Keeping Your Countertops At Their Best
Have your natural stone countertops lost their shine? Are they stained, scratched, etched or otherwise damaged? Our technicians can resolve all of these issues. For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where friends and family gravitate when left to their own devices. Naturally, you want to keep this area in the best possible condition. Gold Standard Floor Care is here to help. Our countertop, table top, and bar top services include:
- Thorough pre-inspection.
- Protection of appliances, walls, and floors with a plastic barrier.
- Application of specially formulated cleaner to remove soil and stains.
- Application of a penetrating sealer to protect your stone.
- Buff the surface to restore a brilliant shine.
- Complete a final walk-through to ensure that we have met your expectations.
Cleaning & Sealing
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, but, generally speaking, all natural stone is susceptible to staining. That’s why it’s important to have your natural stone surfaces sealed, particularly countertops, which are most likely to get something spilled on them. Whether you’ve had your counters forever and it’s time they were resealed, or the contractors just finished installing them, or somewhere in between, Gold Standard Floor Care can professionally clean and seal your natural stone countertops, making them resistant to stains giving you time to clean up.
Stains happen. Sometimes there’s just no way around it. If you find yourself with a stained countertop, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can resolve most stains in all types of natural stone and get your counters looking beautiful again.
Scratch & Etch Removal
Many foods and drinks are acidic, and while most granite is not acid sensitive, many other types of natural stone are, and this can result in etching. Though some people mistake etching for a stain or “water spots,” it is actually acid damage to the surface of the stone. Fortunately, our skilled technicians can remove this damage, as well as scratch marks and dullness, and refinish your countertops to like-new condition. We will also educate you in ways to prevent this kind of damage, such as always using cutting boards, preferably ones with a groove around the edge to prevent overflow of liquids.
Crack & Chip Repair
Pots and other cooking implements can be heavy and no matter how durable the stone, if you drop something on it at just the right (or the wrong!) angle – bang! Now you’ve got a chip. It’s the sort of thing that can stand out on an otherwise pristine countertop and just drive you nuts! But it doesn’t have to. Gold Standard Floor Care can repair most chips and cracks in a seamless manner.
Honing & Polishing
Can you tell what part of the counter you work on most because it’s duller than the rest? Or maybe it’s just time for a change of pace? Gold Standard Floor Care’s honing and polishing services can restore the evenly polished glory of your countertops, change that highly polished finish to a honed (matte or satin) one or vice versa, delivering just the look you want.
A Word About Granite
Although it appears to be an almost indestructible surface, granite countertops are porous and can be stained if they are not properly sealed. Therefore, proper cleaning and sealing of your granite countertops will lead to a longer lasting beauty in your kitchen or bathrooms. Gold Standard Floor Care provides granite countertop cleaning and sealing services by removing stains then applying a sealer that will provide long-lasting protection. Each granite countertop project will have variables that differ. For this reason, we will require an on-site visit to determine the specifics that are applicable to your needs.