Natural stone hard surface flooring and countertops are a beautiful addition to any home or business, though over time stone can lose it’s luster. It can also become chipped, etched, or stained. Maintaining your natural stone’s maximum shine is best left to the professionals.
Do-It-Yourself remedies aren’t always for the best. Many of the cleaning solution used on natural stone are incorrect and may do more harm than good. In addition to that, if the stone is not treated properly, cleaners can leave residue and over time soap and dirt build up giving the stone a dirty, grimy appearance.
Marble, Limestone, and Travertine are soft stone and naturally highly sensitive to acid. This also means they are very easily scratched from simply things, like moving furniture, the accidental spilling of chemicals, etc. Repairing these areas requires professional knowledge using the right techniques and proper treatment. A professional is especially important if your stone has not been sealed. Keeping a beautiful appearance is more difficult to manage as unsealed the stone absorbs more liquid or oil more easily due to its porous nature.
The best way to tell if natural stone is naturally stained or part of the stone is to already know what caused the stain in the first place and use a poultice (hydrogen peroxide and powdered whiting) to remove, however that may not always be possible. Most stains though, fall into five categories: oil-based, organic, metal, biological, and ink stains. If the stain is difficult to remove, or will not come out, a certified technician may be required to assist you with the treatment.
Natural stone restoration is a job for professionals like SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning. It is always the best choice since we are trained with the right knowledge and are equipped with the proper tools to get the job done right, giving natural stone its breathtaking beauty back again and leaving home and business owners with stone that’s just as good as when it was first installed.
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