Floor Restoration

Can Water Spots Be Removed From Natural Stone?

One of most common questions we receive is, “Can Water Spots Be Removed From Natural Stone?” Yes, our team specializes in restoring natural stone surfaces from etching, water marks, cloudiness, and more. If you are looking to remove the imperfections from your stone floors or countertops, schedule an appointment with our team today. How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Natural Stone Natural stone can perform a lot of roles in your home, and many of them leave stone surfaces susceptible to interactions with food, liquids, water, and more. Stone is naturally porous, which means that water can seep into the tiny holes of the stone surface and cause buildup. One version of this is in the form of hard water stains. We at Impression know that stains of any kind can be a real headache for homeowners, and hard water stains especially so. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what causes these stains, how to remove them, and how to prevent future stains from ever coming back! What Causes Hard Water Spots and Stains Hard water refers to water that contains various minerals, most often magnesium, calcium, and various bicarbonate compounds. When these minerals come into contact with your fixtures and appliances, they may leave water spots. These spots are dried portions of mineral deposits from water that dried on your surface. Each stone – limestone, marble, and terracotta – have different methods of cleaning, but this guide generalizes the cleaning process. Removing Existing Water Stains Most water spots on natural stone can be easily removed by a specialty cleaner. Use a non-scratch pad or a soft cloth to rub and scour the area for a few minutes. After, rinse away with water. Make sure that any water you use to rinse the stone is thoroughly dried up afterwards to avoid any new hard water spots. If there’s anything not to do, it’s to use more DIY options commonly touted on the internet. For instance, white vinegar is known for stain removal, but the acidic nature of vinegar can actually damage the surface of your stone, leaving it open to more potential stains in the future. Additionally, always use soft cleaning tools on your stone. Scrubbing brushes and tough bristles can cause etching and scratches, which are even worse dangers than hard water stains! Preventing Future Water Stains The buildup that results in water stains can be easily […]

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Stone Floor Restoration

Houston Floor Cleaning Tips for COVID 19

Modern Stone Care is Houston’s top natural stone maintenance company! Our team of highly skilled and experienced natural stone technicians specialize in working with Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, and Slate. When you have natural stone in your space it is important that you are aware of the needs and vulnerabilities of these materials in order to avoid damaging them, and to keep them in great condition for as long as possible. Other floor servicing companies may claim they are capable of providing services to your natural stone surfaces but this is not always the case. We are working to be in compliance with the federal guidelines put in place right now, contact us today to learn more about the services we are currently offering.   Over the last few weeks, we have heard more and more about the Coronavirus, COVID-19. It is a highly contagious virus that has spread from overseas, into our country, state, and now city. While this is a serious situation that’s impact will last a lifetime, it is also a good time to take care of chores around your house. Not only is it beneficial to your comfort while indoors to have a clean home, it will also help to eliminate germs which can help to limit your risk factors in getting the virus. If someone in your home becomes ill, even if it is with something less severe than the Coronavirus, keep your home clean and your surfaces disinfected will be critical in preventing the spread of this illness.   When cleaning and disinfecting your home, the most immediate things you will think about disinfecting of course will be door knobs, countertops, and other surfaces that have shared contact. An area you may be neglecting to take into consideration when keeping your home germ free is your flooring.   The Difference Between Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Surfaces When trying to stop the spread of harmful germs, cleaning the surfaces in your home will not be enough. In order to kill the germs in your home, you will need to use specific cleaning products in order to disinfect them. If you do not have anyone who is sick in your home, disinfecting your surfaces will not be as important of a step for you to take. Frequent cleaning will help to eliminate the bacteria on the surface of your stone.   Keeping Your Floors Clean to

