Gainesville Granite Cleaning and Polishing
"Marble and Other Natural Stone Restoration - OneRestore"
If you have natural stone, like marble or granite in your Gainesville home or business, it is important to give the preservation it deserves. These natural stones, when maintained properly, can be some of the most spectacular materials integrated into any decor. However, natural stones require maintenance that manufactured flooring does not.
Natural stone flooring can last decades with proper care, but when neglected or not restored or maintained properly, they can easily lose their natural beauty. Natural stone has significantly varying degrees of hardness and some are stronger than others, but even the hardest stones need to be cared for. For example, granite is the hardest of the most common natural stones, and yet it still needs to be maintained to keep its original luster.
Following is marble and travertine, which are gradually softer stones and are each extremely vulnerable to chemical damage. Even weak acids, such as vinegar and orange juice, have the capacity to rapidly scratch travertine or marble. With appropriate care, natural stones such as marble, granite, and travertine can be maintained throughout the years. Without proper care, however, your aging natural stone floors and surfaces will end up scratched stained and chipped, making it look very dull. OneRestore's stone and marble restoration process will return your marble floors to their brand new state, adding not only monetary value to your home but visual appeal as well. Our maintenance program for your travertine, granite, or marble will keep your floors in perfect condition with a decreased chance of future damage.
OneRestore's Natural Stone, Granite and Marble Restoration Process
OneRestore's Gainesville Marble and Granite Restoration Specialists use a variety of resin matrix diamond abrasives ranging from grit 220 to 11,000, in order to smooth, polish, and hone your floors. The polishing and honing steps are done with water to reduce dust, then the slurry is vacuumed from the floor. Next, the stone is polished by utilizing a polishing machine and chemical that dissolves concrete or stone and re-deposits it. This fills in all the macroscopic scratches thus creating a surface that is structurally tougher, smoother, and more resistant to daily abrasion. The finishing step is to seal the concrete or stone with a penetrating sealant. Immediately following the final polish, the sealant is applied to the surface. This acts as a protection to the stone to prevent penetration of spilled materials upon instant contact. Easily maintained, a restored surface lasts 4 to 5 times longer than if simply an acrylic finish was applied.
Marble and Granite Polishing Methods
The three complex methods to choose from for polishing marble or stone surfaces include the crystallizing polish method, the powder polish method, and the mechanical polish method. Used since the sixties, the crystallization method has varying levels of success. The varying success is due to the fact that if done incorrectly, it can harm the marble or stone surface. With the crystallization process, your stone or concrete will be chemically polished using a steel wool pad.
When done by the experts from OneRestore, this method is very effective and can restore your surfaces to their original beauty. It is ideal for the sporadic maintenance of your surfaces and floors and restoration of slightly worn or etched areas to use a specialized grade stone polishing powder to reinstate shine to your surfaces. The last method, mechanical polishing, involves a series of step by step procedures. Using this procedure will instantaneously eliminate years of wear and tear while reducing the ability for the surface to be fractured in the future.
Regular Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Stone Surface
OneRestore offers a care maintenance program that will keep your floors properly protected, in excellent condition, and with a reduced risk of future damage. Prices for our program vary depending on traffic, location, and the type of stone. Our experts will cater a maintenance and restoration program designed specifically for the needs of your surface because every surface is unique.
Contact OneRestore today and get those natural stone surfaces looking like a million bucks again!
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