Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lobby Polishing NYC

Today at Statewide Stone Care we'd like to talk about our lobby polishing in NYC

The lobby area is the first area that your visitors step on when they visit your business or home. Therefore, the impression they get from the lobby creates the overall perception of the whole building. It makes sense to have the lobby area well-polished and styled. 
Lobby Polishing NYC 
Most people usually have a great-looking lobby when the lobby is new. However, due to the large foot traffic on the lobby as well heavy items being dragged on the surface, the floor becomes scratched and loses the shiny appeal. Such floors require regular polishing and restoration for a great looking lobby. 

The choice of the coating depends on the type of floor that is installed in your lobby. Most lobbies are made of either the natural stone or concrete. A few are made of wood. (most people avoid the use of wood due to high cost of maintenance). 

Polishing the lobby floors 
The floor contractor first inspects your concrete floor for damage from scratching, uneven surfaces and small holes that may have formed on the surface of the floor. These imperfections should be repaired before any polishing can take place. 

Use of polished concrete 
Polished concrete is slowly gaining popularity, especially in the commercial lobbies. It involves a process where a penetrating densifier sealer is applied to the surface of the concrete floor. The sealer reacts with the concrete floor resulting in a material that seals the porous gaps on the floor. 

The floor is then ground to the finish that the owner wants. Most of the people go for semi-gloss to a highly reflective surface. There is usually no need for additional flooring material after the application of the polish. 

Use of floor coatings 
Floor coatings bond to the surface of your lobby to form a shiny protective barrier in that any scratch or impact on the surface wears on the coating and not the concrete floor. This makes this option popular in areas where heavy material passes through the lobbies and areas where corrosive materials are present. 

Some of the most common floor coatings are epoxy and polyurethane coatings. The coatings are resistant to staining come in different colors and seal the floor from any leakages from beneath or on top. 

Depending on how heavy the traffic in the lobby is, the floor coating can last between eight to fifteen years. The polished concrete can last for over twenty years. The floor is re-polished once the surface starts to deteriorate.

To learn more about our lobby polishing in NYC, or of more information about us at Statewide Stone Care, please call us at 1-888-574-5595. One of our stone care experts will be happy to speak to you. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Countertop Repair NYC

The countertop is one of the busiest surfaces in the kitchen. It is the place where food is prepared. Therefore, the chances are that it will get damaged after a period of use and misuse. Moreover, poor installation of any of the countertop surfaces can also lead to countertop repair. 

Today we at Statewide Stone Care wish to go into detail about how we go about countertop repair in NYC.
Countertop Repair NYC 
Tile countertops
Tile countertops can be repaired by replacing the damaged tile. Once the repair professionals have replaced the tile, they can also refinish the counter to give it a high-quality look and feel. This can be done with a new sealing over the surface or just a coat of paint.

Filling a tile crack with a sealing material usually does not last or look good for your countertop. Moreover, given that tiles are inexpensive, replacing is usually the best option.  

Granite or slab countertops
Granite countertops can be repaired by filling in with a pulverized stone and buffing the area smooth. The professional repair companies have granite patch kits that are worked in the area of the crack. 

Usually, the repair professionals mix the dry stone until they match the shade of the rest of the countertop. The liquid binders are then added to the dry stone mixed and then added to a catalyst. The mix is then pressed onto the crack area and the excess razor-ed off. The area is then buffed with a grit paper. 

Solid surface countertops
The solid surfaces are the easiest to fix. Depending on the size of the damage, your technician may sand or buff out the surface. Very deep damage may require a replacement of the surface.

Despite the relative ease in repairing the surface, you should consider calling our professionals at Statewide Stone Care. We are licensed, skilled professionals who will work towards a lasting repair. Seek professional help in repairing your countertops. It prevents further damage or the need to replace the whole surface.

To learn more about our countertop repair in NYC, please call us at 1-888-574-5595. One of our stone care experts will be happy to speak to you.