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Travertine Floor

Indoor and Outdoor Travertine Restoration in Houston

Houston Outdoor Travertine Cleaning Due to travertine’s extreme sensitivity to all acidic substances, it will require being cleaned only with alkaline cleaning solutions. At Modern Stone Care, we make our own formula of cleaner in order to protect your indoor and outdoor travertine. Our cleaner is designed to sit with your natural stone surfaces for at least 20 minutes in order to work effectively. This time is necessary in order for the cleaner to have enough time to breakdown the dirt that is deeply impacted into the natural stone surface. Once the cleaner has had enough time on your travertine flooring, we will then come in with a natural stone safe spinner tool which provides pressure coupled with vacuum for extraction of the broken down grime and cleaner. If you natural stone flooring is in need of a deep cleaning, the professionals at Modern Stone Care can help. We make it our mission to restore the beauty of your natural stone surfaces with our specialty cleaners and equipment. Don’t neglect your stone surfaces, instead contact Modern Stone Care today to learn more about how we can help keep your floors looking great.   Houston Travertine Polishing Travertine has a high alkaline mineral content, that makes it especially sensitive to etching and damage. Whenever an acidic cleaner or liquid interacts with the surface of the stone, damage can happen very quickly. Many common cleaners can be too abrasive and damaging to use on your travertine floors, this is why using a special cleaner is necessary for the health and longevity of your natural stone surfaces. Travertine polishing takes can help to reduce superficial scratches and etching that may take place throughout the course of daily activities. At Modern Stone Care, our expert natural stone technician’s travertine polishing process leaves a deep, natural shine, with clarity and depth, which you just cannot achieve with an artificial coating.If you are looking to improve the appearance of your natural stone contact Modern Stone Care today! We can help you repair your travertine and keep it looking great for decades.   Houston Travertine Sealing All non-polished travertine should be sealed and remain sealed throughout its lifetime. This includes tumbled, rustic, or honed travertine of any style or cut. At Modern Stone Care our dedicated Houston travertine sealing service uses only premium sealer which are sand fortified. Sealing a floor against water based staining is adequate

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Why Is My Natural Stone Cloudy

Why Is My Natural Stone Cloudy?

Natural stone flooring and countertops have become a forever growing trend in homes and businesses around the world. These gorgeous natural stone materials make excellent floors and counters because they come in a wide variety of colors and have the ability to last for decades when properly cared for. While these natural stone materials are incredibly strong and have the capacity to last you a lifetime, they also come with their own set of vulnerabilities. The last thing you want is to damage your natural stone surfaces. Unfortunately, with improper care, natural stone surfaces like limestone, marble, and granite can become damaged and lead to a cloudiness that serves as a distraction and takes away from the beauty of your natural stone floor or countertop. At Modern Stone Care, we work to help our clients restore the beauty of their natural stone and remove these cloudy spots from the surface. If you are looking to have your natural stone surfaces restored and repaired, our team of natural stone technicians can help. We have dedicated ourselves to understand the needs and vulnerabilities of your natural stone surfaces.   If you are new to owning and caring for natural stone surfaces, listed below are some of the top causes for cloudy and hazy spots on your natural stone floors and countertops:   Abrasive Cleaning Products: Whenever it comes to caring for your natural stone surfaces, it is important to avoid using any products that may be acidic or abrasive in nature. Using strong acidic or corrosive cleaning products on natural stone surfaces, especially granite and marble, has the potential to very quickly damage your natural stone. These products will eat away at the surface of your natural stone, leading to discoloration and a cloudy appearance. These cleaners should be avoided at all cost to protect your natural stone surfaces. At Modern Stone Care, we have developed our own natural stone cleaning products, to ensure your stone is safe. If the damage is just surface level, we can in many cases, grind off the top layer and polish deeper into the stone where it is not damaged. Contact us today to learn more about the natural stone cleaning services we offer.   Food and Drinks: One of the leading causes for damage to natural stone surfaces, especially countertops, is acidic food and drinks. When these materials interact with the surface of your natural

