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Las Vegas Stone Cleaning

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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How often should stone resealing be done?
Sealers do not last forever. Father Time, Mother Nature, cleaning, accidents, wear & tear all impact sealers. Resins in impregnators break down, and acrylics wear thin. Resealing is determined by traffic, stone porosity and sealer quality. For most active homes, sealed with a good sealer, every-other-year in high traffic and wet areas is sufficient. When re-surface maintenance is done, areas that absorb should be resealed. Exterior applications will have a fluctuating sealer life depending on climate and maintenance. consult our stone care professionals.

How do you know your stone was cleaned & sealed properly?
You can’t always tell by looking. Appearances can be deceiving. Many stones have rustic, old-world finishes, which appear ragged and worn by design. Cleaning and sealing stone does not change their appearance. If desired, re-honing or polishing upgrades can offer a more consistent finish to alter the appearance. However, improper procedures or using the wrong type of sealer can adversely effect the stone finish. Topical sealers or enhancers are often misapplied to smooth stones leaving blotchy, cloudy areas where scuffing and tracking can easily occur. If the stone has a rough surface, aggressive cleaning is necessary, otherwise haze and debris can remain on the stone. A visit from a qualified stone care professional is often needed to determine a diagnosis.

My stone is sealed but I’m getting dull spots that look like watermarks. What’s wrong?
Anything acidic etches the surface of marble, travertine and limestone. These dull, hazy, white looking marks are actually etches from foods, liquids, cleaners or other products containing acid. Etching can happen instantly. Like when lemon juice hits your eye and burns, the stone shows it just as quickly. Only routine polishing or honing can remove these spots. See the las vegas stone cleaning section for more info.

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