What is Stone Polishing?
Want to regain that same old luster and gloss of your stone floor that you first had? If you do, stone polishing can be a great means of achieving that! Polishing not only reinvigorates the stone by removing scratches and etches but it also adds shine to your stone floors by rendering them a glossy finish and a supreme texture!
If you are someone who wants to enjoy the same aesthetic gloss finish of your stone floor over the years, polishing your floors should be a time to time activity because crystals in a polished floor surface eventually become dull after normal use. Also, during the time of attrition, due to bad floor maintenance or the surface wear, shine is lost and the reflected sunlight on the marble surface darkens. Polishing removes all the surface stains, scratches and other darkening factors and restores the lost shine, thereby, making the floor more reflective to light, glossier!
At Stone Surgeons, we use a combination of diamond abrasive and powder abrasive to hone the stone and make it reflective. The process is relatively simple compared to the more heavy duty grinding processes; however, a lot of skill is required to carry out the job perfectly. It is, therefore, better to rely on professionals; if done wrong, it can damage your entire flooring.
Within its very essence, polishing is a multi-leveled, staged treatment process done with low-abrasive tools with an aim to achieve maximum smoothness of surface.
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Frequently Asked Questions
CAN RUGS DAMAGE MARBLE, GRANITE, OR OTHER STONE FLOORS?
Rugs especially with rubber or latex base can cause friction against the marble, granite or other natural stones while sliding. Moreover, the dirt & grit that accumulates on rugs over the time can also damage the stone floor when displaced from their place with pressure. Therefore, Stone Surgeon advises the use of rug holders to keep rugs at place and avoid stone and marble damage and keep your marble clean and polished.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR REQUESTING A QUOTATION OR ESTIMATE?
At Stone Surgeon there are absolutely no charges for consultation or getting an estimate for the amount of work involved. Our engineers are always ready to help you with your stone and marble cleaning, polishing, sealing, and restoration questions.
WILL THERE BE DUST DURING THE STONE CLEANING, POLISHING, OR RESTORATION PROCESS?
No, Stone Surgeon takes all measures such as using diamond abrasives and water to ensure that a minimal disruption is caused in your daily routine while undertaking stone and marble cleaning, polishing, or restoration activities.
HOW CAN I KNOW HOW DAMAGED MY MARBLE, GRANITE, OR NATURAL STONES ARE AND WHAT RESTORATION METHOD IS BEST TO CLEAN IT?
Different stones need to be treated differently to restore their natural sheen. Light & porous stones such as marble, limestone, and granite are more vulnerable to damage if not taken care of properly. Stone Surgeon engineers will first analyze the stone before working out the restoration method.
WHY CAN'T I CLEAN THE STAINS OR WATER SPOTS ON MY MARBLE, TRAVERTINE, ONYX, LIMESTONE, SLATE, TERRAZZO, QUARTZITE, OR GRANITE SURFACE.
Sometimes, we mistakenly consider the etch marks as water spots. This happens usually when an acid comes in contact with the calcium based stones. Generally, polishing the stone is the best resort in such instances.
WILL I NEED TO EMPTY THE SPACE WHILE THE RESTORATION OR MAINTENANCE WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT?
No, Stone Surgeon doesn't require you to vacate the place or move things while we carry out our job. We take care of your furniture, carpets & walls during the process & make necessary arrangements beforehand, if required.
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Stone Surgeon, Inc.,
7 Jefry Ln
Hicksville, NY 11801
Stone Surgeon, Inc., brings a decade and a half of granite, slate, onyx, limestone, travertine, terrazzo, quartzite, and marble cleaning, polishing, sealing, and restoration experience to New York City, Long Island, and the greater New York area. Our engineers specialize in natural stone care, repair, and maintenance. Contact Stone Surgeon for more information.