Breathing New Life Into Your Marble and Limestone
Marble and limestone are both calcium-based stone, which makes them particularly vulnerable to acid damage (etching). They are also, like all stones, susceptible to dullness, scratches, staining, chips, cracks and other kinds of damage. Never assume you'll need to replace your stone, though. We're marble and limestone restoration experts, and we can get your floors, countertops, and other surfaces looking luxurious again in no time—whatever service you may need.
Marble and Limestone Refinishing
Is your marble or limestone floor too dull or too shiny? Some areas more glossy than others? Or maybe you just want a change of pace? We can restore the polished or matte finish you love, even-out an inconsistent finish, or change the finish from polished to honed (matte or satin) or vice versa. Whatever your issue, or your preference, we can deliver a beautifully restored or changed finish.
Marble and Limestone Honing & Polishing
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches or etch marks (sometimes mistaken for water marks or spots) can diminish the elegant appearance of your marble and limestone floors and surfaces. AICAD Services can hone your surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new surface free of damage. We can then polish your marble or limestone using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss. With our marble honing and polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve the exact finish you are looking for.
Lippage Removal / Grinding
Uneven tiles don't just diminish the look of your floors, they can also create a trip hazard. AICAD Services can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. This can also be done to bring all tiles more level with grout lines to facilitate easier cleaning.
Marble and Limestone Stain Removal
No matter how careful you are, spills can still manage to happen. And sometimes spills become stains. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to remove a stain yourself or want us to take care of it for you, we are experts in removing stains from marble and limestone. Something to note: please do your research before starting any DIY stain removal process, since certain cleaning solutions may damage your stone or even permanently set the stain.
Are you familiar with the adage, "It's easier to keep something clean than it is to get it that way?" Your marble and limestone surfaces are no exception. Marble and limestone are easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, and the proper day-to-day cleaning methods and products. We are happy instruct you in the proper care methods and products that will help keep your marble and limestone surfaces looking great. AICAD Services also provides regularly scheduled maintenance programs, upon request.
Sealing Marble and Limestone
Once your marble and limestone floors, showers, tub surrounds, walls, and other surfaces are cleaned and restored, we highly recommend you have AICAD Services seal them. While most stains can be removed, stain removal can be a time consuming, expensive and often frustrating process. Sealing can help inhibit staining.
Marble and Limestone Repair
Do you have chips, holes or cracks in your marble and limestone surfaces? Before you replace, consider taking advantage of our expert repair services. AICAD Services can fill holes and fix cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the surrounding finish.
Marble and Limestone Tile Replacement
Although it is rare for a marble tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. AICAD Services' craftsmen can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, install the replacement tile, level it with the surrounding area, and then match the finish as closely as possible.
A Little Bit of Background on Marble and Limestone...
Marble is an elegant stone highly regarded throughout history for its beauty and versatility. From the temples of ancient Egypt to the basilica of Saint Paul in Rome, marble has been the stone of choice in some of the world’s most breathtaking architecture. It comes in many colors with different and beautiful veining, though some varieties may not be veined.Today, marble continues to add character and aesthetic appeal to art museums, cafes, workplaces, and homes.
Limestone is similarly sought after and has a unique, natural appearance. It is comprised of shells, mollusks, and marine animals calcified over millions of years. To say it has stood the test of time is pretty much an understatement. It's good at coping with the unique hazards humans provide, too, but that's not to say it couldn't use a helping hand to keep it at it's very best.
Whatever your marble or limestone care need, you can rely on AICAD Services to provide expert and knowledgeable service to help keep your floors, countertops, and other surfaces looking their best.