SLATE CLEANING SERVICES WHAT IS SLATE?
Slate Cleaning Services are the fine-grained metamorphic rock that splits into thin smooth-surfaced layers. It causes by solid compression, causing fine-grained clay flakes to regrow in planes perpendicular to the compression. When expertly cut by striking parallel to the foliation with a specialized tool in the quarry. Many slates will form smooth flat sheets of stone, which have long been helpful for roofing and floor tiles. Slate has a unique mineral composition consisting of quartz and muscovite or illite, often biotite, chlorite, hematite, and pyrite. The slate tiles are often helpful for interior and exterior flooring, stairs, walkways, and wall cladding. Tiles are set on mortar and grouted along the edges. A sealant would then be helpful to improve durability, increase stain resistance, reduce surface smoothness, and reduce efflorescence.
Efflorescence, by definition, is the loss of water(or solvent) of crystallization from a hydrated or solvated salt to the atmosphere on exposure to air. Efflorescence may present a cosmetic problem only on porous materials but can sometimes indicate severe structural weakness. In conclusion, slate is a beautiful natural stone that can add elegance to any room, but it also needs to be careful for properly. Whether you have a new slate floor that needs care or an older slate floor that needs to be restorable to new, Bizaillion Floors, LLC. – Stone & Tile Restoration knows slate.
Moreover, we specialize in cleaning and sealing slate floors showers and countertops
We love working on slate because we can show what sets us apart. We use the best machinery, products, and scrub brushes to achieve our desired results. Most of all we feel like you can really see our years of experience coming out in the work we do when it comes to cleaning slate floors. Furthermore, we really do make the colors pop as you see in the pictures. We prefer in most cases to use a penetrating sealer if our customer likes the natural look because there is almost no maintenance.
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Severe natural stone acid etching can only be repairable by a professional. Sealing your marble helps guard against etching and staining. Let the professionals at Bizaillion Floors give you a free written estimate and teach you how to properly maintain your marble, ensuring it lasts as long as you live in your home.
A water-based acrylic provides a good shine and can be coated throughout its life, but will need to be stripped out. Approximately 1 to 4 years, if maintained well I have seen acrylics last as long as 10 years but that’s under the perfect conditions. Enhancer makes the floor quite dark and it seems to have a shorter life than some of the others. Oil-based acrylic is a better choice in many cases it last longer and brings out just as much color.
To remove the old finish from the slate we use a buffer or sometimes a steam machine. We will help you to make the best choice for your floor. Before we removed all the old finish on this beautiful slate floor we taped off all the carpet. The walls we are careful not to hurt and clean when where done. Then we cleaned the slate and prepared the floor for sealer.
This is after we finished removing the old finish cleaned and sealed the slate. Now it looks amazing but more importantly it’s going to hold up for a long time to come.