A Breath of New Life for Your Limestone
Limestone is a calcium-based stone and can become chemically damaged (etched) by acidic substances. It is susceptible to scratching from tracked-in grit, and dulling from grime and wear. Fortunately, a Certified Surface Care PROS Partner has the knowledge and experience to deal with sensitive types of stone. If your limestone needs restoration due to dullness, scratches, etching, cracks, chips or other damage, a PRO can restore its beauty and elegance.
Limestone that has become dull and damaged will need professional services to restore its natural beauty and keep it looking its best. A PRO knows what it takes to make your limestone surfaces look sensational. If your limestone is dirty or dull-looking, scratched, etched, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, don’t replace it! See what professional cleaning, polishing, restoration and protection services can do for your limestone.
A Certified Surface Care PROS Partner can provide complete limestone care and professional maintenance services for countertops, walls, or other limestone surfaces in commercial and residential properties, including both interior and exterior limestone surfaces. Keep reading to learn more about how a PRO can meet your needs.
Is your limestone floor too dull or too shiny? If you have a new floor with some tiles that look more glossy than others – let a qualified restoration expert even out the finish for you. Whether you have or are seeking to acquire a gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish, a PRO can deliver a beautifully restored or changed limestone finish.
Does your limestone floor have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, etches or spots? Stone restoration contractors can hone your limestone surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new limestone surface free of damage. With professional limestone honing services, expert technicians can achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches and etching can diminish the elegant appearance of your limestone floors. A PRO can polish your limestone using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish. With professional limestone polishing services, expert technicians can achieve a beautiful, glass-like polish.
Grinding and Lippage Removal
Uneven tiles can be both an eyesore and a safety hazard. Highly trained qualified professionals can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. Once ground to the level and shape desired, the limestone is honed and polished to the finish you want.
Repair and Replacement
Do you have chipped limestone tiles? Are there cracks in your floor? What about broken limestone tiles? Before you replace your limestone, consider having a Certified Surface Care PROS Partner provide expert limestone repair services. A knowledgeable professional can fill holes in limestone, fix limestone cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the finish on the rest of your limestone floor, countertop or other stone surface.
Although it is rare for a limestone tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. A PRO craftsman can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, reinstall the new tile, level the installed tile with the surrounding are, and then match the finish as closely as possible.
A stone and tile restoration expert can remove limestone stains, as well as limestone discolorations. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to do this yourself or want an expert to treat your limestone, the original finish of your stone can be restored.
Cleaning and Sealing
Limestone cleaning processes vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt or oil being removed. Limestone is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your limestone floors, showers, tub surrounds, walls, and other limestone surfaces are cleaned and restored, it is highly recommend you seal them to enhance their stain resistance. All stones (unless resined) are naturally porous. If left unsealed, there’s always a risk of spilling a colored or reactive liquid, discoloring your stone. While most stains can be removed, limestone stain removal can be a time consuming, expensive and often frustrating process. Sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against limestone stain damage.
Regular cleaning and janitorial services are valuable for simple, day-to-day care of limestone floors. But over time, their processes leave floors with grout lines that just won’t come clean, shiny scratches, and increasingly obvious traffic patterns. As these problems develop, you become more and more dissatisfied with the appearance of the floors until it’s time for another round of professional restoration. With a regularly scheduled maintenance program, your floors can look great all the time, without the need for periodic restoration.