Granite Marble Limestone
Quartzite Slate Sandstone
Coral Basalt (Bluestone)
Saltillo Tile (Terra Cotta)
Over a period of time natural stone can become stained, abraded, etched, scratched, or otherwise damaged, depending on its use. As fully trained and qualified stone installation and restoration contractors, we offer the following services.
Installation—floor prep, crack resistant membranes, waterproofing, setting, and grouting.
Grinding—Removes deep scratches and lippage (uneven tile edges)
Seam Polishing— Visible seams are filled and mechanically polished to virtually disappear
Honing—Remove minor scratches and wear
Polishing—Gives marble or natural stone the desired sheen, protects the surface from everyday traffic and spills
Alter a Finish—Change a stone’s finish, for example, from honed to polished finish and vice versa
Cleaning—Removes dirt, stains, bacteria and also removes waxes and polymers that have become embedded
Color Enhancing—Penetrating sealers / impregnators enhance or enrich the color of your stone
Crack and Chip Repair—Fills cracks and chips in both marble and granite
Fill Pits and Blemishes—Fills limestone and travertine imperfections
Stripping—Removes coatings that can block a stone’s ability to breathe
Grout Cleaning and Sealing—Removal of deep contaminants in grout, then sealing for protection and easier maintenance
Cutting Corners Will Cost Much More in the Long Run
You can tell right away whether your stone or tile installation is visually appealing, but whether it is structurally sound may not be readily apparent until years down the line. A stone or tile installation without proper subsurface preparation will deteriorate prematurely with problems like cracks, hollow floors, and grout that falls out.
How do you know if your stone or tile is being installed properly?
Standard preventive measures must be taken to ensure correct subsurface preparation, including sanding or scraping the slab to completely remove paint or drywall mud. In addition, a crack suppression membrane or uncoupling mat should be applied between the slab and the stone or tile.
The Best Preventative Measure
The bottom line is, a quality installation employing proven techniques and precautions will result in a floor that you will be happy with for many years. If you are shopping price only, you may find yourself regretting it down the road, and you may actually end up paying more in the long run.