Specialized Care for Cantera
Cantera is a uniquely beautiful quarried volcanic rock. It is (relatively speaking) soft stone, which makes it ideal for decorative areas, such as fountains, door frames, range hoods, balustrades, fireplaces, pool copings and surrounds, tiles, columns and more. It can also be quite susceptible to scratching, scuffing and dulling, particularly in areas of high use. Nevertheless, it is a durable as well as beautiful stone and, like all natural stone, can almost always be restored, rather than needing to be replaced.
At Surface Care, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your Cantera surfaces to a like new appearance, virtually erasing damage. We can even change a polished finish to a honed one or honed to highly polished so your unique Cantera surfaces can remain in line with your changing needs or tastes. From deep cleaning and sealing to repair and tile replacement and more, we can service all your Cantera needs.
Grinding and Lippage Removal
Are your Cantera tiles uneven, or the grout lines too deep to facilitate easy cleaning? Surface Care can create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology in a process called lippage removal. Once your surface is the level and shape desired, we will hone and polish your Cantera to the finish you desire.
Whether your Cantera surfaces have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, or spots, or you simply wish to change them to a non-glossy finish, the expert technicians at Surface Care have you covered. With our Cantera honing services, we can remove damage and achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
Has the sparkling appearance of your polished Cantera surfaces become dulled from wear and tear? Did you start out with a warm matte finish, but now want to up the elegance factor with a highly polished one instead? Surface Care combines the appropriate diamonds, polishing powders, and techniques with years of expertise to restore or change your finish to the beautiful, glass-like polish you desire.
Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing
Cleaning processes for Cantera vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt or oil being removed. We recommend periodic professional deep cleaning services, using pH-neutral, highly-effective cleaning solutions designed specifically for natural stone. Our deep-cleaning and other natural stone services can bring your Cantera surfaces to a like-new spotless state. We can also educate you on the proper day-to-day cleaning and care of your Cantera surfaces so they can look their best all the time.
The unique composition of Cantera enables it to absorb dampness and humidity without expansion, which makes it a natural choice for wet applications such as fountains, baths, pool surrounds and so on. However, it is exceptionally porous and easily absorbs spills, staining agents and other contaminants. In most cases, stains can be removed with some time, effort, professional products and the appropriate stain removal methods.
Once your Cantera fountains, showers, tub or pool surrounds, walls, and other surfaces have been deep-cleaned, had stains removed, and had any other damage repaired and restored, we highly recommend you have us seal your stone to enhance stain resistance. While most stains can eventually be removed, this process can be time consuming, expensive and often frustrating. Sealing represents an inexpensive and practical way to protect your Cantera surfaces from stain damage.