Expert Care for Countertops and Vanity Tops
The kitchen tends to be 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. Similarly, bathrooms tend to get plenty of use. Santa Fe Floor Care is here to help keep your kitchen countertops, islands tops, bar tops, and vanities looking elegant and welcoming.
Have your natural stone countertops lost their shine? Are they stained, scratched, etched or otherwise damaged? Our technicians can resolve all of these issues, as well as providing cleaning and sealing services, and education in the appropriate cleaning products for your specific needs.
Cleaning & Sealing
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your countertops will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your tops are cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal them to enhance their stain resistance. We say may because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.
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. Santa Fe 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? Our 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.