Travertine Honing and Polishing

Travertine Polishing and Sealing

Here is an example of a travertine refinishing service in process. The floor was honed and the customer wanted a polish. Sureshine wet sanded the floor to a high shine. The floor was then polished and sealed. Call Sureshine at (714) 841-8300.

 

 

Honed Travertine Before Polishing Honed Travertine During  Polishing Perfectly Polished Travertine Floor

 

About the author:

Ted is the owner of Sureshine Care and Restoration Services, Inc. in Orange County California with an office in Morgan Hill, California. Ted has been polishing and restoring natural stone and tile since 1987, has written a book on the subject and teaches a four day intensive hands on seminar to teach interested students the stone restoration trade. If you are in need of services in Southern California, please call us at (800)378-0266 or email info@sureshinecares.com.

Ted McFadden Delivers Stone Restoration Standard at Coverings 2016

Sureshine Sets the Standard for Stone Restoration!

 

Hello I am Ted McFadden the owner of Sureshine. I am pleased to announce that I was asked to deliver the new Stone Restoration Standard to the world at this past Coverings Trade Show in Chicago. This was a major project, originally started by a team of thirty and finished by a team of less than ten in three years. The new standard is 108 pages and replaces the old chapter in the Marble Institutes Design Manual that totaled eight pages. Some of the best stone restoration professionals in in the country were involved in this project. I was please and honored to take a major role in the completion of this document.

From marble polishing and repair to granite restoration to exterior stone cleaning and sealing, everything is in the new standard. You can find the new standard, free of charge here.

Delivering the Standard

I was asked to be involved because I wrote “The Stone Care Guide” a popular stone restoration textbook that is widely used by new stone restorers as a reference. You can find the stone care guide at Easy Stone Care a site that sells terrific stone care products to both homeowners and professionals. This unique knowledge of stone refinishing has helped me train my technicians to be the most thorough and best technicians on the West Coast of the United States. The entire team believe that with all that we do to create the TOTAL QUALITY customer experience, there is no equal in the marketplace.

Call Sureshine today at 7148418300 and schedule your complimentary estimate.

 

About the author:

Ted is the owner of Sureshine Care and Restoration Services, Inc. in Orange County California with an office in Morgan Hill, California. Ted has been polishing and restoring natural stone and tile since 1987, has written a book on the subject and teaches a four day intensive hands on seminar to teach interested students the stone restoration trade. If you are in need of services in Southern California, please call us at (800)378-0266 or email info@sureshinecares.com.

Granite Counter Polishing and Repair

Granite Counter Polishing and Repair

Granite has steadily become the surface of choice for stone counters. Granite is easy to clean, does not etch with acids, and if sealed properly will not stain. But there are times when when your granite surfaces need attention.

Over time a heavily used granite counter space can become dulled by the constant abrasion of porcelain dishes, metal hardware,and other impliments. When this happens the surface needs to be polished. This is done using specialized tooling and polishes. Once the surface is brought back to a polish it is detailed and sealed. Your newly polished granite will last for years.

Cracks around the sinks can happen when a steel rod has been placed in the granite for strength around the sink hole. Water intrusion causes the steel to expand as it rusts. These cracks run parallel to the sink and in many cases are not permanently repairable. At Sureshine we have a developed a method of repair that will extend the life of your counters. The cracks are filled with flowing fast curing epoxy then ground flat. Once flat the surface is filled with aesthetic adhesives to make the repair look as natural as possible.

Services Offered:

1. Granite Counter Clean and Seal – Removal of all residues and debris from the surfaces, application of the highest quality sealer, buffing to remove residues and polish.
2. Granite Counter Polish, Clean, and Seal – Mild abrasive restorative polishing prior to detail cleaning and sealing.
3. Granite Counter Repair – Includes Cracks in front and behind the sink, holes, and seam repairs. Please call us for more information on these services.

Examples of our Work
 Granite Crack Repair - Before  Granite Crack Repair - After and ready for use.
Granite Seam Repair in Porgress The perfect polish

Cracked granite counter to be repaired
This crack is caused by a rusting steel rod cut into the underside of the granite.

Granite Crack Repair and Clean and Seal
Granite Crack Repair and Clean and Seal

Get the Most From your Investment:

1. Keep areas around fixtures clean and dry
2. Put soap and other cleaning products on trays away from the surface
3. Blot spills with a paper or microfiber towel and use Easyoxy to remove residues
4. When cleaning the surface do not use dish soap or other highly concentrated cleaning agent. These product attract dirt and build-up that can be hard to clean over time.
5. For polished surfaces, use Ultimate Stone and Multisurface Polish periodically (Weekly or semi-monthly as needed).
6. Do not cut directly on the surface. Use a cutting board.
7. Periocically check the caulking around your sink and backsplash and repair if necessary.
8. It is generally not advisable to set hot pots directly on the counter. Using trivets can prevent damage.
9. Use a your favorite daily cleaner regularly to remove residues.

Products to buy:

Easy Oxy
Ultimate
Stain Remover