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    Should I Replace or Refinish My Stone Flooring?

    “Should I replace or refinish my stone flooring?” is a common question we hear from our customers. When it comes to stone flooring, homeowners often have the choice to either replace or refinish their existing floors. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to consider which one is best for your specific situation.

    Replacing your stone flooring is a good option if your floors are severely damaged or worn. Additionally, if your floors have been installed improperly or are showing signs of settling or shifting replacement may be necessary. It would ensure the stability and safety of your floors.

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    Before and after results of marble floor restoration and etch removal

    On the other hand, refinishing your stone flooring is a good option if your floors are in good condition but simply need a facelift. Even if your floors are chipped, or have deep scratches, refinishing still may be the best choice. Refinishing involves honing, polishing and resealing the stone. This process can remove scratches and stains, and bring back the original shine and luster of the stone. This option is also a more cost-effective alternative to replacement, as it does not require the removal and disposal of existing flooring.

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    Before and after results of tumbled travertine restoration

    When deciding whether to replace or refinish your stone flooring, it is important to consult with a professional stone restoration company like NOVA Stone Care. Our technicians will assess the condition of your floors free of charge. We’ll provide you with a recommendation based on our expertise and experience.

    Overall, the decision to replace or refinish your stone flooring will depend on the condition of your floors, the type of stone, and your personal preferences. NOVA Stone Care experts can help you make the best decision for your specific situation.

    Check out our project gallery to see more before and after results.

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    Chip Repair On Granite Countertops

    One of the many services NOVA Stone Care provides is chip repair on the granite countertops. In this blog post we will dive into the details of this process.

    Granite countertops are beautiful and pleasing to the eye until you drop a heavy object on your stone and break off the part of it. It is one thing to scratch or stain the granite countertop but how do you repair the damages when a chunk of the surface comes off? While it is tempting to fix the chips by yourself, it is worth the extra money to let the professional handle the damage. NOVA Stone Care specialists have vast experience in chip repair. Let’s walk you through the process.

    NOVA Stone Care Chip Repair On the Granite Countertop

    1. We Clean The Countertop

    NOVA Stone Care technicians tape up the work area to make sure that nothing else gets damaged. We clean the chip and the surrounding area with acetone. It helps us remove stubborn stains and ensures proper bonding.

    2. We Mark The Area

    NOVA Stone Care technicians use blue tape to mark off the area just around the chip. It prevents epoxy glue from getting on the non-chipped area.

    3. We Fill It Up Carefully

    NOVA Stone Care technicians carefully fill the chipped area with color matched epoxy. Depending on the depth of the chipped area, it might require several applications and tons of patience.

    4. We Are Patient

    NOVA Stone Care technicians wait until the filled area is completely dry. This is crucial, as the epoxy filled surface may be damaged if touched before it’s dry. Once the epoxy is completely dry, we remove the blue tape.

    NOVA Stone Care Chip Repair On the Granite Countertop

    5. We Scrape Off the Excess

    NOVA Stone Care technicians clean up the surface meticulously in order to make the repair even with the rest of the countertop. We use a razor blade and gently and carefully scrape away any excess epoxy from the area.

    NOVA Stone Care Chip Repair On the Granite Countertop

    6. We Buff, Polish and Seal

    As the final step, NOVA Stone Care technicians make sure the area around the repaired chip has the similar gloss as the rest of your granite countertop. We buff the area with sandpaper or steel wool. As the finishing touch, we use a granite polisher or sealer to add a gleam to the area. If you need help with chip repair on your granite countertops, contact us today. Also, check out our project gallery section for more info and pictures.

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