Stone can be resurfaced to its original luster and finish using the following processes:
The modern honing process uses a series of varying grit industrial diamond pads to remove minute layers of stone until an appropriate finish is achieved or the stone is prepped for polishing. Our machines use water to virtually eliminate dust from the process.
Polishing the stone involves a natural polishing powder that has been used through the ages in Europe to polish stone. The powder does not include harsh chemicals, wax or acid like some modern methods (eg., re-crystallization.) This method has been proven over time as the best treatment for stone and is more economical in the long term.
The Stone Technicians at Marble Doctor are trained to provide multiple finish options varying from high polished finishes to raw honed finishes. Our Estimating Staff can discuss these options upon request during your Site Consultation.
We repair cracks, gouges and broken stone by hand with specially formulated color match epoxy. We perform limited replacement of stone tiles. We also remove scratches and stains by honing the stone or using specially formulated cleaners and stain removers.
This service includes but is not limited to the following:
We perform color match epoxy repairs by hand to broken tiles, tables and slabs. This process is performed in conjunction with a resurfacing of the stone to ensure proper color match and final finish consistency.
We perform limited replacement of stone tiles that are stained, cracked or broken beyond repair. This service includes grout removal, replacement, and color seal services for floors and walls.
We perform stone cleaning with the use of neutral pH stone cleaners specially formulated for calcareous and siliceous stones. This process will topically clean residual organic compounds that are present one the stone surface.
We perform stain removal services to natural stone and cast concrete surfaces. This process is performed with poultices and specific additives to remove various stains. This service has been utilized for cleaning of stone statues, sealed countertops, and cast concrete walls.
We perform stone sealing service to surfaces professionally cleaned by Marble Doctor Stone Technicians. We seal your surfaces with varying industry standard stone specific impregnating sealers for added stain protection and resistance.