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Removal of all dirt and foreign material (grout residue, paint, glue, tape, etc.) from the surface and grout joints.   




Removal of water-base coats (wax, acrylics) or solvent base coats (urethane, varnish, lacquer) from the surface of the stone.




A process by which the surface is aggressively sanded to remove large stocks of the stone. Removes deep scratches as well as lippage and flattens the surface.




A process that uses moderate to fine abrasives or grits intended to resurface the affected area by reaching to the bottom of scratches or pits. The surface will get smoother and will enable better polishing. The process will remove gloss finish, minor to moderate scratches and etch marks.  


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A process using a compound that usually will remove minor hazing, light water spots, micro scratches and minor etching. It will produce a high reflective finish.   

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A below the surface premium impregnator sealer that protects against penetration of dirt, moisture and stains. It will preserve the natural beauty of the stone.   


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Stain Removal


Removal of “below the surface” discoloration (food, drink, oil, metal, rust, algae, mildew, etc.) using a special poultice stain remover.


Scratch Removal


Using a hand held diamond pad or abrasives to remove deep, scratches from the stones’ surface. Removal success depends on the type of stone, depth of scratch, blending, etc.


Grout Cleaning 

Hand cleaning of grout joints using special cleaners an
d a small brush. Hand cleaning is done in addition to machine scrubbing.




Remove and Replace existing caulking or grout and apply a new caulking. This will be done to: Floors (between base board and the floor), Showers (between walls and floor along the glass doors between bench and wall, etc...), Counters (between splash and counter) and around sinks in kitchens and bathrooms.




Loose and missing grout is removed by a special machine (no dust!) and replaced with new grout. We also strengthen the bonding of the tiles with a special resin.


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Repairs of Holes Chips  & Cracks


Using a special patching material (epoxy, polyester glue) we refill holes, chips and cracks. Color will be matched as closely as possible.  

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Ongoing Maintenance


Monthly, quarterly or semi-annual programs designed to keep your stone looking beautiful all the time. Frequency is determined on the type of stone, traffic patterns and budget.






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