Natural Stone Cleaning & Polishing

Air Fresh Chem-Dry‘s highly professional and five star certified technicians have the knowledge, expertise and access to a premium line of products and cleaning solutions that can successfully clean all types of natural stone. Natural stone is typically classified into two general categories according to its composition: calcareous stone or siliceous stone. Understanding the difference is important when it comes to cleaning your Natural Stone. The professionals at Air Fresh Chem-Dry in Orange County can test your stone during a free on-site estimate.

Siliceous stone is derived from mostly silica or quartz-like particles. Types of siliceous stone include bluestone, brownstone, sandstone, slate and granite.This particular kind of stone is very durable and relatively easy to clean with mild acidic cleaning solutions.

The primary component of Calcareous Stone is calcium carbonate. Limestone, Onyx, Travertine, and Marble are all types of commonly known Calcareous Stone. This stone is sensitive to acidic cleaning products and often times will require a different cleaning procedure than what you would use on siliceous stone. Keep in mind that what may work on siliceous stone may not be suitable to use on calcareous surfaces.

Stone Finishes

Polishing produces a finish on your stone that results in a glossy surface and reflects light, while also emphasizing the make and color of the material. This type of finish is used on furniture tops, walls, flooring and floor tiles.

A honed finish is a satin smooth surface that produces very little light reflection. Typically, a honed finish is preferred for stair treads, thresholds, and floors as well as locations where heavy traffic will wear off the polished finish. A honed finish can also be used on furniture tops and other surfaces if that is what is preferred. Granite floor tiles often times have a rough textured finish known as a flamed finish.

Services Include:  

  • Natural Stone Cleaning
  • Natural Stone Floor Polishing
  • Polishing Countertops
  • Disinfecting Bathroom Floors and Vanities
  • Polishing Vanity Tops
  • Sealing
  • Color Enhancing Tumbled Marble
  • Removing Glass Rings And Dulling

Spills and Stains

Air Fresh Chem-Dry in Orange County, CA has a high degree of success at removing the following types of stains. Along with cleaning and polishing, removing stains is a priority for us.

  • Etch Marks
  • Organic- (coffee, tea, fruit, tobacco, paper, food, urine, leaves, bark, bird droppings)
  • Metal- (iron, rust, copper, bronze)
  • Fire & Smoke Damage
  • Ink- (magic marker, pen, ink)
  • Efflorescence
  • Water Spots and Rings
  • Biological- (algae, mildew, lichens, moss, fungi)
  • Oil based stains- (grease, tar, cooking oil, milk, cosmetics)
  • Paint
  • Scratches and Nicks

Call Air Fresh Chem-Dry in Orange County at 1-866-384-7474 today for your free on-site Stone Care Estimate.

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