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Elite Natural Stone Care Services

Natural stone has been used in homes since the beginning of time. It can add value and long lasting beauty to any home. The question is how do we care for our stone? How often does it need a professional deep cleaning or polishing? Should my stone be sealed?

At Elite, we have the answers you are looking for; be it, travertine marble or slate, call Elite today. Look at some of the pictures throughout our site; these are all homes that have trusted Elite with their natural stone care.

Elite offers cleaning and sealing or your natural stone floors as well as complete restoration using diamond abrasive technology. We can also hone and polish your marble or travertine floors using the latest techniques and the highest of industry standards making them look like new or even better.

SEALERS

At Elite we use only the highest quality sealers available to our industry, all of which we have tested ourselves under many different applications. Our research and continued diligence to find the best product available for our customers is just another small attention to detail that separates us from "Them."

DOES MY STONE NEED TO BE SEALED?

In short, maybe! Many papers and arguments have been written about this question and subject, and after all my reading and research I have come to these conclusions. Most of the "seal everything" position comes from the people who produce, and or market sealers and the contractors who want to, "up-sell" their customers whether the stone calls for sealing or not. I choose to test all of these things myself and believe my own eyes, and I can test the stone in your home and let you be the judge.

That being said;Natural stones have different porosities therefore some do need to be sealed to protect against staining while others do not. Most polished marbles do not need to be sealed because of the surface tension created in the polishing phase. Travertine, while relatively "soft" on the MOHS hardness scale is also very dense and will not absorb much at all including any type of sealer. Limestone however is very porous and even when polished should be sealed with an impregnating sealer.

A few simple tests can determine whether or not your stone needs to be sealed, bottom line is; if it is not absorbing anything then it will not stain. Do not be pressured into sealing a stone that will not even absorb the sealer you try to "seal" it with, good quality sealers are very expensive and an ethical service provider would never perform and un-needed service.



We are proud to use innovative Dry Treat sealers for porous building materials, including natural stone, brick, paving, tiles engineering concrete and grout.

View some polished stone floor before and afters.

View some polished stone vanities before and afters.

 

ELITE DID A GREAT JOB ON OUR TILE FLOOR AND COUNTERS.
WE PLAN ON HIRING THEM IN THE FUTURE.

— WAYNE AND BEVERLY, OAKMONT / SANTA ROSA