Diamond Marble Polishing is usually recommended on a marble or natural stone surface that is scratched, dull, or badly worn. The process entails a wet polishing system that leaves a clean smooth surface creating no dust. This fresh surface will enable the stone to be properly polished to the client’s specifications, allowing the natural luster and color of the stone to shine through. Depending on the condition of the stone surface and the type of finish the client requests, the service technicians determine what process to use.
When you enter any property, whether residential or commercial (offices, health care facilities, hotels or private property), one of the first things you notice are the floors, whether scuffed and dirty or polished and spotless. The appearance of such a large surface area makes a lasting impression for better or worse. You want to your floors to maintain a new, fresh and healthy appearance.
Dirty, dull, scratched, stained or otherwise damaged floors and surfaces reflect poorly on you. Regular cleaning or janitorial services cannot achieve the same professional results as our stone maintenance experts. Give us a call to discuss maintenance services tailored to your unique needs.
If wear and tear from foot traffic or other damage have taken a toll on your natural stone floors, leaving them looking dull and lifeless, it’s time to contact Stone Care Services. Our highly experienced technicians know what it takes to to restore your surfaces to a beautiful, like-new appearance.
Our restoration services include:
The crystallization is a method of marble or limestone floor finishing . It brings "mirror like" shine by chemical reaction on the surface of marble. Crystallization also creates micro film on the surface of marble, which is more solid and durable and helps to preserve the color and the brightness of the marble. Crystallization is a very good method for regular stone maintenance. The crystallization process consists of spraying a fluid onto the marble floor and buffing it in with cristalizer pad under the buffing machine. The cristalizer pad generates heat though abrasion and the chemical react with the marble, Producing a new compound on the surface of the stone. This procedure protects on the surface of the stone, adds shine and may even harden the stone, increasing its wears
Depending on how neglected and dirty marble grout joints may be, will determine whether or not re-grouting is recommended. If re-grouting is required, a variety of shades and colors are available to choose from. After the floor has been re-grouted with special mastic it is then grinded to remove an excess of the mastic and polished to make surface shine as natural stone.
With certain types of natural stone it is normal for holes, chips or cracks to appear after a certain period of time. Holes most commonly occur on filled, polished Travertine surfaces, and may develop in some other materials as well. This stone, by nature, is full of holes and it can be purchased filled or unfilled depending on the client’s preference. We are using special filling kit contains all the items needed along with a two-component product for filling holes – an epoxy and a hardener – and a coloring tint to blend to match shades of the stone. This Kit is also used for filling chips in the stone as well as stress cracks.
Porous surfaces, including as many types of natural stone, tile, grout, terrazzo, pavers, and other applications, have tiny holes that trap dirt, grime, allergens, spills, and other substances that can diminish the appearance of the surface. Sealer fills in the tiny holes so that unwanted substances can be easily cleaned or wiped away before they have a chance to penetrate the surface.
In high-traffic commercial spaces, such as retail store entrances, business hallways, conference rooms, and break rooms, restaurant bar and waiting areas, as well as residential kitchens, baths, and entrances, sealing and protection is especially important.
We use the latest technology in diamond abrasives and polishing compounds to return a natural glossy, smooth finish to your marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and terrazzo kitchen countertops, bar tops and vanities. We first grind the surface of the marble countertop or vanity to remove all stains and scratches. We then use several grades of abrasives to achieve a smooth, uniform finish before using our special diamond abrasive polishing compound to return a brand new polished, smooth, natural reflection to the surface.
Marble, limestone and travertine walls & columns are the most common. Over time these lose there shine and become worn and more often have cleaners sprayed on to them that damaged to smooth finish on the surface. This therefore creates a textured finish which becomes hard to clean and then harsher cleaners are used which makes it even worse.
The only real solution is to have the walls & columns to be polished to a smooth polished or honed finish and resealed. This will therefor make the surface smooth and easier to clean.
Marble consists chiefly of calcite or dolomite, or a combination of these carbonate minerals. Marbles are basically metamorphosed limestones. It has similar characteristics to limestones and is typically used on the same applications. However, marbles are almost always more aesthetically valuable and available in much wider ranges of colours.
Marble has long been highly valued for its beauty, strength, and resistance to fire and erosion. It is a rock widely used in buildings, monuments, and sculptures. Large blocks of coloured marble are used for columns, floors, and other parts of buildings. It is suitable for wall-cladding, roofing, flooring and all other interior and exterior applications.
Granite contains three main minerals – quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase feldspar. These minerals make granite white, pink, or light grey. Granite also contains small amounts of dark brown, dark-green, or black minerals, such as hornblende and biotite mica.
Granite is one of the oldest, most durable and most respected of building materials. It is typically the hardest of the dimensional stones and withstands the elements very well. It is best for kitchen countertops because it is scratch, stain and heat resistant. It is also suitable for flooring or paving, wall cladding and all other types of countertops. Granite is suitable for either exterior or interior applications.
Limestone makes an excellent building stone because it can be carved easily. It is typically used for flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, furniture or ornate stonework.
Travertine is limestone that has been formed over a long period of time. The product is porous with many visible holes. It is available in colours ranging from ivory to golden brown. The holes and cavities may be filled with matching portland cement, coloured epoxy, or polyester resins or left unfilled for a more rustic appearance.
It is normally used for flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds and furniture.