Do you have problems with damage to your natural stone flooring or natural stone tiles?
At Strassburger Tile Perfection, we provide professional maintenance and restoration services for natural stone flooring, in addition to a range of other grout and tile cleaning services. If your natural stone tiles are cracked, chipped, or broken, we will be able to repair or restore them and get your flooring back to looking as good as new.
Natural Stone Floor Restoration
If you have cracked, chipped, or broken tiles, our team is able to do epoxy tile repairs to piece your natural stone tiles back together.
We carry a supply of over twenty different colours and types of natural stone dust to match the tile’s existing colour. By mixing the epoxy resin with the correct combination of natural stone dust, we can repair your marble tile while minimizing the appearance of crack lines.
In most cases, you cannot even tell that tile restoration was done.
Natural Stone Repairs
In some cases, we can repair a broken floor tile without needing to remove it from the floor at all. This allows us to save you money on broken floor tile replacement.
For example, if the subfloor is stable, removal may not be necessary. We can test the subfloor by simply pressing on either side of the broken floor tile. In these cases, we are able to create a lasting repair at a substantially lower cost to you.
If your natural stone has lost its shine through daily wear, we can also restore them with proper cleaning and diamond polishing.
Types of Natural Stone Flooring
If you are considering adding natural stone flooring to your home or business, you’re probably counting on its durability and strength to stand up to most common spills and messes.
While some natural stones do have great durability, it’s important for consumers to be aware of the difference between different natural stones, so you can make the right choice. Here are some of the common types of natural stone flooring and the risks associated with them:
Granite is one of the most durable types of natural stone, and there’s a reason it’s often used for kitchen countertops. Granite starts as liquid magma in the earth’s core and it is one of the strongest flooring options. It’s great for flooring, countertops, and outdoor use.
Quartz is another great option if you’re looking for a highly durable natural stone. In fact, granite is mostly made up of quartz. Quartz is more flexible than granite, making it easier to install in a variety of situations. It doesn’t require any sealing because it’s non-porous, which means it is a great low-maintenance option for kitchens.
Slate is one of the most common types of flooring, as it’s very hard and able to stand up to high traffic. Slate is favoured by pet owners because it’s not likely to be scratched or scraped, and it is excellent for foyers, hallways, and other high traffic areas. Plus, it looks beautiful!
Slate has a very long lifespan, so you likely won’t have to replace it, but the sealer finish will have to be stripped and re-applied based on wear and tear. Raw slate is absorbent and not water-resistant.
While marble is a stunning and luxurious option for flooring and countertops, it’s very high maintenance compared to its stronger counterparts. Marble has to be cleaned and sealed regularly, and it should only be cleaned with a pH-neutral cleaner. It’s also very likely to stain, so you should avoid marble if you are putting it in a high traffic area. If you need something more durable, granite is the way to go.
Travertine is another soft stone that requires scheduled diamond polishing and sealing to maintain it in good condition. If travertine is left unsealed, it can be very difficult to clean. Travertine is not very durable compared to granite, quartz, and man-made stones, as it is quite soft and prone to chipping and scratches. Unsealed travertine is not a great idea for kitchens or bathrooms, and polished travertine can be too slippery in high moisture areas.
Limestone is a very popular choice for residential flooring. However, like travertine, it’s very porous and likely to crack and scratch. Porous materials stain very easily and are challenging to maintain as stain removal can be quite difficult. Limestone must be sealed regularly to keep any dirt or soil from becoming embedded. This type of flooring is not recommended for high traffic areas.
Do you have natural stone flooring that you would like restored?