Stone Restoration Services | Bring Your Stone Back to Life

As one of the leading marble and granite countertop cleaning, restoration, and sealing companies in SW Florida, Tru-Clean Surface Care receives tons of questions about the stone cleaning process through e-mail and on our website. In this blog post, we will answer the most common questions. Call us anytime if you have any questions or want a free estimate.

What is Granite and Marble Stone Restoration?

Stone restoration is an essential process that restores worn or damaged stone surfaces to their original condition. This meticulous process can also alter the stone’s surface to achieve a desired finish, whether polished or honed. Due to the specialized knowledge, tools, and experience required, only professional companies should perform stone restoration.

Understanding Stone Restoration

Stone restoration involves rejuvenating natural stone surfaces, returning them to their former glory. This process is distinct from regular maintenance and requires the expertise of a skilled professional. Let’s dive deeper into what stone restoration entails and why it’s crucial for maintaining the beauty and longevity of your stone surfaces.

Why Professional Stone Restoration is Necessary

Restoring natural stone is not a task for the average janitorial or carpet cleaning service. Substantial investment in knowledge, equipment, and experienced-certified technicians ensures that the stone is treated correctly and effectively, something most maintenance companies cannot provide.

The Role of Professional Stone Restoration Companies

Professional stone restoration companies such as Tru-Clean Surface Care are equipped with the right tools and experience to handle various stone surfaces. We can restore the natural beauty of your stone, remove etching and scratches, perform repairs, and seal your stone, making it look as good as new, if not better.

What is Involved in Stone Restoration?

Restoration of natural stone involves several intricate processes. Here’s a breakdown of what these processes include:

Diamond Grinding

Diamond grinding is one of the primary methods Tru-Clean Surface Care uses to restore marble, granite, or natural stone. This technique removes scratches and surface damage through mechanical abrasion. Using a series of diamond grits in the proper sequence, a master technician can achieve a reflective finish without needing wax or topical coatings.

Polishing Techniques

Polishing is an art that requires experience. Once the stone surface is ground down with diamond abrasives, it is polished to achieve the desired shine. This technique can only be perfected through practice and knowledge. An inexperienced technician can leave swirl marks or other abrasions, and we’ve seen home “do-it-yourselfers” cause more damage to natural stone than what was present before their intervention.

Honed Finish Restoration

A series of diamond abrasives is used to hone the finish until the desired matte finish is achieved. This process differs from polishing and requires unique skills and tools.

Dustless Process

Modern restoration techniques, like those used by Tru-Clean Surface Care, involve small amounts of water to make the process dustless. This method protects the surrounding areas from damage and keeps the environment clean.

How is the Job Charged?

Charging for stone restoration services is typically done on a job basis rather than by square footage. Each stone type presents unique challenges, and the desired results vary greatly. Some clients seek a matte finish, while others desire a high polish. Some clients have deep scratches that need to be addressed, while others have surface blemishes that need to be removed. Each surface is different, and specific customer requirements influence the cost.

How Long Does Stone Restoration Take?

The time required for stone restoration depends on several factors, including the type of stone, the desired finish, and the job size. For example, restoring kitchen countertops may take 2-5 hours, while bathroom countertops take approximately 2 hours.

What Can I Expect?

When you invest in stone cleaning, sealing, or restoration with Tru-Clean Surface Care, your stone surfaces will look new again. Our professionals will remove scratches, etch marks, and wear while providing maintenance instructions to prolong the life of your stone. If permanent damage exists, the technician will inform you beforehand to manage expectations.

Steps to Schedule Stone Restoration Service

Scheduling stone restoration is straightforward. Typically, a free quote can be provided within a couple of days, and services can be scheduled within a week of receiving a quote. In urgent cases, technicians might be available sooner.

About Tru-Clean Surface Care’s Stone Services

Tru-Clean Surface Care has served SW Florida since 2007, specializing in natural stone, tile, and grout cleaning. Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art, dustless, allergen-free methods that are safe for food preparation surfaces, pets, and infants. We take special care of your home, and since our processes are dustless, there is no mess or splatter to deal with.  We’ll wipe down all surfaces and protect surrounding areas with a draping process.  Your satisfaction is assured.

Certifications and Awards

IICRC Certified Partner: Tru-Clean Surface Care is a certified partner with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Stone PRO Professional: We are recognized as a Stone PRO Professional.

SurpHaces Certified PRO Partner: Our services meet the high standards set by SurpHaces.

A+ Better Business Bureau Rating: We are proud to have an A+ rating from the BBB.

Angie’s List Super Service Award: We have received this award for eight consecutive years.

Beautiful Countertops Assured by Tru-Clean Surface Care

Stone restoration is a specialized process that restores the beauty and integrity of natural stone surfaces. Employing our stone restoration services ensures your stone receives the best care possible. Trust Tru-Clean Surface Care for all your stone cleaning, sealing, and restoration needs in SW Florida.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care and our natural stone services, please visit us online at or call us at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.  You can also visit us on Facebook to review tips on how to care for your natural stone countertops and other ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of stones can be restored?

Our professional restoration services can handle a variety of stones, including marble, granite, quartz, travertine, quartzite, and more.

Can stone restoration remove deep scratches?

Yes, deep scratches can often be removed through diamond grinding and polishing.

How often should stone surfaces be restored?

The frequency of restoration depends on the stone type, usage, how well the homeowner cares for it by using the proper cleaning agents, and whether the stone has been professionally sealed. However, it is generally recommended that it be restored every few years.

Is the restoration process noisy or disruptive?

While some noise is inevitable, our professionals minimize disruption and noise to ensure a clean process.

Can I perform stone restoration myself?

Stone restoration requires specialized tools, diamond-impregnated wheels, specialty cleaning and polishing solutions, and expertise, so it is best left to professionals who perform these services daily to guarantee the best finish possible.

What cleaning agent should I use to keep my stone countertops looking their best?

We recommend Stone Pro’s Crystal Clean.  You can purchase this product locally from our store in Cape Coral, online, or from your technician.