Restoring Stone Floors
Natural stone flooring is among the richest and most beautiful flooring options for both residential and commercial use. It has withstood the test of centuries and never truly goes out of style. However, being a natural product, natural stone flooring, like marble, granite, travertine or limestone has not been engineered to withstand very heavy traffic over long periods of time without suffering some surface damage. Depending upon the extend of damage to your natural stone surface, SOS Flooring Solutions can clean, polish or diamond grind it back to its original lustre.
Natural Stone Cleaning and Polishing
A common cause of natural stone floor losing their original shine is improper cleaning techniques and cleansers. Harsh chemicals can damage the finish, and even if proper cleansers are used, inadequate rinsing can leave a buildup of product on your floors which will hide their shine. Our professional cleaning and polishing equipment can restore the original beauty and shine to your natural stone flooring, leaving it looking like new at a very affordable cost.
When the reason your marble, travertine or limestone flooring no longer resembles it’s beautiful beginnings goes deeper than the surface, SOS Flooring Solutions can use a technique known as diamond grinding to buff off surface scratches and dings. In these cases, the loss of shine is due to the surface no longer being smooth enough to reflect light uniformly. Our diamond grinding equipment uses diamond fragments to grind away the damaged surface, using progressively finer diamond particles to restore your flooring to its original shine. Diamond grinding is significantly less costly and less messy than replacing stone flooring and the resulting look is indistingushable form a new floor.
Natural stone, including marble, travertine, granite, limestone and slate is porous in comparison to glazed ceramic tile or acrylic or resin based flooring. As a result, it is often sealed when it is installed. Stone used in high moisture areas like showers, and tub enclosures or anywhere in a bathroom or kitchen are almost always sealed when they are installed to prevent them absorbing water and being ruined by expansion or staining. In other rooms, it is still a great idea to seal stone flooring to avoid staining from any spills that may occur. Sealants won’t make your natural stone flooring perfectly moisture-proof, but they will slow absorption enough tha you should be able to clean up that class of red wine or blob of tomato sauce before it leaves a permanent signature on your floor. Generally, natural stone floors should be sealed at the time of installation, then sealant should be reapplied every 5-7 years to continue to keep your natural stone flooring protected.
If you have a natural stone floor that is in need of cleaning, sealing, polishing or restoration, call SOS Flooring Solutions to make an appointment to learn just which service we can provide to restore the floor you love to its original beauty.