Gainesville Stone, Granite and Marble
Cleaning and Polishing
Also serving Ocala, The Villages and the surrounding areas.
Because natural stone is one of the most stunning materials you can incorporate into your home’s decor, it is important to give it the maintenance it deserves. However, naturally stones require care that manufactured flooring does not. While natural stone flooring can last decades with proper maintenance, it’s easy to lose the natural beauty of your floors with neglect, or even worse, but allowing someone unqualified to maintain or restore them. Natural stone has greatly varying degrees of harness, and respectively, some are more durable than others. Granite, while being the hardest of the most common natural stones, still needs to be maintained to keep its luster. After that comes marble, and travertine, which are progressively softer stones, and also both very susceptible to chemical damage. Acids as weak as orange juice and vinegar have the ability to relatively quickly etch marble or travertine. Natural stones such as Travertine, marble, and granite, with appropriate care, can be preserved throughout the years. Without proper maintenance your aging natural stone floors and surfaces will end up chipped, scratched, and stained, leaving them dull in appearance. However, OneRestore’s stone and marble restoration process can return your marble floors and other surfaces to “like new” condition, adding not only visual appeal to your home but monetary value as well. Our maintenance program for your travertine, marble, or granite will keep them in great condition with less chance of damage in the future.
Natural Stone Restoration Process
OneRestore uses a series of resin matrix diamond abrasives ranging from grit 220 to 11,000 to smooth, hone, and polish. The honing and polishing steps are done with water to minimize dust, and the slurry is vacuumed off the floor with each pass. The stone is then polished using a chemical and polishing machine that dissolves stone or concrete and re-deposits it, filling in all the macroscopic scratches and low areas, thus creating a surface that is smoother, structurally tougher, and more resistant to daily abrasion, wear and tear. The final step is to seal the stone or concrete with a penetrating sealant. This sealant is applied to the surface, immediately following the final polish. This helps to inhibit the penetration of spilled materials upon initial contact with the stone or concrete. A restored surface is easily maintained and will last 4 to 5 times longer than simply applying an acrylic finish.
There are three intricate methods to choose from when polishing stone and marble surfaces: the powder polish method, the crystallizing polish method, and the mechanical polish method. Using a specialized grade stone polishing powder to restore shine to your surfaces is ideal for the intermittent maintenance of polished stone or marble floors and restoring slightly worn or etched areas. Crystallization is a method that has been used since the 60’s. There have been varying levels of success using this method because done incorrectly can actually damage the stone or marble surface. Crystallization chemically polishes the surface using a steel wool pad and when done by the experts from OneRestore, is a very effective method for restoring your stone and marble surface to its original beauty. Finally, mechanically polished stone entails a series of step by step procedures. This procedure immediately eliminates years of wear and tear and reduces the potential for fracturing. Because every surface is unique and every situation and environment is different, our experts will cater a restoration and maintenance program designed specifically for your needs.
Maintaining Granite, Marble and Other Natural Stone Surfaces
OneRestore offers a routine care maintenance program with prices that vary depending on traffic, location, and the type of stone. Our maintenance program will keep your floors in excellent condition, properly protected, with a reduced risk of future damage.
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Gainesville Stone, Marble and Granite Restoration Specialists
(352) 390-6549 or toll free (855)390-9111
(Also serving Marion, Lake and Citrus Counties)