We Service Natural Stone
Whether you have a stone floor, countertop, or other surface made from natural stone, you remember how beautiful it looked upon installation. We can make granite, marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, terrazzo, Mexican tile, concrete and saturnia sparkle and shine. We also offer re-grouting, grout sealing, grout staining and pressure washing.
That original beauty is lost over the years, leaving you with stone that is in need of cleaning, polishing, and sealing. This work is not easy to do, so leave it to us. We are experts in caring for stone surfaces and will restore your stone to its original condition.
We are located in Boca Raton, however we service throughout all of South Florida.
Like most other surfaces, natural stone must be cleaned regularly to keep it sanitary, maintain its appearance, and preserve its life. Professional stone cleaning is recommended every six to 12 months and is especially important for stone floors. These hard surfaces with stay shiny and beautiful if they are regularly cleaned, polished, and buffed. In addition, grout is scrubbed and areas that were once heavily soiled are transformed.
When stone surfaces contain uneven tiles, called lippage, or the stone is deeply scratched or stained, a process called grinding is typically used. A diamond disc is used to sand and remove large portions of the stone and the process is contained so no dust is created. Any additional holes created on a travertine floor are filled to increase durability.
After it is ground, the stone must be smoothed with very fine diamond abrasives. Called honing, this process removes remaining scratches and rounds the edges of the stone, creating a smoother finish. A compound is frequently used to aid in the process, which is often done wet. This prepares the surface to be polished.
Polishing is the final step in the process and is what makes the stone shine. A floor machine uses a polyester fiber pad or a cloth, as well as water, to work a powdered abrasive onto the stone. This powder is worked into a semi-liquid state called slurry and used to polish the stone. This slurry is then removed with a mop or wet vacuum and the floor is rinsed to remove any remaining powder. The entire process may sound simple but much practice is required. Having a professional do the work eliminates the worry of making any mistakes and provides the most impressive results.
Marble is a fairly porous stone material that absorbs moisture, which means that it can be stained quite easily. By protecting marble against moisture intrusion, as well as against stains, is relatively easy if you seal it when you install it, as well as every year or so thereafter. Affordable Marble Restoration offers sealing services to ensure that your that your marble stays beautiful as long as possible.
Granite is the most durable stone available and has been a popular building material for thousands of years. It requires less maintenance than marble, making it suitable for countertops, floors, stair treads, and more.
Limestone is used on the exteriors, floors, and interior features of buildings. If cared for properly, it will last for years. Proper cleaning and care is required to prevent dulling and discoloration created by the environment and normal wear.
Marble is less durable and costs about the same. Its fine crystals create a satiny, snowy look that some people consider more elegant than the visual effect created by granite.
Onyx is a form of quartz, the second most abundant mineral within the continental crust. It is available in a rainbow of colors, each beautiful in its own right. Unique designs and shades within the stone provide visual enhancement.
Travertine is a type of marble that is filled with features that look like holes. During installation, these holes are filled with grout or a special filler, creating a unique appearance and making the stone less porous.
Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cement binder.
Mexican tile is functional, beautiful, and practical, it provides a long lasting wall or surface that is beautiful and traditional. Sometimes, you can notice small paw prints in the tiles, a mark of their authenticity.
Concrete floors have made the leap from a fringe fashion to an in-vogue flooring material enjoying widespread appeal in homes as well as businesses. Concrete, with its unique and natural beauty, can be brought to life with our premium floor restoration.
Slate is a vibrant and unique tile formed of compressed layers of sediments from under the ocean. Its tough composition makes it resistant to fading, scratches, and even chemicals. Although it needs to be sealed regularly, slate tiles last virtually forever with a little maintenance.
Saturnia, a type of Travertine, is a durable stone formed by mineral deposits from hot springs or limestone caves, and is cut from quarries around the world
Each type of stone requires care to keep it looking like new. When cleaning, detergents containing alkali, metallic salts, acid, or other strong ingredients should not be used because these can attack and damage a natural stone surface. Pots, roasting pans, and cookie sheets should not be placed directly onto a stone countertop after being taken out of the oven or removed from a burner because the heat can damage the counter. Hot pads and cutting boards should be used to prevent damage to the countertop.
Floor surfaces should be dust mopped frequently to remove grit and dirt. Any cleaner applied to the mop head should not leave an oily residue. Wet mopping too frequently will stain the lower surfaces and grout of the stone.
Natural stone should be sealed each year to protect it and maintain its natural beauty. An unsealed stone surface will easily absorb stains and eventually absorb odor. To prevent these common mistakes, let us seal your stone surfaces.
Affordable Marble Restoration
20423 SR 7 F6 #341
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Affordable Marble Restoration is:
Servicing the three counties of
Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach