What Is Stone Restoration?

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Natural stone is commonly found in homes, both in kitchens and in bathrooms, sometimes even flooring. It is also used for stove and bench tops through Melbourne, Australia. Eventually, this natural stone will need to undergo a restoration process. This is because, over time, the stone can become scratched, cracked and lose its lustre and shine. To avoid a replacement of the natural stone surface, which can be very expensive, it is best to contact a local stone care expert to provide a polish and clean at least once per year. 

Keep reading below to learn more about taking care of your stone. 

What Is Stone Restoration?

Stone restoration is the process by which a natural stone surface, such as marble, granite, travertine, etc. are polished to remove the sealant layer. Once the sealant has been removed, the process of evening out the surface and removing imperfections, gouges, cracks and stains take place. This is done using the process called honing. 

What Is Honing?

Honing uses an apparatus that resembles a large buffer, however, each buffer pad is, in fact, a sanding pad. Initially, a coarse pad is used and after each pad is replaced with a finer and finer still pad. Eventually, the stone will look polished and a sealant will then be applied to the stone surface. Once the sealant has dried thoroughly the stone surface will be buffed to perfection. If you prefer not to have a high gloss, shiny stone surface, you can opt for leaving the stone after the hone is complete, without polishing it. 

Using natural stone to decorate your home or business is a great option, but you need to make sure it is properly taken care of, otherwise, it will lose it's beauty and luxury style, that we all love. See here for more information about stone care. 

 

 

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