Our years of experience with granite can resolve virtually any problem you may have. We can:
- Restore Dull Granite Floors and Surfaces
- Remove Most Stains
- Seal and Protect
Granite restoration requires specialised skills
While granite is much harder than marble, if and when granite needs restoration you need to call a professional that has the specialised knowledge to work on your granite. Many stone restoration contractors won’t touch it. Hamilton's Tile & Stone is qualified to restore your granite. Whether it needs to be diamond honed, re-polished, or cleaned and sealed, our professional technicians can perform these services for you.
The key to keeping your granite looking new is the proper cleaning, polishing and sealing of the stone. We make it a point to educate our customers on proper stone care.
Caring for your granite
Granite is different than marble when it comes to its recommended usage and its care and maintenance. The first thing you need to know is that granite is a much harder stone than marble, and granite usually does not etch. (However we are now starting to see that some of the granites that are used today can etch from acidic items being spilled on the surface.)
Granite can be cleaned using the same process as marble. For granite we recommend cleaning the surface using a quality stone safe neutral stone cleaner.
How can Hamilton’s help with the cleaning of your Granite?
While granite can be relatively easy for the homeowner to maintain , two things will occur over time. Firstly the grout lines and any contours or profiles in the stone will gradually collect dirt and cause build up and discolouration in these areas. Secondly after years of mopping there will be a gradual build up of product residue causing a ‘greasy or ‘smeary’ look to the stone itself. Our full water capture cleaning method will restore your grout lines and granite to their former glory.
What is Hamilton’s state of the art full water capture system?
State of the art full water capture cleaning sounds like quite a mouthful , but essentially we are following the very basic cleaning techniques that have been shown to be very effective on all floors regardless of the materials used.
1.Chemicals-Cleaning is simple chemistry – the correct products must be used in order to achieve the perfect result.
2.Dwell time - Any product that is used for cleaning must be allowed time to work. The old method of simply mopping on and mopping off is out of date and ineffective in the long run. Residue build up causing a cloudy or ‘smeary’ appearance is the most common problem in any dirty flooring situation.
3.Agitation - Possibly the most important of the stages. Hamilton’s will, after adequate dwell time, use a slow speed scrubber to agitate the dirt from all the cracks,profiles and grout lines of your floor.
4.Water temperature and vacuum – The hotter the better. This simple rule really allows us to achieve a streak free perfectly clean surface. After agitation, our state of the art full water capture machine really comes into its own. As can be seen on the various videos here the machine provides very hot water at whatever pressure we require for the task at hand (very high pressure for a dirty driveway and lower pressure for interior flooring – we must always be aware not to damage the grout lines). Coupled with attached vacuum we can achieve perfect water management in any environment. The vacuum draws all dirty residues from the floor and deposits it into a holding tank in the van parked out the front! A complete rinse can now be achieved with all contaminants removed from the premises.