The Process of Stone Floor Restoration
You may have been attracted to the visual appeal of stone and marble at its inception since it has luxurious overtures and it exhibits unique patterns. However, because of wear and tear of time and its frequent use its attractiveness and charisma can become dull no matter how great or strong the material may be. And the only way to be dazzled by it again is by way of restoring them to its original state.
By that, it depends on the specific needs of your flooring and the specific stone to be restored. It can be as simple as a thorough cleaning and polishing only, or as complex as crack and scratch repair, refinishing, or grinding and maintenance.
There are several items to consider in determining which type of floor restoration is needed. When the stone has dirt, dust, and slime the appearance of stone is dead, since the luster and sheen of the surface grow lifeless and dismal. This type can be restored by thorough cleaning so that you can beautify and restore it once again.
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The wearing or staining of grout can also affect its overall appeal since it repels the glamour that the entire floor area has. Unlike stone, grout is not as dirt and stain resistant. So this also need touch up service to help put it back to how it looked like when it has been newly installed.
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Small cracks and scratches do not only give room to collect dust and dirt, they too would soon behave like mini grouts spread all over your floor. And since they are more absorbent than grout, it does not only affect the gloss of the stone but it can terribly affect the appearance and look of your stone. The way to restore your floor to its perfect and pristine condition is through grinding and refinishing it.
When the presence of both the wear and tear of grout, small cracks and scratches is not the problem, your stone restoration provider can directly proceed to polish your stone after a thorough cleaning. If you flooring has the problems mentioned above, it should be restored first before it is polished. Polishing is a great way to really boost the aesthetic appeal of your floor and the reason why this is routinely performed following any of those pursuits to recondition your stone flooring to its original form.
Sealing is the last leg in any stone flooring restoration. Sealing does not only help to preserve and protect your entire flooring space including the grout from a broad range of elements that can penetrate or hold in the surface of your entire flooring which includes dyes, polyester resins, epoxy resins, oil, water, etc. The amount of work you have to put into cleaning and maintaining your stone floor can also be reduced.