Marble Counter Polish

Marble Counter Before

Marble After Polish

Marble counter looks dull! This Bottocini marble counter top is beginning to lose its luster. It will take a few steps to restore this lovely counter top. First the surface was honed with diamond abrasives to even out the surface. Next, the surface is polished to bring back its luster. Both of these steps are essential for a proper marble restoration, bringing the marble up to a beautiful shine. Last, the stone was sealed to insure protection and a lasting life. This marble counter was beautiful before, but look at it now! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Decorative Concrete Refinish

Concrete Before

Concrete After

Decorative Concrete needs refinished! Decorative and stamped concrete can bring a backyard to life with its vibrant color and texture. The sun and other natural elements wear at the surface over time, leaving the concrete looking dull. Our services provide cleaning, sealing, polishing, and even staining concrete in order to bring back its life and luster! This gorgeous backyard looks looks more colorful and lively now!

 

Granite Counter Repair Polishing

Granite Counter Before

Granite Counter After

 

This bathroom counter was recently installed.  The fabricator left it just a little less polished than the owner preferred.  In addition there were several chips in the surface as a result of a falling mirror during construction.  We were able to repair the chipped areas and lightly compound this surface to a high shine.  As a general rule, granite counters rarely need polishing, but in this case it definitely helped.

Marble Polishing Crema Marfil Bathroom Restoration

Stone restoration including marble polishing – complete crema marfil bathroom

crema marfil acid etch

This bathroom has been repeatedly washed with an inappropriate cleanser. It seems that the housekeeper thought vinegar and marble went well together.

crema marfil bowl cleaner

This is what happens when you spill bowl cleaner on your marble.

 

shower repair

Dull and dirty. The stone feels like sandpaper. Incidentally, the white caulking probably wasn't the best choice.

 

You shouldn't be ashamed if your shower looks like this. Just think of us as your doctor. We've seen it a million times before and worse.

 

Every Crema Marfil surface has some of this eventually. So many products in the bathroom are mildly acidic and cause those "water marks" that can't be washed away.

 

This is spalling. The minerals that makeup the veins of a stone are sometimes weaker and tend to pop like this especially when exposed to moisture.

 

This will be much less evident after this floor is ground flat, honed and polished. Sometimes it will be gone completely. Other times it will still be there and can be filled. If your floor has an abundance of this, plan to see some when we are through unless you wish to spend a lot of dough on the very tedious filling process.

 

This bathroom has it all. These base pieces just fell off when we arrived. Not to worry, by the time we are finished it will be set back in place and look just as good as the rest.

 

How's that for a crack? We could feel this second floor rattle a bit when we were grinding this floor. We think the deflection ratio was a bit low here. Minimum deflection calculations for second floors are often not strong enough for stone floor upgrades.

 

For superior results, faucets should be completely removed. Have your plumber perform this service or we can usually do it at an additional charge. Yes, we can and are well accustomed to working around them - It's just safer for the hardware and often a shadow is left along the edge. Our machinery can only get so close to the hardware without jeopardizing it.

 

Don't be afraid. That ink helps to strengthen this guy so he can hold that 45 lb. machine up all day long. When you gasp at the price for polishing the shower remember this photo. This one took the better part of 3 days to complete.

 

Back to removing the faucets. This is as far as is practical here and will get great results with the right attitude, patience and skills.

 

This machine is actually grinding a very thin layer of stone from the surface. This stone will soon be completely scratch free, etch free and perfectly flat so that we may achieve a mirror like finish. If you look closely on the floor you will see that layer - it looks like milk.

 

Speaking of mirrors!

 

The lighting in this shower isn't the best, but you should definitely notice the reflection.

 

The caulking is gone. We have re-grouted all of the loose and damaged areas.

 

We are sure these tops look better than new. How about yours?

 

The crack is still there but looks a lot better after a little TLC.

