New York City Stone Restoration
When people walk into your building, home, or office, your stone surfaces are likely among the first things they will see. Over time, your stone countertops, floors, and other surfaces will start to dull and show signs of wear and tear, even if you’re careful about cleaning these surfaces regularly. Statewide Stone Care provides professional stone restoration in New York and New Jersey to keep these surfaces looking their best. Utilizing proven, state-of-the-art techniques, we will professionally restore your stone surfaces to resemble their original condition. We use the latest techniques and equipment to remove scratches, stains, or etching from your stone. We can also seal and protect your surfaces so that they remain in like-new condition for years to come.
Our Stone Restoration Services in NYC
Stone restoration is the process of returning a worn-looking stone surface to its original condition. This can involve using a variety of methods to remove scratches, stains, or etching from the surface. It can also involve sealing and protecting the stone so that it is fortified against further damage. The professionals at Statewide Stone Care have more than a decade of experience utilizing proven techniques to repair and restore residential and commercial stone floors and surfaces throughout New York.
We employ any or all of the following techniques to repair and restore natural stone surfaces to their original beauty.
Grinding is the process of skillfully removing scratches, stains, or other blemishes from the surface of the stone. This process uses diamond abrasive pads of various grits to slowly grind away the damaged top layer of stone, revealing the fresh, new stone beneath. Grinding is also used for the following purposes.
We grind down uneven surfaces to make the stone surface perfectly smooth and even.
We grind down the uneven edges of natural stone tiles to make the surface flat and smooth.
Honing is a similar process to grinding, but it uses a finer stone-polishing pad to produce a smoother finish. This is the ideal process for stone surfaces that do not have deep scratches or stains but could use a little revitalization. Honing can also be used to remove unwanted polish or shine from stone surfaces for a matte finish; for example, it can be used to change the overall look, improve traction on stairs, or to even out the finish where the shine has been worn down by foot traffic.
After the surface of the stone has been repaired, we can polish the stone surface using a variety of special abrasive polishing compounds, either to restore the stone to its original luster or to change the finish to your liking. Just as the honing process creates a uniform matte finish, polishing can be used to create a semi-gloss or glossy finish.
Crystallization is a specialized polishing process that uses a chemical compound and a high-speed polishing machine to create an extremely glossy, high-shine finish. This process is often used on stone floors in commercial spaces because it is very durable and easy to maintain. It is a process best used on calcium-based stone surfaces such as limestone, travertine, and marble.
Buffing is a process similar to polishing, except buffing involves applying loose, low-grit abrasives to the surface using a cloth buffing wheel for a finer finish. Buffing is frequently used to repair minor blemishes in the stone to even out the finish or as a “fine-tune” finishing agent after polishing or crystallizing.
Sealing stone surfaces is an important part of the restoration process. It creates a barrier against moisture, stains, and other contaminants that could damage the stone over time. The type of sealant we use depends on factors such as the type of stone (e.g., terrazzo floors, marble floors, etc.), how much foot traffic the floor receives, how much exposure to the elements it has, and so on. We also can apply color sealing to grout surfaces to change or restore the color of the grout.
Sometimes, a thorough cleaning is all that is necessary to restore the natural beauty of a stone surface. We use a variety of products to scrub the stone and grout surfaces to remove ground-in dirt and discoloration.
When it comes to removing stains from natural stone, every situation is unique. Statewide offers many stain removal solutions based on the type of stain, the age of the stain, the type of stone, etc. We’ll draw from a wide selection of stain removal products and poultices to remove even the most stubborn stains from your stone surfaces.
Types of Stones We Restore
The experts at Statewide Stone Care can restore virtually any type of stone surface, including floors, walls, countertops, kitchen/bath surfaces, outdoor living spaces, tiles and pavers, and more. The types of stone we can restore include, but are not limited to:
We can also restore ceramic tile to its natural beauty.
Speak with NYC Stone Restoration Expert Today
Whether your stone surfaces just need a good deep cleaning and sealing, or whether they need extensive restoration work, Statewide Stone Care has you covered. From deep cleaning and sealing to honing and polishing, our team of experts utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to get the job done right. For reliable, trustworthy stone restoration in New York, contact us today for a free consultation.