“Testimonial from one of our very happy customers in Los Angeles”
Mr. Lieberman was very kind to share his video testimonial with us, he claims to be very impressed with the results we provided from polishing and honing his marble and travertine floor and countertop surfaces. We thank you for giving us the chance to showcase our skills. More than 20,000 customers can’t be wrong when choosing our services, like them you can also be 100% satisfied with the polishing and honing services that we can provide for you.
“Marble polishing is an art in itself, having the experience and the right human touch means the difference between a decently polished marble and a work of art. If you like your polished marble floors to look like mirrors then we are the company that can give you your floors and countertops that very unique and luxurious look”
At StoneShine hard work and dedication speaks for itself, we provide our customers a polished marble finish without the use of artificial products or compounds like the very commonly known “wet look” sealer. These artificial compound will make your floor shine but never in the same way like through the process of diamond sanding and polishing the stone.
At StoneShine, we are rated the #1 marble polishing company in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando & San Diego. We also serve San Bernardino, Riverside & Palm Springs in the Inland Empire.
“Polishing your marble floors and countertops can give the stone a very elegant and luxurious look.”
There is no other material that can compare to a perfectly polished marble floor. It signifies splendor, success, luxury when used on flooring and countertop surfaces. A cared-for, well-protected and maintained marble floor can pass the test of time or so we can see in old world structures, sculptures and buildings like the Vatican in Rome, or the Pantheon in Athens just to name a few.
Just like honing marble polishing can be achieved using special grits of diamond pads that close the pores on the surface of the marble thus giving the light its reflection while making the marble surface silky smooth, after that a diamond polishing powder is applied, scrubbed then buffed out and removed to create more shine and uniformity throughout the tile.
“Even though the pores on the surface of a polished marble are closed, it doesn’t mean that foreign substances like acids and chlorides can’t penetrate below its surface and create damage like etching and stains.”
Stains and etching can be prevented simply by sealing your marble surface after it is polished. However a polished marble surface can still not be completely resilient against preventing acid or oils spills from being absorbed by the stone.
ATTENTION: any polished and sealed natural stone surface like marble can still be vulnerable to etching and stains after it is sealed. Given enough time foreign substances can erode away the barrier of sealer and create damage to the surface of the stone. A good marble impregnator or natural stone sealer is crucial to helping keep stains and etching from occurring so easily but the best policy is to wipe out any spills immediately after they occur; to do this simply blot the area where the spill happened with water, this helps you prevent spreading the spill furthermore.
“A good periodic maintenance program is crucial in always keeping marble floors and countertops looking shinny, uniform, vibrant and alive”
Keep a good maintenance program according to your needs to avoid having to restore your floors as often. The more you wait, the more work it will take to restore a marble floor or countertop to its pristine original finish and condition. This means the difference between having to pay for restoration work vs. maintenance. Our Phone lines are always available to answer your questions.
“Travertine can be one of the best looking natural stone surfaces for use in floors, bathroom showers and countertops. Its nice rich colors can give an aura of luxury and classiness not easily attained by other types of natural stone.”
In recent years it has become a very popular choice among home owners, building designers and new home builders. Despite this fact there is a very common misconception, many times we get the question “does travertine need to be sealed?” the answer is a definite “YES!”.
The reason why travertine needs to be sealed is because it is a very porous and these pores can very easily clog up with dirt and other foreign substances that will make the travertine’s surface appearance look dirty. A sealer is not the only thing that will keep a polished travertine floor or countertop looking shinny, vibrant and alive; a good maintenance and well planned maintenance program is a must in trying to keep up with this gorgeous looking but very high maintenance type of natural stone.
Depending on usage this can very but it is better to maintain the travertine surface than having to resurface it, a restoration job can be more expensive depending on the severity of the damage. Cracks, holes can easily appear on the surface of the travertine floor or countertop. these types of repairs are done using epoxy color matching compounds that blend with the natural stone characteristics of the travertine,
“Honing is the process by which a shinny or polished floor, countertop or shower surface finish is customized into a low-sheen, matte looking finish.”
Contrary to popular belief and even if properly sealed, a honed marble surface can more easily be damage with etching and stains than a polished one. At StoneShine, we are rated the #1 marble honing company in Los Angeles & Orange County. We also serve the Inland Empire (San Bernardino & Riverside) Palm Springs, San Fernando & San Diego.
“Honing your marble floors and countertops can give the stone the look in its most natural and pristine condition.”
More and more households nowadays are having their marble floors and counter top surfaces honed for the purpose of giving the stone a more natural look. Honing marble can be achieved using a special grit of diamond pads that make the marble surface silky smooth while not leaving too much sheen on its finish.
“Contrary to what most people think a honed surface can be less resilient guarding against stains and etch marks.”
Stains and etching can be prevented simply by sealing your marble after is honed. However a honed marble surface can be less resilient against preventing acid or oils spills from being absorbed by the stone. The reason is because to obtain a honed finish from marble the surface of the stone must be diamond sanded, this diamond sanding process causes the pores on the surface of the marble to slightly open. once this pore open up the surface becomes more vulnerable to etching and stains.
A good marble impregnator or natural stone sealer is crucial to help keep stains and etching from occurring so easily. Make sure to wipe out any spills immediately to avoid stains in your stone. To do this blot the area where the spill happened with water, this helps you prevent spreading the spill furthermore.
“Whether honed or polished, a good periodic maintenance program is the best practice against dull & dirty looking marble”
Keep a good maintenance program according to your needs to avoid having to restore your floors as often. The more you wait, the more work it will take to restore a marble floor or countertop to its pristine original finish and condition. This means the difference between having to pay for restoration work vs. maintenance. Our natural stone experts are available to answer any of your questions.