Understandably many of our customers are unsure about what can or cannot be achieved. Here we wish to explain a little of the technical background to the services we offer. (The Late) Maurizio Bertoli, one of the doyens of the stone restoration industry who always put his customers first, famously used the adage ‘Education before any sale.’ This sentiment firmly underpins the ethos of our company.
Natural Stone Restoration Services
Natural stone restoration comes in two forms:
Chemical Restoration is a process of honing your floor with powders of different abrasive qualities. Depending on the condition and the qualities of your floor a ‘shine’ may be achieved. This often proves a cost effective method of reviving stone. However, if a ‘shine’ is required sometimes the clarity of the stone is not presented as effectively as with the mechanical process.
Mechanical Restoration is a process of grinding your floor perfectly flat by removing lippage. It is technically impossible to create a totally even surface when floors are laid. After grinding, the floor is honed with resin bonded diamonds. This treatment may be in up to 6 stages depending of which of the three potential finishes you may desire: ‘Honed’ (matt look, no ‘shine’), ‘Semi-Sheen’ (honed with a slight ‘shine’) and ‘Shine’ (‘the hotel lobby look’). This approach has many advantages, in particular the continued maintenance of your floor.
Whatever your choice you will receive our ‘After-care Maintenance Plan’ to ensure the look of your floor will be retained for years to come.
Surfaces which Mechanical Process can be carried out on:
- Full Bodied Porcelain