Limestone is gorgeous, but as a calcium-based stone, it is subject to etch damage by acidic substances. It is susceptible to scratching from tracked-in grit and dulling from grime and wear. Limestone, like all natural stone, will need periodic professional services to restore its natural beauty and keep it looking its best.
At Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration we know what it takes to make your limestone surfaces look sensational. If your limestone is dirty or dull-looking, scratched, etched, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, don’t replace it! See what our cleaning, polishing, restoration and protection services can do for your limestone.
Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration provides complete limestone floor and surface care and professional maintenance services for residential properties, including both interior and exterior limestone surfaces. Do you have limestone countertops, walls, or other limestone surfaces? What limestone service do you need? Keep reading to learn more about how we can meet your needs.
Is your limestone floor too dull or too shiny? If you have a new floor with some tiles that look more glossy than others, let us even out the finish for you. We can deliver a beautifully restored or refinished limestone gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish.
Does your limestone floor have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, etches or spots? Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can hone your limestone surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new limestone surface free of damage. With our limestone honing services, our expert technicians can achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches and etching can diminish the elegant appearance of your limestone floors. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can polish your limestone using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish. With our limestone polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve a beautiful, glass-like polish.
Lippage Removal and Grinding
Uneven tiles can be both an eyesore and a safety hazard. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. Once ground to the level and shape desired, the limestone is honed and polished to the finish you want.
Do you have chipped limestone tiles? Are there cracks in your floor? What about broken limestone tiles? Before you replace your limestone, consider having us provide expert limestone repair services. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can fill holes in limestone, fix limestone cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the finish on the rest of your limestone floor, countertop or other stone surface.
Although it is rare for a limestone tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration’s craftsman can remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, reinstall the new tile, level the installed tile with the surrounding are, and then match the finish as closely as possible. Sometimes it is impossible to match new tiles with old ones because of circumstances out of our control, such as variations in production and distribution of the replacement tiles. We will always match new tiles as closely as possible.
Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can remove limestone stains, as well as limestone discolorations. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to do this yourself or want us to treat your limestone, most stains can be removed.
Cleaning and Sealing
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your limestone will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your limestone is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “May” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.
At Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration, we can instruct you on the proper care you should use in cleaning your limestone on a regular basis. We offer a full line of Care Products to assure you are using the proper cleaning product that will help keep your limestone surfaces looking great. We also provide a regularly scheduled maintenance program, upon request.
Are you looking for limestone countertop polishing services in the Tampa, FL area? Do you need professional limestone cleaning or restoration? Contact us online or give us a call at (813) 609-8661.