Natural Stone Cleaning & Polishing
Professional Stone Cleaning
Air Fresh Chem-Dry’s professionally trained stone cleaning technicians have the expertise and top of the line products and cleaning solutions to clean any type of natural stone. Natural stone can be classified into two general categories according to its composition: siliceous stone or calcareous stone. Knowing the difference is critical when cleaning your Natural Stone. Our professionally trained technicians will test your stone prior to doing any work at the time of your free- on site estimate.
Siliceous stone is composed of mainly silica or quartz-like particles. It tends to be very durable and relatively easy to clean with mild acidic cleaning solutions. Types of siliceous stone include granite, slate, sandstone, quartzite, brownstone, and bluestone. Air Fresh Chem-Dry’s natural stone floor cleaning service can restore the like new appearance of your home’s beautiful stone floors.
Calcareous stone is composed of mainly calcium carbonate. It is sensitive to acidic cleaning products and frequently requires different cleaning procedures than siliceous stone. Types of calcareous stone include marble, travertine, limestone and onyx. What may work on siliceous stone may not be suitable on calcareous surfaces.
Professional Stone Polishing
The reason to polish natural stones such as marble, dark granite, light granite, travertine, limestone, terrazzo and agglomerates is to polish the crystals of the stone surface to restore a surface shine. When the crystals in a polished stone surface become dull, the natural stone polish will begin to fade. The crystals in the stone surface reflect light to produce a surface shine. As the crystals wear down from sediment and foot traffic, they need to be re-polished. Air Fresh Chem-Dry’s cleaning machines and products will allow the crystals to reflect light evenly for a bright shine. Natural beauty can be restored with our natural stone floor polishing service.
A polished finish on the stone has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and making of the material. This type of finish is used on walls, furniture tops and other items as well as floor tiles.
A honed finish is a satin smooth surface with relatively little light reflection. Generally, a honed finish is preferred for floors, stair treads, thresholds and other locations where heavy traffic will wear off the polished finish. A honed finish may also be used on furniture tops and other surfaces.
A flamed finish is rough textured surface used frequently on granite floor tiles.
- Natural Stone Cleaning
- Natural Stone Floor Polishing
- Disinfecting Bathroom Floors and Vanities
- Polishing Counter tops
- Polishing Vanity Tops
- Removing glass rings and dulling
- Color Enhancing Tumbled Marble
Spills and Stains
Along with cleaning and polishing, removing stains is a priority for us. Air Fresh Chem-Dry has a high degree of success at removing the following types of stains:
- Oil based stains- (grease, tar, cooking oil, milk, cosmetics)
- Organic- (coffee, tea, fruit, tobacco, paper, food, urine, leaves, bark, bird droppings)
- Metal- (iron, rust, copper, bronze)
- Biological- (algae, mildew, lichens, moss, fungi)
- Ink- (magic marker, pen, ink)
- Water Spots and Rings
- Fire & Smoke Damage
- Etch Marks
- Scratches and Nicks
Call 1-866-384-7474 today for your free on site Stone Care Estimate.