Natural Stone Polishing, Cleaning & Sealing
Just like ceramic tile, natural stone is one of the most abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home simply because of the care involved in cleaning it. An etch mark in a polished marble or travertine floor can be a constant reminder that grandmother wasn't always right about the merits of cleaning with a solution of vinegar and water.
The good news is Sunrise Clean Care can make short work of this task. Whether you have natural stone in your kitchen, bathroom, or some other area of your home, those stubborn stains don't stand a chance. Your natural stone will look very much as it did the day it was installed.
At Sunrise we are dedicated to helping you keep your home healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult natural stone polishing, cleaning & sealing is just a phone call away.
Trust Sunrise Clean CAre for all those difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be glad you did.
General cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone. Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use.
Common Natural Stones:
|Marble is softer and more porous than most stone; it not only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas, etc.) and the chelating agents in household cleaners. See the section marked maintenance for more onchelating agents. Sunrise Clean Care offers rust and stain removal as well as cleaning, polishing, and sealing of marble floors and countertops.|
|Travertine is limestone that has been formed by hot springs. Water movement caused erosion of the stone creating numerous holes of varying sizes. Travertine is similar to marble in that it can be polished, and is sensitive to acids and household cleaners with chelating agents. Sunrise Clean Care offers cleaning, polishing, sealing and enhancement sealers for Travertine.|
|Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic stone usually black, gray or green. Slate is not acid sensitive but prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents can cause streaking and dullness. Sunrise Clean Care offers slate cleaning, sealing or enhancers that bring out the deep rich natural color of slate.|
|Terrazzo appears more uniform than most natural stones and is available in tile form or by a pouring application on the slab. Terrazzo is a mixture of Portland cement and marble chips; these chips can range in size from a fraction of an inch to as large as several inches. Sunrise Clean Care offers Terrazzo cleaning, polishing and sealing.|