Step 1: In Home Site Visit:
All Natural Stone Polishing projects begin with a site visit to see the stone we are working with and check for any potential problem areas as well as coatings on the floor. During this step we will determine a customized care plan to meet the needs of your floor.
Step 2: Area Preparation:
We will use moving blankets and plastic with blue painters tape to protect your home as needed. Natural stone polishing can be a messy process, but we will do our due diligence to protect your home from this.
Step 3: Cleaning:
We utilize a natural stone cleaning agent to thoroughly clean your floors with the proper pH and chemistry. Our truck mount steam cleaning units will then steam rinse your floors with high pressure to get them as clean as possible in preparation for polishing.
Step 4: Diamond Polishing:
Natural Stone that is etched or scratched can be restored only by the use of Diamond Polishing Pads underneath a rotary floor machine. Diamond polishing pads work to remove a slight amount of the stones surface to get below the etches and scratches in the floor. In a way, this process is similar to sanding wood except water is used to contain the dust. A Polish is achieved by using multiple pads or grits to cut the damage away and bring up the shine.
Step 5: Sealing:
This is the final step in the stone cleaning and polishing process. Our solvent based impregnator sealer is applied to the surface to help protect it from future stains.
Step 6: Post Inspection:
We will do a walk through inspection of the areas before we leave the home and give you some tips on how to maintain your stones.
UpFront Home Services offers the following services:
- Marble Polishing
- Marble Cleaning
- Travertine Polishing
- Travertine Cleaning and Sealing
- Terrazzo Cleaning
- Tile & Grout Cleaning and Sealing
- Granite Cleaning, Polishing, and Sealing ▪ Vinyl Stripping and Cleaning
- Limestone Cleaning, Sealing, and Polishing ▪ Slate Cleaning, Sealing, and Color Enhancing ▪ Saltillo Cleaning and Sealing