We are granite experts and can restore your granite countertops, floors and more to like new!
Granite is a stone of choice for floors and kitchen countertops, not only because it is gorgeous, but because it is resistant to most acids, very durable, and easy to maintain. However, granite is not impervious. It can become dirty, dull-looking, scratched, etched, cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged with time and use. Fortunately, we can make it look brand new again!
Much harder than marble, granite is a rugged and resilient stone that requires specialized knowledge and equipment to restore. Many restoration professionals won’t even touch it. But at WHAT A SHINE!, we understand granite’s unyielding personality and have the right tools and techniques to get it looking its absolute best once more.
Are your granite floor tiles uneven, creating a potential trip hazard? Uneven tiles can be an eyesore, as well. We can grind away the excess stone (a process also known as lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. With a nice, flat floor cleaning is much easier and your floor will have more uniform, monolithic appearance. Once your granite surface is ground level, we can give it the finish you choose — honed (matte finish), high-polish, or somewhere in between.
As hard as granite is, it still is not impervious to wear and tear. Dulling, scratches, and etching eventually take a toll. But your granite doesn’t have to be replaced. We can hone granite surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, revealing the brand new granite surface underneath—a surface that is free of damage. Then our expert technicians can use equipment designed especially for granite refinishing to achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth, or gorgeous, glass-like polish, or something in between.
Granite cleaning processes vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt, oil or other contaminants being removed. Periodic professional deep cleaning services, utilizing highly-effective and stone-safe cleaning solutions help keep your granite surfaces looking their best. WHAT A SHINE! is also happy to instruct you in the proper methods and care products for regular care of your granite between professional cleanings.
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 granite will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your granite is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its 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.
Before you decide to replace your chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged granite, consider having us provide expert granite repair services. We can fill holes, and fix granite cracks and chips, blend the repair site with the area around it, then hone and polish your granite floor, countertop or other granite surface to create a uniform finish.
Although it is rare for granite tile surfaces to be damaged beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Our expert craftsman can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring granite tiles, install the replacement tile, level it with the surrounding area, and then match the overall finish as closely as possible.
We offer regularly scheduled maintenance services so your granite floors and other granite surfaces can look great all the time. For more information on the day-to-day maintenance of your granite, visit our Caring For It page to download our FREE Stone and Tile Care Guide and see recommended care products.