Old interior stone, whether its on your floors in the form of tile or as a slab being used as a countertop, can really add a drab touch to any design you try. Fortunately, there are ways to upgrade the stone without ripping it out and starting over. The following are just a few ideas to consider.
Idea #1: Clean It Up
Often, the reason stone looks bad is because it is dirty. Whether its water rings on a marble counter or grimy travertine floor tiles, the reason for dissatisfaction might be remedied with a proper cleaning. Natural stone requires a cleaner specifically formulated for the stone type, which you can usually find at a local stone dealer. If you can't find stone soap, use a soap or cleaner labeled as pH neutral, since this is least likely to harm the stone. Then, use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled brush to carefully scrub the stone clean. Finish with clear water and a thorough drying.
Idea #2: Update the Grout
Sometimes it isn't the stone that looks bad, but the details. If you have stone tiles, take a close look and see if the grout between them is the real source of the dissatisfaction. Dirty or cracked grout can make a whole stone floor look dingy and in poor repair. If the grout is the issue, remove any damaged grout and apply new grout. You can also simply clean or repaint the grout if it's in good condition. Darker colored grout is less likely to stain and it works well regardless of the color of the stone. Opt for a dark gray or black for cool-toned stone, or a dark brown if you have warm sand or beige toned stone.
Idea #3: Get a Resurfacing
Resurfacing can make old stone instantly look new once the procedure is complete. The contractor will use a diamond dust pad to carefully remove the very top surface of the old stone, remove years of dirt, stains, and small imperfections, like chips. They will then polish the stone to your desired luster and finish it off by sealing it so it is resistant to new stains or damage. Then, all you have to do is clean it regularly and reapply the seal at the intervals the contractor recommends for your stone's type, locate, and use frequency. The result is a like-new surface, without the expense of installing new stone. Although resurfacing is most often done on slab counter or floors, they may be able to do it on tiles if the damage is shallow enough and the tiles are thick enough to withstand the buffing without cracking.
To learn more about stone resurfacing, contact a company like Marble Tec Systems.Share
29 February 2016
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