More than a simple cleaning, stone restoration brings the elegance and beauty back to your natural stone. Depending on your type of stone, JP Carpet Cleaning Expert Floor Care Los Angeles have a specific, tested, and proven system to restore your treasure. Continue reading below for an overview of the different stones types we can restore for you!
Marble Cleaning and Restoration
Marble is formed from limestone that is super-heated to form its unique crystalline structure. Its natural elegance sets a perfect statement in any entryway or floor space within your home or commercial space. Besides that, marble tiles are known to last virtually forever if they are cleaned and maintained. Although porous and easily stained, marble has a reputation of being one of the most luxurious home design materials and its attractive veining and color options can truly make it stand out in any room.
For thousands of years terracotta tiles have been used by mankind as floor and wall coverings. Nowadays, despite the huge technological advances in ceramics, Mexican hand-made terracotta floor tiles are still some of the most favorable building materials among architects, builders, designers, and consumers.
Saltillo tile is highly porous and soaks in liquid easily. If not properly sealed and maintained, the tile can become discolored, worn down, and so on. You should periodically test the seal by putting a few drops of water on the tile in various places. If the water is absorbed, then another coat of sealer should be applied.
Today, there are two main types of terrazzo, cement-based and epoxy-based. Both are beautiful and add a distinct look to any space. In addition to marble aggregate blends, other aggregates have been used to produce that beautiful terrazzo look, such as mother-of-pearl and abalone shell. Recycled aggregates include glass, porcelain, concrete, and metal. Shapes and medallions can be fabricated on site by bending divider strips, or off-site by water-jet cutting.
Cracking is the most common form of failure and is typically caused by the structural system that supports the terrazzo topping rather than the material itself. Contact with alkalies or acids can deteriorate the use of bonding agents in terrazzo. If a large portion of the flooring must be replaced due to cracking, it must first be cut out, after which the structural subsurface should examine before attempting to find a compatible replacement. Replacement terrazzo must achieve a continuous look by having the same color marble chips as the rest of the floor.
Travertine is a sedimentary rock that originated as a limestone (calcium carbonate) and changed over time due to extreme heat and pressure from the earth’s core. Holes and voids were created throughout the stone layers when pressurized hot water and steam were forced through the rock during formation and the cooling process.
Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble; these are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble. The stone is characterized by pitted holes and troughs in its surface.
Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest signs of considerable wear and tear over time. It can also polish to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red. Travertine is most commonly available in tile sizes for floor installations.
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