types of Limestone and marble
Honed Limestone and Marble is not a very common type found in homes, mainly because it requires extra care and maintenance. It is honed down to a nice smooth finish at the factory. Both need to be sealed on a regular basis with a proper sealer to prevent damage occurring to the stone
Polished Limestone and Marble is polished at the factory, both Limestone and Marble need to be maintained on a reg basis but is more durable to staining and scratches as the polish hardens the surface creating a protective barrier
We offer a wide variety of services for your Limestone and Marble flooring, depending on how dirty it is and type we will have a game plan to restoring the beauty back to you floors.
cleaning – $0.50 a sq. foot
Our cleaning process is above the rest we guarantee it. We start with a full inspection of the flooring, the technician will walk through with the homeowner and identify problem areas and explain the solution we can provide. Second if everything looks good with the gameplan we will spray our Stone safe Alkaline cleaner on both Tile and Grout. After it has dwelled for 5- 10 min we scrub the grout lines with a grout brush after that we follow it with a good floor scrubbing with a rotary scrubber, this ensures both Travertine tile and grout are properly scrubbed. Third we use our SX-15which is attached to our state of the art truck mounted system, the SX-15 will spray out at 800-1200 PSI with 220 degree water this tool offers the best possible cleaning. After the floors are completely cleaned we finish it up with a final inspection and walk through.
sealing – $0.50 a sq. foot
We only use high quality solvent based sealers with low VOC, the Hybrid Solvent is formulated for both Limestone and Marble tile and provides the best protection on the market. We do have a 2 year warranty on our sealing and it protects against staining and etching, its simple if for any reason you acquire a stain or etch mark during the 2 years we will come out and fix it for FREE.
honing – $1.00 a sq. foot
Our Honing process is a 4 step process that involves 4, 17 inch diamond resin pads, each has a different grit. First is the 250 grit pad, it is designed to cut quick and remove heavy etching and scratches. Second is the 800 grit, it will smooth out the 250 grit and bring the stone to soft Honed finish. Third is the 3000 grit, it will create a Satin finish and give the stone a smooth overall look. Final pad is the 8000 grit, this will bring the stone to a semi- gloss and give it a great base for the final Polishing powder.
polishing – $0.75 a sq. foot
Our Polishing process is done using a mildly acidic Polishing powder, the powder is applied with water to the Limestone or Marble then is scrubbed with a weighted rotary scrubber. The powder reacts with the calcium in the stone which creates a beautiful deep shine.
lippage removal – $25.00 per tile
We use a veritable speed grinder with diamond resin bonded disc to grind down the edges. this service is only available when we are doing a full restore.
hole repair – $5.00 per hole
Over time you will start to see some holes appearing in your flooring, this is usually the result of the factor fill breaking apart and coming out. We can fill those holes with our fill. We also offer a DYI Hole Fill kit for $50.00