Years of salt air, sun screen, chlorine, and countless foot traffic had dulled and discolored this flooring. This quartzite pool deck in Wailea Maui needed some real care. Using specialized restorative cleaners and resurfacing techniques, we were able to get it looking brand new.Read More
Original material on this flooring is 30 years old. It can be returned to an amazing finish by proper diamond sanding and polishing techniques. Different types of natural stone all have their own unique characteristics and we love when a client opts to restore existing flooring rather than replace it.
Concrete can be stamped at the time of installation to create a variety of pattern options. Some of the patterns include wood plank, flagstone, tiled, or Roman Slate as pictured here. This concrete floor was installed along with a fire pit and privacy wall by Aaron’s Masonry (808-283-8315)
Our company came in after installation and stained the area using 2 colors. It was sealed with a breathable solvent based acrylic sealer to give it protection and color enhancement. This will be a cool hang out spot once complete.
Countertops in the bathroom can take the brunt of makeup, cosmetics, lotions, sunblock, and hair products. Protecting them with regular sealing is recommended. This counter was in good condition and without stains. However, it was polished and sealed to remove years of wear.
Stone tip: Customers often ask if they can use a “product applied to the stone” to make it look better. Stone polishing is a process of machine buffing the surface with the correct types of diamond polishing pads, which brings the stone to a natural shine, rather than adding a product that changes the look. Generally, we don’t use or recommend waxes or other types of products to change the sheen on natural stone. When in doubt, ask a professional for stone care options.
Exterior flooring can take the worst of sun, salt, sand, and red dirt. A restorative cleaning was performed on this quartzite flagstone style tiled lanai flooring in Kaanapali, Maui. It looks fresh and bright after cleaning halfway through. When cleaning is done, the best of the best protection is always applied to prevent staining. Sealers aren’t intended to prevent dirt from building up, but they stop them from penetrating deep into the stone and permanently staining and discoloring the flooring.Read More
This style of tumbled marble river rock style flooring has been a popular choice for showers. Soap scum buildup and hard water deposits can cause a mottled dingy appearance. This exterior shower in Wailea benefited from a deep maintenance cleaning. Now its outdoor shower ready and usable.
This was some exterior quartzite flooring. Quartzite is a great material for lanais, pool decks and exterior areas that get a lot of weather, traffic and wear.
This is a project in Wailea, Maui. Kihei and Wailea are known for getting an extreme amount of UV, salt air, and red dirt. Exterior Quartzite. Old floor, needed a lot of work. Once again a good example of restoration vs replacement This owner will get some extra years out of his existing floors.
Resurfacing a floor might be necessary to restore the original color. Ask your stone care professional to advise you on the best way to restore and protect your floors.
Big Shoutout to Patscolor.com. If you’re considering polishing your concrete instead of adding additional flooring material, check out the pictures at the blog Pats Guide to Polished Concrete Flooring. It’s a great place to start.
Pool tile and hardwater are not happy partners. Clean the hard water lines too aggressively and it damages the tile and your problem gets worse. Media blasting is the best, gentlest way to treat your pool tile. Using an experienced stone and tile expert ensures the proper media choice is made to protect the surface of the tiles from damage during cleaning.
Some really great results from using the proper methods to gently remove staining while protecting the integrity of the travertine stone tiles. It’s important to use a stone restoration expert rather than a janitorial company to treat travertine because stone requires a fine balance of treatment without cleaning the stone too aggressively. Getting the stone clean can be done in a way that compromises the life span of the stone or it can be finessed and cared for to restore the original look of the travertine while extending the lifespan of the floor, shower, or counter. Proper protection after cleaning is a must to prevent the porosity of the surface from collecting deep stains that can’t be removed. We don’t recommend letting anyone who is not a natural stone specialist apply products to your stone floors because fixing an error is almost always more costly than just getting it right the first time.
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I love working upcountry in awesome kula maui. It's nice and cool, with great views and ten minutes from my house (bonus). This is one of our long time clients. This counter my look familiar because I posted pictures before, we've restored and polished it a few times. It's a beautiful stone you don't see very often. Beautiful but requires a lot of care and maintenance. This time we applied a new protective product which is ideal for sensitive stone counters. It makes the surface etch proof and stain proof. Along with that as you can tell the reflection is excellent. It will make stone last longer and make daily cleaning a lot simpler. If you would like to know if your counter is a good candidate for this process call 808.877.0222
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This pool is in Kaanapali. It’s in a hotel that has high traffic. It get’s a lot of sun screen and salt build up. The staff does a good job at regular rinse downs but after a while it just need a professional touch.
Deep Cleaned and Sealed for protection.
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Working in Kai Malu wailea. This is a typical situation for exterior Travertine. Lots of red dirt buildup, irrigation stains and normal wear and tear.
Using our specialized restorative cleaning methods, we were able to remove all build up and bring stone and grout to a nice clean and protected surface
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This exterior lanai had years of build up and hard water staining. Red dirt had really done a number on this floor.
We did a deep restorative cleaning and got really good results. This side by side shows the drastic change.
If this is something you are dealing with let us help you. Give us a call at 808.877.0222 for a free quote and some expert recommendations
This floor was in really bad shape. Lots of etch marks, dirty grout, lots of holes and chips to fill, missing grout. We had to deep clean to get tiles and grout nice and fresh. We had to diamond sand to remove wear and damage. We finished by top polishing and sealing.
This is a very difficult stone to maintain. Especially if it is in a high occupancy vacation rental. We will work with the managing company to put together a regular program.
Out on the ocean in beautiful wailea. This travertine needed some TLC. Had some surface mold issues. And lots of build up from hard water, salt, and red dirt.
We were able to clean it and bring back its nice soft colors.
This is just a small example of the differences between a regular empregnator sealer vs color enhancing empregnating sealer
This Limestone floor needed some deep cleaning and we resurfaced to bring down to a honed or matte finish.
Limestone is a nice stone but requires a good maintenance program to keep it protected and looking good