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The first question you should ask any company that wants to polish your granite counters is, "Are you polishing my granite or are you polishing wax into my granite?"

Most companies are not equipped or educated to work on granite. The only method they know is waxing to make a shine. Waxes = Fake Shine. It does not last and can only get worse over time. You can think of it as waxing a surfboard rather than a car. It collects dirt & debris, wears unevenly, and smudges.

The proper technique to polishing granite is mechanically with the use of abrasives and plain water. Granite is harder than calcite based stones such as marble, limestone, and travertine. Therefore, more physical effort is needed. Heat, psi, and rpm along with the proper abrasives and machinery can attain a natural high polished shine that will last forever with the proper maintenance which is very easy and inexpensive.

Pictured above is a granite island counter that was previously waxed. You can see how dingy, old, and dark it made the surface look. Advanced Stone Restoration polished the surface mechanically to a high polish which was clean and felt like glass. The finished product is now more resistant to fingerprints and smudges. Bacteria has no place to hide.

In addition to polishing, the surface has been sealed. Though, this granite does not stain easily, the sealer helps create a higher surface tension. This allows water to dry on the surface with little penetration into the stone. This helps maintain the shine on a very busy kitchen counter.

If your granite is in need of being polished, please feel free to contact us at 292-1266.

 

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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...

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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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