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Natural Stone Restoration

Best Stone Restoration Services in Houston TX

When natural stone surfaces are well preserved, they have the ability to add interest to any room and maintain their beauty for decades. Unfortunately, natural stone materials, such as limestone, granite, marble, and travertine are sensitive. These stones are porous, meaning they are open to the influence and affect of everything they encounter. Whenever your natural stone surface has not been sealed properly; has gone too long without a deep cleaning; or has suffered damage due to moisture or neglect, it can impact the lifespan of your stone surface. If your natural stone flooring or surface, has become dull, cloudy, or damaged- contact the natural stone experts at Modern Stone Care. Our team of natural stone professionals are her to offer you the best stone restoration services in Houston, TX. We understand the natural needs and vulnerabilities of your stone surfaces and do everything we can to restore and preserve the beauty of your floors and surfaces.  If your natural stone surfaces have not been professionally cleaned in the last year, you may be causing damage to your stone. If your stone is in need of attention, contact Modern Stone Care today. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help elevate the appearance of your stone.   Marble Restoration Houston If your marble floors have become dull or lackluster, contact Modern Stone Care. We work with your natural stone, regardless of the condition, to try and restore its original beauty. Our team of natural stone technicians can assess your stone and let you know its restoration potential so you can make the best choice for your space. Whether you have marble floors that need attention in a residential or commercial space, Modern Stone Care is here to help you get the most out of your stone surfaces. When natural stone surfaces, like marble, are taken care of they can last for decades. Let us help you protect your investment by bringing new life into your marble stone surfaces.   Our team works closely with you to analyze the current condition of your natural stone and come up with a long term treatment plan to keep your stone protected and healthy for decades. If you are interested in learning more about the natural stone restoration service we offer at Modern Stone Care, contact us today. Our friendly staff will help you set up

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Restoring Countertops in Stafford TX

Restoring Countertops in Stafford TX

Natural stone countertops, without the right care and maintenance, can become dull and damaged. This is why here at Modern Stone Care, we recommend having your natural stone regularly cleaned, polished and sealed! Whenever you neglect your stone’s normal maintenance you increase your chances of having damaged stone. Damaged stone can sometimes cause permanent repercussions that cannot be reversed no matter how much work you put into bringing it back. The good news is that at Modern Stone Care, we work with natural stone all day every day! We have years of experience reviving damaged stone, restoring its gorgeous exterior! If you have neglected your natural stone and are looking to bring it back to life, call the stone experts at Modern Stone Care today!   The best plan is always preventive care and regular maintenance. If you keep your stone well maintained you will be able to preserve your investment. Well maintained natural stone can actually outlive you! Think about how many great and ancient monument were created from natural stone. The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is made almost entirely of granite and the pyramids at Giza were created out of limestone that was then surrounded by a layer of granite. There is a reason for this! Even those to keep these stones looking gorgeous and vibrant, they must be well maintained, they are strong and resilient materials!   Whatever condition your natural stone countertops are in, Modern Stone Care is your one stop spot for excellent care and maintenance. Do not be fooled into working with a company who works with every type of material, thinking you are getting the best care for your natural stone. Modern Stone Care specifically cares for natural stone, meaning we know all the sensitivities and vulnerabilities for your materials! Whenever you need to have your stone cleaned, polished, or sealed, contact Natural Stone Care!   Houston Natural Stone Services Modern Stone Care proudly serves The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to, Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Cypress, Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball and The Woodlands.       Modern Stone Care   970 Bunker Hill Rd   Houston, TX 77024   (832) 814–2041    

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Modern Stone Care Cleaning Products in Houston

Natural Stone Cleaning Products Houston

At Modern Stone Care, our years of experience, providing maintenance services to natural stone, have afforded us the intimate knowledge required to understand the particular vulnerabilities, sensitivities, and needs of these materials. In this time we have realized how few products on the market, efficiently cater to the specific needs of these stones. This is where the idea was born to make our own line of natural stone cleaning products. Modern Stone Care currently offers two different types of natural stone cleaner, “Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner” and “Pure Stone: Streakless Countertop & Shower Cleaner.” Professional deep cleaning is required in order to properly protect and preserve natural stone. However, equally important is at home maintenance to keep your stone gorgeous for years to come.   Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral marble safe floor cleaning detergent, which is supposed to be used for regular at home maintenance on any hard surface that will not harmed by water. This cleaner was originally designed to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine. These stones are alkaline in nature due to their mineral content, from chemical etching. This cleaner’s no rinse, streak free properties make it ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.   Pure Stone: Streakless Countertop & Shower Cleaner Pure Stone: Streakless Countertop & Shower Cleaner by Modern Stone Care is a slightly alkaline cleaner designed for marble, limestone, granite, corian, silestone and other manmade and natural hard surfaces. Specifically designed to safely clean light soil and grease from their surfaces. It is marble safe (will not chemically etch) and dries streak free. It’s no rinse formula makes it ideal for countertops and vanities. Its optical brighteners enhance the finish on natural stone. Natural Stone Cleaning Products in Houston Leave a job this important to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire,Clear Lake, Cypress,Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City,Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch,Stafford, Sugar Land,Tomball and The Woodlands.        Modern Stone Care   970 Bunker

