Any stone needs a good planned maintenance schedule in place to preserve it and to delay restoration procedures for as long as possible. Daily maintenance will consist of dry dust mopping using a clean rayon mop. Regular damp mopping will also be required. This must be carried out using a good quality stone soap alternated with just fresh water. It is important that soap residue doesn't build up on the surface of the stone. If the slate is honed or polished, regular professional maintenance will be required to maintain its appearance and remove any scratches or loss of shine and luster.
Slate is a versatile stone which can be left rough, honed smooth or polished to a shine. Slate tiles can look very natural and unusual indoors however many of our clients complain of their dull color, 'garden path' appearance. In this situation the slate can treated with an enhancing sealer which will serve to deepen the color without sacrificing the rough, layered texture of the stone.
Another common request is for a natural uneven slate tile floor to be made completely flat. We can achieve this using a diamond abrasive procedure which will effectively grind down the slate to a perfectly level finish. It can then be left with a mat appearance or polished to a shine as desired.
We have all the necessary tools and experienced staff to restore your slate and provide regular and preventative maintenance and make it look as if it was just taken out of the factory. It doesn’t matter how damaged or dirty your slate is, NYC Stone Care will not leave until you are fully satisfied with our work.
If you live in New York City or surrounding areas, give us a call at 1 888-318-8990 or contact us and we’ll give you a free quote!
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