acid etch damage

  • Natural Stone Cleaning

     

    1)  Most common mistake made when cleaning marble, limestone and travertine is using the wrong cleaning products.

    Acidic cleaners intended for ceramic tile and grout will have a violent reaction with these stones containing calcium.

    Many window cleaners contain vinegar, which is acidic. These cleaners will etch or burn the stones surface.

    Having neutral pH cleaners labeled for natural stone in the areas where someone may find cleaning supplies will lessen the chance of the wrong cleaning product being used that could cause damage to the natural stone.                                                                                                           

    2) High alkaline stone cleaners may be used with caution to clean oil, grease and soap residue from a stone surface with testing in an obscure area first.

    High alkaline cleaners may degrade or remove some topical sealers and impregnating sealers from natural stone if previously applied.

    It is possible to damage a polished stones surface by strong high alkaline cleaning. It is also advisable to contact a natural stone restoration professional to do this type of work.

     

    3) Don't clean natural stone with anything but water or a stone specific cleaner designed for the stone you have. Look for the word "neutral" on the label of the stone cleaner you are about to use.

     

    4) Abrasives should never be used on any natural stone to clean with because of the possibility of scratching the stones surface. Only a soft cloth to wipe with or a soft nylon brush to scrub the stones surface with just plain water or a neutral stone cleaner should be used.

    5) A sealer may be applied to help aid in cleaning and protect porous stones from water and oil born stains.
    Your natural stone should last more than a life time when proper care is given.

    What you have read above, was to help with the care of natural stone and not scare you from it. So enjoy the beautiful resource of 'Natural Stone'.

     

    Natural Stone Stains

    If stains have developed, see 'Natural Stone Stain Removal Guide' before further cleaning.

     

  • Welcome to the Natural Stone Restoration Services site. This web site contains a wealth of information related specifically to care of natural stone and its repair. We are here to answer all questions on the care and repair of all natural stone. We are the Natural Stone Restoration Specialist.

    As a product of nature, stone is prone to variations in color, texture, and density. We repair and maintain any natural stone surfaces that have been cracked, chipped, scratched, or dulled, so that they look as beautiful as intended on the day of installation. We do not sell or install natural stone. We are dedicated solely to the restoration and preservation of Granite, Marble, Slate, Travertine, Sandstone, Limestone, Quartzite, Onyx and Soapstone.

    Arkansas Stone Repair provides the following services: Marble- honing and polishing, chip, scratch, etch damage repair- Travertine- hone and polishing, holes filled, scratch and etch damage repair- Countertop repair- Granite crack and chip repair- Stone consolidation and strengthening- Permanent sealer protection- Antique and Historical stone restoration- Complete floor restoration.

    All natural stone can be repaired as if the damage never happened. Your natural stone can look as good or better as when it was first installed. We can permanently seal the stones surface preventing oil and water based stains, allowing for easy care with less maintenance.

    Honed Limestone Floor
    Honed French Limestone Floor
    Honed Marble Countertop
    Honed White Marble Island Countertop
    Honed Marble Countertop
    Hone White Marble Kitchen Countertop
    Honed Limestone Floor
    Honed French Limestone Floor Wth Polished Fossil Table
    Polished Limestone
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Kitchen Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Gallery Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polshed Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Hallway Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polsihed Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Kitchen Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polsihed Limestone Hallway Floor
    Poished Black Limestone Table
    Polished Black Limestone Table With Stone Inlay
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Mixed Colors Travertine Floor
    Polished Marble Floor
    Polsihed Marble Salon Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor Tiles
    Polsihed Marble Floor
    Polished Marble Slab Floor
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Floor
    Polsihed Marble Countertop
    Polished Marble Vanity Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polsihed Antiqued Travertine Kitchen Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqed Travertine Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Kitchen Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Countertop
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Mixed TRavertine

    Natural Stone Repair Services                                                                                             

    We refinish travertine, limestone and marble floors, apply permanent protecting sealers for countertops, showers and floors, repair scratches, cracks, acid etching, and more on:

    Marble Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Granite Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Travertine Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Limestone Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Slate- showers and floors,natural stones tables, antiques and more.

    Areas Served

    We preform stone repair and restoration in Northwest Arkansas- Bentonville- Rogers- Fayetteville- Bella Vista and throughout the region of Arkansas- Missouri- Kansas- Oklahoma

      Accredited Applicator