Fine Décor Revival provides complete restoration services for all natural stone floors, countertops and walls. If your natural stone has lost its shine or become scratched from foot traffic, we can restore its original luster through our comprehensive restoration services.
Common natural stones include the following material: marble, granite, travertine, limestone and sandstone. Believe it or not, natural stones are relatively soft stones. Overtime, the surface of these stones can become scratched and abraded from foot traffic and use causing them to lose their original shine. The scratches on the surface of the stones also cause light rays to refract in all directions adding to the dull appearance of the floor. Counter tops become dirty, scratch and sometimes etch do to spills that have a high acid content like wine and vinegar. Walls and showers also become dirty through build up of hard water stains, soap scum and pollutants from within our air. All of these issues are correctable through Fine Décor Revival’s professional restoration services. Never attempt these services on your own. Natural stone care requires a sophisticated level of expertise that only an experienced technician and reputable company can provide.
The level of service your natural stone requires depends greatly on the type of stone you have and condition of that stone. Our approach is a very traditional one that includes the use of diamond infused pads and discs like the ones shown below.
Since a diamond is the hardest stone known to man, we use these pads and discs to remove a microscopic surface layer of the stone to eliminate those scratches. Yes, they’re made with real diamonds! Natural stone tiles are different than man-made tile in that they are composed of the same material and composition from the surface of stone through to the bottom. That is why scratches can be removed without changing the appearance of the stone. The diamonds discs and pads used are constructed of very small diamond particles that are suspended within the plastic disc or pad. These pads are placed on the bottom of rotary machine which then moves them across the surface of the stone, removing the scratches. The key to the whole process is choosing the right grit to hone the surface with. It is a multi-step process starting at a lower grit and ending a higher one. Some stones won’t require diamond honing at all. They may simply require a polishing compound. We find it is best to have one of our experts speak with you first about your flooring to get a better idea of the best approach for your project. If your natural stone does require some level of diamond honing, the final step will be applying a polishing compound. This will give you that deep shine and almost “wet look” appearance to your stone. Different levels of sheen can be achieved based on your desired look and type of stone you have. For example, a marble can have a very high gloss and a travertine a matte finish.
Sending pictures of your project is a great way to help us assess your project and provide you an estimate. Also, in-home or on-site consultations are available as well.