Palo Alto Natural Stone Restoration
We at Castles Home Service have years of experience working with a variety of natural stones and finishes. We work with any type of surface, from countertops to walls to fireplace mantles. We can restore any stone that you want or have in your home. If you’re looking for natural stone restoration in Palo Alto, then we’re your guys.
Marble has become a huge trend in the interior design world and many people look for it as a feature in their home. We can assist in making sure your marble looks fresh with our marble refinishing and marble polishing services. Our services go beyond just restoring stone – we also offer cleaning and maintenance to ensure that your natural stone always looks good inside or outside.
Stone restoration is the process of restoring worn stone to the state that it was when it was installed and can only be done by a restoration company. Companies that deal with home maintenance or janitorial services will not possess the proper experience or tools to restore the natural stone. The process can include altering the stone’s surface to match the homeowner’s desired finish, which can include the polish on the surface to be honed or vice versa.
Natural stone reflects light; it doesn’t need a wax or other coating to give it its shine. To restore polished marble or other stones to its natural finish it only needs to go through a process known as diamond grinding. This type of mechanical abrasion needs a series of diamond grits used in the proper sequence and a careful eye for detail to achieve the desired finish. It can only be done by a master technician who has years of experience in the area.
There are many companies that specialize in marble and granite restoration in Palo Alto, but we ensure that we are experts at what we do and inform customers of the precautions that need to be taken to make sure that the restoration project does not affect other surfaces of the home.
Palo Alto Stone Cleaning & Etch and Stain Removal
Among our other services, we offer cleaning of your natural stone. To clean your stone, you must identify your stone’s geological composition and classification. This information lets you know what cleaning products can be used on the surface, though it’s safe to just avoid all acidic cleaners.
The success of stain removal on a stone surface depends on the type of spill that caused it and what type of cleaner you use to try and remove. Etched stone is similar in that it can be caused by a spill on the surface. Water spots, fire damage, scratches, and efflorescence (a white powder that can appear on the surface of your stone or grout) can affect your stone as well. Etches, stains, and cleaning should be handled by professionals who can easily determine the type of natural stone you have in your home and know the techniques to rid them from your surface.
Palo Alto Stone Sealing Services
To add an extra precaution against damage that may occur, we recommend that you have your stone sealed to prevent any staining. The sealing products used by most companies do not, in fact, seal the surface; they are known as impregnators and act as a repellant to keep the spills from seeping into the stone’s surface. Sealing does not make your surface complete impervious to stains but it does keep the likelihood of it happening at a minimum.
Sealing your stone can alter the finish of your surface. It can leave either an enhanced or natural finish when the process is complete. If the sealer used is an enhancing sealer, then it will increase the vibrancy and intensify the color of the stone that it is applied to. A natural finish sealer should not alter the look of the stone at all if applied properly.
It’s important to keep in mind that if you use a sealer on an area that will be used for food preparation that the sealer is non-toxic and safe for use. We recommend that you seal all stone surfaces to keep them safe. At Castles Home Service, we offer sealing along with natural stone restoration to those in the Monterey area so that our customers’ stone doesn’t just look new but lasts longer.
How Much Do These Services Cost?
The size of the job, the type of stone, and the desired finish set the length of time needed to complete a project. If you’re looking for more than 300 sq. ft. of any type of stone, then it will probably take more than a day or more than one technician. Each job requires proper setup and preparation to protect all the other surfaces from damage.
The location in the home is also a factor in time because it determines our access to electricity and water, both of which are needed for a restoration job. We must consider these factors when calculating the price of a job but, regardless of price, we promise that it is far less than replacing and in a fraction of the time.
Contact Us Today
At Castles Home Service, we look to give our clients in Palo Alto, CA the best natural stone restoration possible. Our expertise and experience ensure that we can give you the product that you desire, no matter the stone type or the surface. For more information or to receive an estimate, contact us today on our website or by phone.