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Granite Repairs come in all shapes & sizes literally. Most people assume that their granite is indestructible. Well, it is... to a certain point. Remember, it is still a product of nature. Under the wrong circumstances, granite can chip, scratch, dull, and stain like any other surface.

Not all granite is equal. Since granite is a natural material, each type of granite can wear or react differently to any given situation. Granite is very hard and dense (based on Mohs scale of hardness - most granites rate @ 6 - 8; Diamond being 10). Granite is composed of multiple minerals. Typically, they are quartz, potassium feldspar, biotite & muscovite micas. Granite is harder than most other rock types because of its interlocking mineral structure which is the result of mineral crystals out of a molten state.

Most granite damage that I have come across were actually due to; improper installation, bad design during fabrication, attempts of DIY repairs, and bad or improper maintenance. Cracks occured due to lack of support in narrow areas like sink rails or hangovers that with no brace. Some cracks were from people standing on the counter to fix a light bulb. Chips were due to reckless washing of dishes - usually pots & pans. Stains were caused by lack of sealing. Dullness were caused by leaving wet surfaces to dry on its own. There are many more to add to the list, but all problems were due to unwarranted situations.

The good news is that granite can be repaired to factory condition, if not better.

In the photos above, the seam was uneven due to installation. The contractor tried to correct it by resurfacing using improper abrasives. The surface became rough and wavy. Advanced Stone Restoration refinished the surface mechanically by use of professional diamond pads on hand held machine to flatten the surface and bring it back to a brilliant shine.

If you are tired of uneven seams, chips, dullness, and cracks, please consult our stone specialist to schedule an evaluation @ 292-1266.

 

Case Study 1 & 2

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Travertine Floor Polishing

Our experienced stone specialist can identify problems and  have corrective solutions. Learn more...

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Granite Restoration

Advanced Stone can restore badly maintained flamed granite floors. Learn more...

Case Study 3 & 4

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Limestone Polishing

ASR Hawaii resurfaced the limestone floors to remove etch marks & stains, then polished to a better-than-factory shine.   Learn more...

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Marble Floor Polishing

The standard phases of professional marble polishing include: prepping, grinding, honing, polishing, & sealing. Learn more...

Case Study 5 & 6

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Travertine Etch Removal

For calcite based floors, whether sealed or not, etching occurs when the acid reacts to the calcium in the travertine.       Learn more...

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Travertine Rust Removal

Pots and plants with metal holders can leave rust stains. Resurfacing and/or chemicals are needed. Learn more...

Case Study 7 & 8

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Granite Repair

Granite repairs come in all shapes & sizes. The good news is granite can be repaired to factory condition, if not better. Learn more...

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Marble Chip Repair

Accidents happen. Luckily, if its natural stone, it can be repaired.  Learn more...

Case Study 9 & 10

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Re-leveling Marble

This threshold needed to be re-leveled and polished back to factory finish as if there was never any problem.  Learn more...

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Travertine Restoration

Advanced Stone Restoration flattened the floor to remove extreme lippage between tiles.   Learn more...

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