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Natural Stone Stain Prevention and Treatment in Houston

Natural Stone Stain Prevention and Treatment in Houston

Preventing Stains on Natural Stone in Houston Natural stone, such as, marble, granite, slate, travertine, and limestone, are all gorgeous choices when looking at flooring for your home. However, the problem with these stunning natural stones is how vulnerable they are to damage. Primarily, the damage that afflicts natural stone comes in the form of staining and etching. What makes natural stone so much more susceptible to staining than other materials, is the fact that it is made of porous materials. This means they are made of very many holes, like underground hollowed out tunnels leading from one side of the stone to another. This makes them similar to a sponge but made out of a harder substance. So, like a sponge, these stones are quick to absorb liquids, trapping the liquids within the tunnels below the surface. This can be very problematic for a lightly colored stone and say, a glass of red wine.   So what can you do to prevent these substances from penetrating your natural stone, leaving it with an obvious and unsightly stain? Seal it! We are constantly trying to stress the importance of sealing your natural stone floors to protect them against outside influences. Natural stone floors should be sealed annually. If the stone flooring is in a high traffic area, or if you are in a household with active children or pets, your stone flooring may require more frequent sealing in order to protect it.   If you are unsure if your natural stone seal is in need of being redone, there is a simple test you can do at home in order to check. Take a glass of water to the area you are wanting to inquire about, sticking your fingers in the water and spread droplets of water on your stone. Check back in an hour and see if the water has penetrated the stone or if it is still bubbled up. If the water is gone, and you do not see a wet spot in its place, this may just mean the water has evaporated. If you see a darkened wet spot on your stone, your floors are in need of a seal.   Natural Stone Flooring Stain Treatment in Houston While prevention is always the best way to avoid staining, it is not always an option. The natural stone experts at Modern Stone Care are experienced in restoring mistreated

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Damaged Stone Restoration in Houston

Damaged Stone Restoration in Houston

Dangers Of Acidic Cleaners On Natural Stone in Houston Natural stone is typically porous, making it absorb liquids easily. This unfortunately, even with the most gentle liquids, can result in staining, etching, cloudiness, and an overall dullness that may permanently affect the appearance of your natural stone.   Below is why you should never use acidic cleaners on your natural stone flooring or countertops:   Etching and Erosion: While some natural stones are tougher than others, they all have the potential to be damaged and should be handled carefully. Whenever you expose natural stone to acidic substances etching can occur. Whenever you damage your stone with acidic cleaners, you will most likely see dull etched spots on the surface. However, if you coat the stone in this acidic cleaner, the entire surface may be etched and cloudy. If you leave the acidic cleaner on the surface too long you may break the surface and see indentations, also known as erosion.   What Makes Acidic Substances Damaging To Natural Stone? To understand the reason acidic substances cause damage to natural stones, you must first understand that natural stone contains a large amount of calcite. Calcite is a gentle, almost chalky substance that is full of tiny holes. Acid, even weak acids, has the ability to dissolve calcite, dripping through the porous material and spreading quickly. Marble, limestone, and travertine are the most vulnerable to damage because they contain the most calcite. Granite contains less calcite but has lots of internal pits and hollowed pathways that can also trap the acidic products, causing the stone to deteriorate over time.   Several common household products contain ingredients that can damage your natural stone flooring. You may think since you have not seen immediate damage after using these products that they are safe for your flooring. This is not always the case because sometimes the damages starts slow and builds over time, leaving you with dull stone. Avoid cleaners that contain citric acids, such as lemon or orange enhanced cleaners. You also should be very careful with vinegar, wines, fruit juices, milk, tomato based sauces, or any other substance high in natural acids.   Can Natural Stone Damage Be Reversed? While it is possible in some cases to restore your natural stone back to it’s vibrant state, it is a job for professionals. This is because the stone has undergone a chemical change through

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