Professional Limestone Care
There is a misconception that since limestone is a stone it does not need any maintenance, but this is far from the truth. All limestone eventually needs some type of care and maintenance. Though some limestones are harder than others, limestone is generally a softer, calcium-based stone, susceptible to scratching, etching (acid damage), and general dulling of its appearance. Limestone care needs vary depending upon type, purpose, finish and location, which is why it is important to work specifically with stone restoration professionals rather than janitorial or cleaning services if it is in need of care.
At Falcon Floor and Surface Care, we know limestone. We understand and appreciate its special characteristics. Our passion for our work and a strong commitment to educate our customers on proper care and maintenance is evident in every single job we do. Proudly serving Jacksonville and northeast Florida, we can repair, refinish, protect and restore your limestone with stunning results.
Our services include:
Honing, Polishing, and Refinishing
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches or etch marks (sometimes mistaken for water marks or spots) can diminish the elegant appearance of your limestone floors and surfaces. Falcon Floor and Surface Care can hone your limestone surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new limestone surface free of damage. We can then polish your limestone using the appropriate diamonds or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish. With our limestone 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. Falcon Floor and Surface Care 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.
Limestone Stain Removal
No matter how careful you are, spills 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 limestone stain removal.
Deep Cleaning and Sealing
Limestone is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, and the proper day-to-day cleaning methods and products. Once your limestone floors, showers, tub surrounds, walls, and other limestone surfaces are cleaned and restored, we highly recommend you take advantage of our sealing services. This is an inexpensive preventative measure against limestone stain damage.
Limestone Repair and Tile Replacement
Do you have chips, holes or cracks in your limestone surfaces? Falcon Floor and Surface Care can fill holes and fix limestone cracks and chips. On the rare occasion when tile replacement is necessary, we can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, and then install and level a replacement tile. With any repair we perform, we blend the repair site with the surrounding area, honing and polishing it to match the surrounding finish as closely as possible.