Stone- Preventative Maintenance
Stuart Dean is a family owned business with over 80 years of restoration experience. Our highly trained national stone craftsmen are skilled in the restoration and maintenance of all types of stone.
The benefit of stone maintenance is to prolong and preserve the life and aesthetics of stone used in highly visible public areas. The economic benefits of maintenance and restoration are to protect the asset value throughout the buildings useful life.
Keeping the stone work in your building glistening is all about reflection. When you walk into an exquisitely maintained lobby, where the marble and granite shine, it’s not the cleaning solvents or the polishes that make the stone gleam. It’s the reflection of light off an immaculately smooth surface that shines so brilliantly. Whether it terrazzo, limestone, travertine, marble, or granite, the smoother the stone, the more brilliantly it reflects.
Many marble and granite floors have traditionally been maintained using a topical coating, usually by janitorial personnel. The heavy coatings and waxes used actually retard the natural shine of the stone, dulling the surface substantially. Add to that the day-to-day foot traffic and it’s easy to understand how a once glorious looking marble hallway can become dull and dingy in appearance.
Stuart Dean uses a hone and polish procedure to restore a floor’s original shine and finish. Our methods use diamond abrasives and a polishing agent that does not damage the stone in any way.
As one of the oldest and most experienced restoration and maintenance companies in the country, Stuart Dean has developed unique protective treatments to restore and extend the durability your stone surfaces.