-Natural Stone Polishing-
Natural stone polishing is a great way to make a tiled stone surface look new again. Marble, granite, and travertine are natural substrates that have an organic, beautiful look to them. They are highly durable and can last a long time. Unfortunately they get worn down over time from foot traffic and daily use. These substrates can be restored by honing or polishing them using diamond embedded pads or with polishing powders. Resurfacing natural stone can usually be done within one day and can bring an old worn down tile back to it’s original radiance.
With over a decade of experience, Sweet Concrete and Tile llc. offers natural stone polishing for the greater Sacramento area including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Yuba City, Roseville, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Folsom, and Placerville. The process starts by honing the tiled floor or counter top with a lower grit diamond embedded pad. This first step removes any scratches, etch marks, and surface stains. Multiple polishing steps follow, bringing the stone surface up to the desired sheen. Some people like to have their stone surfaces left at a lower grit or “honed” look or brought up to a highly reflective shine “polished” look. After the polishing process is completed, the stone surfaces are sealed with a natural stone penetrating sealer. These sealers come in a solvent based or water based form. The solvent based sealers tend to last longer and can give better stain resistance. Water based sealers are much lower in VOCs and don’t have such a strong chemical odor.
Keeping up on the maintenance of your natural stone installation will greatly increase the longevity of the surfaces. Experts recommend sealing marble and travertine at least once a year to help protect the substrates from stains and etch marks. Call us today for a free estimate for your natural stone polishing / sealing.
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