“Limestone floors cleaned, polished & sealed to perfection”
No nano-technology can make these floors look better. After this limestone floor was polished our customer was impressed for the attention to detail, being in the field of forensics, her career requires a lot of attention to detail. She can relate to how much detail-oriented we are and appreciates it very much. Don’t wait to receive you free in-home consultation today, call us now and book a free estimate with one of our customer service representatives.
“Cleaning limestone floors and countertops is a crucial part of the condition of your limestone surfaces. Maintaining a limestone floor care plan is part of the preservation of your floors and surfaces looking shiny and vibrant.”
For cleaning limestone and limestone stain removal it is important to use a PH Neutral cleaner which is non-acidic and will preserve the limestone by not going after the finish on your stone but only dirt and grime.
Using the wrong kind of cleaner can cause etching. Most off the counter cleaners are acidic and tend to kill the finish on polished natural stone therefore causing an etching. Etchings are hard to remove and the only way to get rid of them is through a restoration process.
Acidic liquids such as vinegar, orange juice, tomato juice or any acidic liquid, even the condensation of a glass of water will leave an etching if not cleaned on time. Sometimes a small etching spot will require the restoration of the whole surface since removing only the stain or etching will leave a spot which will look cleaner and brighter.
“Sealing your counter top will help protecting it from stains by repelling liquids that tend to etch and stain limestone surfaces. It needs to be done periodically since sealing limestone is crucial in the preservation and beautification of your limestone surfaces. Sealer tends to wear off with daily usage and your limestone will start looking dull and raw which will cause water and staining liquids to penetrate it.”
The best way to find out if sealing on your limestone countertop has been done is to put a few drops of water on it. The water will tend to form a little bubble of water if your limestone counter top is sealed properly since the sealer will repel water, therefore forming the water bubble. If the water splashes and dissolves, sealing has not been properly or not done at all.
StoneShine, we are rated the #1 marble, travertine & limestone cleaning company in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando & San Diego.. We also serve San Bernardino, Riverside & Palm Springs in the Inland Empire.
“A proper care, cleaning and sealing maintenance program for your limestone will help the preservation of your floor’s vibrant and shinny look.”
Usually warm water and a PH Neutral cleaner will do a good limestone cleaning. It’s important to notice that maintenance is the best way of protecting your limestone. A good way of cleaning limestone tile is to use a soft clean sponge to wipe it with and a dry clean piece of cloth to dry it. Then let it dry and apply a sealer. There are different kinds of sealers used in the rejuvenating process of limestone. Sealing limestone requires a professional to do it, although apparently easy to do, it’s a process which requires knowledge and expertise.
The most common one is impregnating sealer which is applied after the limestone has been cleaned and dried. The limestone will absorb it and the excess sealer will be buffet out.
There’s a sealer which is also a color enhancer. It gives character to your limestone by bringing out a somewhat darker look while giving it some shine,.
There’s also what’s called a ‘Wet Look Sealer’ and it provides a layer that will protect your surface to give the appearance of being wet, hence the name. This type of sealer is usually just wax but tends to dry out and turn white when not reapplied periodically. When removing this type of sealer extra care is recommended since an abrasive wax stripper has to be used. This type of wax stripper is potentially dangerous and can cause burns if splashed on the skin.
Consult us, we’ll give you a true assessment on the type of sealer that would work best for your stone. Call us at 1-800-770-7789.
Please note that sealers are not guaranteed to protect your limestone floor 100%. Sealing limestone floors is only intended to help protecting it to some degree and gives you some time by cleaning before actual damage occurs on your limestone floors.
“Make sure you re using sealing products that are VOC compliant and won’t leave residue on your floors or countertops after applied.”
Sealing limestone can be done with different types of sealers, although it is recommended that you use only impregnator or penetrating sealers. They will protect your limestone floor tiles since the sealer has been absorbed and will protect from inside.
“It is recommended that you seal limestone at least once a year. It will help your floors looking alive and vibrant while protecting it.”
There are many brands of sealers and each one might react differently when applied on your limestone. Never do a limestone sealing before cleaning your limestone floors since it’s recipe for disaster. Penetrating sealers get absorbed by the limestone and once applied any cleaning you do won’t do anything because the sealer is doing exactly what it is supposed to do; repel substances and remain inside the limestone until it wears off. At this point a stripping of the limestone floors will be needed to remove the sealer. Sometimes stripping and let the limestone floors dry for weeks will do, sometimes it won’t.
StoneShine, the #1 limestone cleaning & sealing company in LA & OC and Southern California. You can call us and we’ll answer your questions, call us now at 1-800-770-7789 to schedule an appointment with one of our expert natural stone care specialists.