Caring For Your Stone
One of the great advantages of natural stone is that if it has become damaged, it can be restored, and restoration is virtually always less costly and time-consuming than replacement. If done properly, restoration can result in an installation that looks just as good as, or, better than the original one — the operative phrase being, "if done properly."
Stone restoration is the process of restoring worn or damaged stone to the state in which it was installed. It may also entail the altering of the surface of the stone to match a desired finish, for example, taking a polished finish to a honed/satin one, or, vice-versa.
Stone restoration is a process that can only be done by a professional stone restoration company. Most maintenance or cleaning companies, although they may be very good at what they do, will not have the proper tools or experience to restore natural stone. Why? The investment of knowledge, equipment and experience needed to properly understand and work with stone requires qualified technicians, and your average janitorial company can’t afford to keep qualified technicians on staff.