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Natural Stone Renovation

rob_witton_travertine_afterIn many premises, be it home or commercial installations, personal décor or cost have taken precedence over how  the material will perform.

Much more should be considered such as resistance against heavy foot traffic, hardness, scratch resistance, chemical resistance, porosity density and soiling resistance, slip resistance and maintenance issues. All these points should be considered when choosing the location for installation.

By implementing a correct maintenance program and aftercare product you can extend the period between each renovation, but eventually it will become necessary to restore your stone to its former ‘just installed’ glory.

For many natural stones, whether honed or polished, this will require specialist diamond abrasives or compounds to remove deep scratches, stains, etching, unsightly wear and tear in walkways and other damage.

Each job will need an assessment to decide on the correct method of restoration, depending on the problems encountered.

Our 5-Step System for Obtaining & Maintaining Beautiful Stone

Step 1 Consultation / Evaluation

First, we inspect your stone and perform a number of tests to determine the type of stone. We will inspect the wear patterns and damage on the stone. After reviewing this data, we can restore a sample area for a nominal charge. This will allow us to be very precise in our diagnosis of the problem and give you a snapshot of what your stone surface should look like. We can also determine if your stone should be sealed.

Step 2 Restoration

Through the use of trained stone technicians, state-of-the-art equipment and materials, we will restore your stone surface to its original beauty. All work will be completed in a professional and timely manner.

Step 3 Impregnation/Protection

Many stones are susceptible to stains from spills of coffee or soft drinks, soiling from normal foot traffic, oils and many other things. It can be protected against these stains by the use of an impregnator. An impregnator is an integral part of an ongoing, proactive stone care program. We use only the best impregnators available on the market. Impregnators facilitate an easier, cost effective maintenance program for natural stone by offering long term protection against stains and dirt penetration.

Step 4 Daily Maintenance Training

Most people use what they consider to be “safe” techniques and chemicals on their stone to care for it on a daily basis. What may be safe for tile or ceramic can be damaging to natural stone. After we restore your stone surface to its original beauty, we are happy to train you or your cleaning company on how to maintain a restored appearance on a routine basis. We can even supply you with our recommended daily stone cleaner to use.

Step 5 Periodic Follow-Up Restoration

After stone has been restored and impregnated, although proper daily care will greatly extend the feel and finish, on-going foot-traffic and other factors will, over time, keep wearing away at the bright, clean appearance. A periodic maintenance program will ensure a beautiful floor at all times and prevent the need for a complete restoration in the future. After restoration we can design, as an extra service, a periodic restoration schedule. The frequency will be determined by both the needs of your specific stone and the appearance level that you would like to maintain.

Please call 01440 788187 for further information, we are happy to help. We offer Natural stone renovation in Suffolk Essex Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire and all the surrounding areas.