 

Exterior Paver Cleaning & Sealing

Exterior pavers suffering from mold & mildew.  Long overdue for clean and seal maintenance without the need for complete stone restoration.

This is a gorgeous exterior paver floor, but it will take some cleaning and sealing to see it.

 

The roof overhang drips on this side of the house and keeps these pavers wet most mornings.

 

The owner has pressure washed with bleach a few times. He surely had an immediate improvement but didn't realize the action would slowly destroy his sealer and allow the pavers to remain saturated. They became an incubator for mold and algae.

 

I said they were gorgeous! We'll have to seal them now with a premium penetrating sealer - It will protect the paver floor but will not affect the appearance in any way.

 

They are still wet in this photo. Having been thoroughly cleaned, we will let them dry and seal with a premium impregnator.

 

Sure to be another satisfied paver maintenance customer.

 

Solvent Stripping vs. Water-Based Stripping

Water-Based stripping products are very effective, however often paver floors will need solvent stripping to provide superior results. Ultimately each paver floor is unique and an owner’s expectations will dictate the exact procedure to follow.

These pavers are buried under years of grimy, aging, grayish wax. The finish is chipped, deeply scuffed and scratched. The owner wanted to spruce them up and liked the idea of a traditional "rustic" appearance. A perfect candidate for water-based stripping.

 

This paver floor looks great, just look at that color glow, however it is far from perfect. The grout lines are less than uniform and many tiles have streaks of old wax. Deep brown stains are evidence of the floor having once been colored or stained. This is most obvious to the right of the photo towards the base of the bed. This owner was astonished at how well it came out yet there are others that would have wanted better. Solvents could have greatly improved this floor but does it really need it? Only you can decide!

 

We'll perform a water-based paver strip on this one if you insist, but warn you, it will look very nice, but definitely not gorgeous. If you want better, we'll have to use solvent-based stripper. This owner convinced us to try the water-based process but switched to solvents shortly thereafter.

 

The area within the circle has been stripped with a very powerful water-based stripper. The cloudy, grayness is goneand the grout lines are much clearer. A much improved paver floor, however this process will NOT remove all of the existing sealer and finish. The remaining finish is trapping dirt and grime underneath it. Our owner was not sure at this point so we did a larger area: Next Photo

 

The upper half of this paver floor has been stripped with water-based stripper. Again the floor is much improved, however the grout lines are far from perfect and there are deep stains under a thin coat of floor finish that will NOT strip. This paver floor would look very nice once re-sealed and finished, but our owner has now decided to upgrade to a solvent-based stripper for an even better result!

 

Lower half of this photo illustrates solvent-based paver restoration. Notice that the floor is bright and clear. At this point there is very little of anything left on the paver surface. A second application of solvent-based stripper will clear the floor just a bit more and it will be ready to seal with your choice of sheen level, colorants or stains - acheiving an even better result than the original finish at the time of installation!

 

This paver floor has been restored and now coated with 5 coats of sealer and 4 coats of high sheen finish designed specifically for pavers. It will not yellow or gray with time and does not react to UV light. It is a superior coating in appearance and durability. We have no competitor that would even imagine of building such a finish!

 

Dirty Pebble Stone Floor Grout Clean and Seal

Pebble stone floor in need of deep cleaning.  This floor has a terrible residue from overuse of cleaning products.  Dirt and grime just sticks to it after each mopping!

Sometimes you don't even notice how dirty your grout has become. Take this pebble floor for example. At first glance you may not think it's in bad shape.

 

The glassy look is our cleanser soaking into the floor, slowly emulsifying the dirt and buildup.

 

We're about to start cleaning this dirty pebble stone and grout.

 

Not a bad start...looks like this stone and grout will be clean soon!

 

More stone and grout cleaning...

 

Sure to be another satisfied customer.

 

This stone pebble floor is cleaner than the day it was installed. We will add an application of premium penetrating sealer to give it some protection.