Stone Polishing Services
Professional stone polishing is the most effective way to transform the appearance of your stone surfaces. No stone sealer or finish can come close to providing the results that can be achieved through polishing, especially when a glossy mirror finish is desired. In addition to improving the appearance of your stone, polishing also increases its durability and creates a more sanitary environment. Milwaukee Area Stone Professionals also offers honing and grinding services for addressing more severe scratches, dents, and unevenness.
Stone Polishing Benefits
Professional stone polishing will remove scuff marks, minor scratches, and discoloration. The honing process eliminates deeper scratches, while stone grinding fixes serious dents and tile lippage.
The polishing process increases compression strength and hardness on the surface of a stone. This surface density makes polished stone more resistant to abrasions, dents, and chips.
Since the smooth face of polished stone has less surface area, it is naturally resistant to disease-causing microbes such as bacteria and fungi. This creates a healthier environment in your home or business.
Stone Polishing Details
Polishing is the only way to restore the surface of natural stone once it has lost its luster. Over time, the crystals within a stone tile will wear down which decreases the amount of light it reflects. This is why stone tiles will eventually appear dull, especially in high-traffic areas. While professional stone cleaning and sealing can improve the look of your stone, only polishing will achieve optimal results. Professional stone polishing will also remove minor scratches from your natural stone.
Honing is simply a more aggressive form of polishing. This process uses lower grit diamond pads than those used for polishing, which allows for the removal of moderate scratches and etches. Honing is usually followed by polishing unless you desire a “rougher” finish.
Grinding is the most aggressive method for refinishing a stone surface. This process is used to remove deep scratches and dents, and also to address lippage (unevenness) between stone tiles. Grinding is always followed by honing.