may be safe for tile, they can damage natural stone! After we restore your stone surface to its original beauty, we will educate you (or your cleaning staff) on the proper way to care for your natural stone. We can even provide a supply of our recommended daily stone cleaner.

    Step 5: Periodic follow-up maintenance
    After stone has been restored, its beautiful appearance is not permanent. Proper care protects your stone surface, yet daily wear-and-tear dulls the bright, lustrous appearance. A scheduled maintenance program returns your floor, countertop, or other surface to its natural beauty – and prevents the need for a complete restoration in the future. (Maintenance frequency is determined by the type of stone and the appearance level you would like to maintain.

     

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