Marble Travertine Limestone Polishing & Cleaning
For the past 25 years, Sureshine has specialize in marble travertine & limestone polishing & cleaning. The most common service performed on these surfaces are Deep Cleaning or Refinishing.
You may have heard from others that you should “seal your surfaces every year” or “have your floors polished every year.” This is nonsense. After your surfaces are restored, by following the maintenance suggestions for each surface in our Stone Care Guide you should get three years and some times as many as five years between services. Our mission is always to add real value to our customers’ lives.
Choosing your service
1. Deep Cleaning
Deep Cleaning is an intensive cleaning of the stone and grout using our proprietary combination of environmentally safe chemistry and hot water. We use a clean and capture system, which means we are able to blast the surface hot water at a pressure that is safe for the stone while at the same time loosening the the dirt and debris and extracting it from the surface. The use of hot water extraction allows Sureshine to seal your surfaces the same day with our high quality impregnating sealer. On travertine and other porous surfaces we can also fill holes and patch missing grout as necessary.
Refinishing is the restoration of the existing finish or if desired, increasing or decreasing the level of shine. During the stone refinishing or restoration process, deep cleaning is also performed because the surface is wet sanded to remove etches and scratches. Once the existing damage is removed the newly exposed surface is then restored to the desired shine using fine abrasives and polishing powders as necessary. Sureshine offers three levels of finish, these levels are described below. After the refinishing process is complete and we have achieved the level shine that you requested, our team then details the surface and applies our high quality impregnating sealer. We then fill holes and patch missing grout as needed.
Know Your finish
A honed finish as explained in the Easy Stone Care seminars that our owner teaches, is any level of shine between a flat and a polish. We have stayed away from the term honed because it is too ambiguous. The finishes that we offer are polished, satin, and matte.
Polished Marble, Travertine, and Limestone
A polished surface has the highest attainable reflection. In his book, “The Stone Care Guide,” our owner describes a polished finish as having a clear reflection with depth when looking into the stone from an 80-90 degree angle. Depth is the distance the reflection provides and clarity describes ability to clearly see the reflected object. For instance, our goal when polishing marble is to be able to read the wattage in the light bulb. While it is true that incandescent bulbs are no longer in fashion, out teams work hard to create the maximum amount of depth and clarity in each surface that we polished.When considering a polished finish, it is important to know the limits of your material. Most surface can achieve a high mirror-like reflection. Some materials have soft spots and natural areas of haziness. If you are unsure if your marble, travertine, or limestone surfaces can achieve a high even finish, give us a call. We will be happy to advise you.
Satin Finish Marble, Travertine, and Limestone
Satin is the most common finish for travertine and limestone floors because it appears more polished at an angle but tends not to show scratches and mild etches that occur with everyday use. Most customers are able to get three years or more between services when a satin finish is properly maintained. Please see out maintenance suggestions for recommended methods and products to keep your Satin finish MTL surfaces looking their best.
Matte Finish Marble, Travertine, and Limestone
The Matte finish is the most common finish for textured materials and porous surfaces such as limestone and tumbled travertine. We will often recommend a matte finish for surfaces where slip resistance is a concern. When others in the industry say honed finish, they are usually referring to this type of finish.
Here is an example of how a project is performed
Services that we provide on Natural Stone include:
- Deep Cleaning
- Polishing & Sealing
- Smoothing Uneven Tiles (Lippage Removal)
To see an example of maintenance suggestions provided to many of our clients, please see our section to download a pdf copy for your review.
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