We use specific stone cleaning procedures and products designed to remove damaging soil and residual contaminants, so your stone surface keeps its natural shine. Following the cleaning procedures, we will apply a penetrating sealer to add continuous protection to your stone surface. These stones tend to be softer and more porous in nature. If your floor is ceramic, porcelain or any other synthetic material, please click here for our tile and grout cleaning services page!
Marble, Granite, Onyx & Limestone floors should be polished regularly to maintain the shine and avoid the expense of a major re-honing. We offer different diamond encrusted polishing grit pads to bring out the best look your stone surface can give.
*Please note there is a minimum charge of $150 for this service. Furniture moving is not included in the pricing and may be an additional charge.
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200 grit removes minor scratches
400 grit removes etching
800 grit polish to matte finish
1500 grit starts to bring a shine
3000 grit gives a mirror like shine
11,000 grit gives it a wet look
To determine the grit levels you would like us to use for your stone surface, consider the current condition and amount of shine you would like to achieve (you can not skip grit levels from starting point to finish):
If your stone is dull, scratched, and/or discolored, you would need grits 200-1500 to work out the damage. If you then want better shine to your stone, you also need 3000 for a semi-gloss shine and 11000 for a high gloss shine.
If there is minimal damage, you can start with 800 grits and work your way up to the shine level you desire.
If your stone surface has no damage but is duller than you would like, start at 1500 grits and work up to the shine you desire.
If your stone has some shine but you would like it to shine more, choose 3000 and/or 11000 grits to achieve shine that you desire. To maintain shine, use these levels yearly or more often depending on traffic and use.
Natural Soft Stone Surfaces (Such as Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Terrazzo, Travertine, & Sandstone): Minimum Charge $150
*ACIDS/ ACIDIC CLEANERS ETCH STONE, DO NOT USE ACIDS ON NATURAL STONE.*
POLISHING/ CLEANING & SEALING FOR SOFT STONESURFACES (Should be polished on a regular basis to maintain shine and a nice appearance. If you have you Natural Soft Stone polished regularly, you will save money because we would then use less grit levels then the initial polishing to bring back the shine. However, if you wait to long between service you will need more grit levels to restore the stone.)
Polishing Soft Stone Surfaces: EACH GRIT LEVEL is $1.00per square foot for Floors (up to $6 per square foot) OR $2.00 per square foot for hand polishing counters, showers, tub surrounds, etc (up to $12 per square foot)
Deep Scrubbing/ Cleaning for Natural Soft Stone is $1.00per square foot for Floors OR $2.00 per square foot for hand scrubbing/ cleaning counters, showers, tub surrounds, etc
Penetrating Natural Soft Stone Sealer is $1.00 per square foot
Natural Hard Stone Surfaces (Such as Slate, Flagstone, Terracotta/ Mexican Tile, Concrete & Brick): Minimum Charge $150
STRIPPING/ CLEANING & SEALING OR COATING FOR HARD STONE SURFACES (Should be tested for coatings such as wax/ floor finish and polyurethane. We often cannot completely remove floor finish from these surfaces due to the nature of the stone and typically polyurethane cannot be removed at all. We offer to deep scrub and clean these floors with a high alkaline cleaner to remove as much soiling and surface coating as possible, then apply a fresh coat of floor finish or penetrating sealer depending on the previous condition as well as the customers’ preference. We carry a variety of stone sealers intended for use on these stones.)
Deep Scrubbing/ Stripping for Natural Hard Stone Floors: $1.00per square foot (heavy build up typically requires more than one stripping and may be an additional charge of $0.50-$1.00 per square foot)
Hard Stone Sealer/ Coatings: $0.50-$1.00 per square foot
*We understand there are a lot of variables as well as math and measurements that go into calculating the cost to service your stone. We will gladly evaluate and give you a quote if you prefer, just contact us directly.
Daily Clean Neutral Floor Cleaner- Its neutral formula is gentle on all surfaces but tough on dirt and grime without dulling or leaving a haze or film. Plus, it enhances glossy floors and other hard surfaces, boosting the natural shine. safety data sheet
Unitex Sledgehammer Plus Floor Stripper- non-ammoniated, alkaline floor cleaner and stripper designed to remove heavy soiling and finishes from resilient and non-resilient surfaces. safety data sheet
Matrix Grout Devil- this highly alkaline, water-based cleaner combined with solvents is specially formulated tile, grout, and hard surface cleaner is designed to dissolve layer after layer of soil and grease buildup while leaving grout lines clean and bright. safety data sheet
Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold Penetrating Sealer- penetrates and seals by impregnating the pores of the stone to help prevent soiling and stains from absorbing into the surface for maximum protection yet has a water-based, low-odor formula. Effective on all-natural stone and grout. safety data sheet
Dupont StoneTech Professional Rich Color Enhancer- enriches and deepens the color of natural stone surfaces and includes penetrating sealer (description above).
This list consists of our most commonly used products. There may be specialty products needed for your specific floor or situation.