Natural Stone can be used in a variety of ways around the home and office. Natural stone tile floors are often a popular choice, but natural stone is also frequently used for showers, sinks, kitchen counters, patios, and more. Stone work is visually stunning, and there are many different types to choose from, depending on your style and taste.
Truly, no two stone floors are ever the same. Each natural stone has its own unique color, veining and natural characteristics such as: porosity and hardiness.
Marble is created from limestone. It is characteristically soft and a metamorphic stone that can be polished. Homeowners must take special care of their marble, because it can be easily stained and etched by acidic compounds. There are many different forms of marble across the globe, and that is one of the reasons it has remained so popular throughout the years.
Marble has an elegance that has passed the test of time. It was used throughout the ancient world because it was soft enough to be worked with tools but also hard enough to last for years.Read More
Granite is an igneous stone that is extremely tough, dense, and resistant to scratches and etching from acidic compounds. It has a very practical application for use in flooring and as countertops in food preparation areas.
Of all natural stone, granite is one of the hardest and densest, second only to diamond. It is also one of the most durable stones on the market today. It resists scratching and staining better than any other natural stone, making it an ideal choice for a kitchen countertop or floor.
Granite is often installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and as an accent with other natural stones.Read More
Travertine is a type of limestone, which can be polished and honed to accent it’s natural beauty.
Because travertine is a member of the limestone family, it shares some similarities to limestone. The shared traits that make the most impart are how porous, and how soft both stones are. When Travertine is formed it has many small cavities and holes, which are usually filled with resin/cement, or left unfilled for a textured surface.
Travertine is a popular choice for flooring in homes and kitchen and bathroom counter tops. It’s porous nature makes it more susceptible to staining and efflorescence. Luckily, our natural stone experts have: cleaned, polished, sealed, repaired, and restored tens of thousands of square feet of travertine tile floors in our 20 years of operation. So we know how to make your tile stone floors look amazing, and last a long time.Read More
Limestone is another sedimentary stone,and is formed from calcite and sediment and comes in many earthen colors. Limestone is created by the mixing of organic materials such as shells and coral that gives it a different, natural look.
Limestone is one of the more porous stones you can choose, and comes in a diverse range of colors. Limestone can be colored by impurities; iron oxide can give limestone a red tint, , while carbon can make it look gray, blue and black. So it’s important to consult the professional limestone technicians at StoneShine before replacing your floor because of damage. With the proper tools and procedures, our crews can restore your limestone floors and counters.Read More
Slate is a metamorphic stone that has a sheet-like structure. Slate is composed of shale, quartz and clay, and comes in a variety of colors including reds and greens. Slate is popular because its installation can give a natural, rustic appearance to any room.
Slate can be used for interiors and exteriors, making it the perfect product to bring the outdoors inside your home. Slate is also water resistant, which makes it ideal for application outside the home, such as for patios and pool surroundings.Read More
Natural Stone Care
At StoneShine Restoration we specialize in polishing, maintaining, restoring and repairing natural stone tile floors and counter tops. Our work is tailored to our customer needs, and we do exterior and interior work in both residential and commercial areas. We can service your stone tile floor, no matter what natural stone it’s made out of. Our customers love the work we do; but don’t take our word on it, read our reviews on yelp that customers have read.
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