Natural Stone: Marble, Granite, Limestone, Travertine & Slate_______

It is an unfortunate fact, but the beautiful stone surfaces, whether it be your stone  floor, shower or countertop, will begin to show signs of wear and deterioration with time. Normal use and traffic, in addition to incorrect or harmful cleaning procedures, will leave those shiny surfaces looking dull, worn, and dirty. Improper care only expedites the process.

We offer the following services for your Natural Stone, Marble & Travertine:

What is harmful to your stone surfaces?

Scratches: Scratches and abrasions can occur often without us knowing.  Simple things such as dirt from your shoes can act like a sander when you walk on your stone.  Deep scratches can occur from items being dragged across the floor. 

Acid: There are many acidic products that come in contact with ones stone floor.  Anywhere from cleaning products to food items are acidic by nature and instant damage can occur with contact.  These acidic liquids will tend to etch the surface of the stone creating an appearance of dull “water spots” that won’t be wiped away.

Stains: Stone is like a porous sponge.  Many contaminates over your stones life will be absorbed into the surface.  Some examples but not all include oil, dirt, food, rust, and ink.

Stone Polishing & Restoration

When your beautiful stone surfaces are damaged from every day usage and improper care, you will need an expert to bring the life back to those surfaces. We use a number of professional processes and techniques to return your stone to its true beauty.

Grinding: This method is a very aggressive approach to refinishing stone.  It uses a metal-bonded and diamond grit heavy weighted floor buffer to remove deep scratches and lippage.  The goal of this method is to flatten the floor; a bonus is that it is typically dust free.

Honing: Completed after the grinding phase, this method is a much less aggressive approach than grinding.  Although similar, the materials and grits used are not as coarse as they are during the grinding process.  Many projects also may start with honing and skip the grinding phase.  This is because it is able to remove minor to moderate scratches and etch marks in a softer manner.  This method shares the same goal as grinding, ending with a flat floor.

Polishing: This is the next step in refinishing your stone.  Coming after the honing phase, a higher grit and sometimes combinations of higher grit compounds are used to bring out a shine in your stone during this process.

Sealing: The final stage in refinishing your stone is sealing.  In this step, a high quality protective sealant is applied to the surface of the stone to ensure protection from contaminates.  This stage must be completed immediately after the stone has been ground, honed, or polished to ensure proper protection.

Stone Sealing in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County

Stone Sealing

To achieve excellence for our customer, (Nutech Stone Restoration) only employs highly trained and experienced personnel.  This will allow us to ensure that every client will receive superior results.  Whether it is a restoration or cleaning of your old beloved stone or an installation of new, (NuTech) can deliver the best service when it comes to protection, durability, beauty, and satisfaction every time.

To a degree, most natural stone is porous.  This means that a sealant should be used to help keep it looking clean and beautiful.  Our high quality sealant helps to restrict the absorbtion of water, oil, dirt, ink, and any other contaminates that could hinder and deteriorate your stones beautiful surface.   Typically the process of sealing stone will occur after installation, but sealing wears over time.   The periodic reapplication of sealer is a necessary process all stone owners should follow.  It will keep the stones surface protected properly and looking beautiful.  Many factors in the cleaning process and traffic volume will determine the endurance of your sealant.

Impregnator sealers are used for Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Granite, Slate and Onyx. It is designed to penetrate deep into the surface to restrict water, oil, and dirt from within the stone.  There is no residue on the surface and when properly applied, a high-quality impregnator sealer will not affect texture or appearance of the stone.

Stone Cleaning

It is important to maintain ones stone in order to delay the more aggressive and expensive cleaning methods of stone refinishing.  One way to delay those expensive and harsh methods is to use a professional cleaning procedure. While deep scratches and marks won’t be removed in this process, no harsh abrasive polishing compounds, grits, or diamonds are used.  However, ground-in dirt and other unsightly stains usually come out.  The way this is accomplished is by using a process that involves machine cleaning using a high-quality neutral cleanser and stone conditioner.  When this professional performed cleaning is complete, it leaves a much improved and more resistant surface.

Stone Care Tips

  • Use a good quality mat to capture dirt at all points of entrance.  This will prevent dirt, sand, and grit from spreading and causing scratches and dullness.

  • To prevent those unsightly scratches, use felt or plastic pads under furniture and other items that comes in contact with the stone.  Plants should be placed on protective bases.

  • Dust mop regularly.  This will pick up the sand, dirt, and grit that the entrance mat did not catch and reduce the possibility of scratches.

  • Do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning.  Only use neutral cleansers that are specifically formulated for stone.  Mop regularly at least once a week to remove any dirt and soil the duster and mats missed.

How should stone surfaces be maintained?

It is very important to maintain ones stone and it comes with benefits of not only looking good, but saving money. If stone has been installed or restored recently and cared for properly according to recommendation, a cleaning procedure can be used to greatly increase the appearance of the stone at a reduced cost. 

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