Delivering Expert Care For This Delicate and Exotic Stone
Onyx, a form of marble, is a truly stunning stone known for its incredibly rich colors and luminosity, but etching, wear patterns, scratches, dullness and other problems can really take a toll on the appearance of onyx. If this is true of your onyx, don’t replace it. Have it restored to like new!
The highly trained, professional technicians at WHAT A SHINE! provide expert onyx cleaning, polishing, sealing, repair, restoration, and maintenance services for residential onyx floors and surfaces. Whatever your needs may be, we can restore the head-turning, translucent beauty of your onyx so it looks just as good or better than when it was installed. Keep reading to learn more about what we can do to resolve your particular onyx problem.
Are your onyx surfaces too dull or too shiny? Call WHAT A SHINE! and specify the finish you need. If you have a new floor with some tiles that look more glossy than others – let us even out the finish for you. Whether you have or are seeking to acquire a gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish, our knowledgeable technicians can deliver a beautifully restored finish for all your onyx surfaces.
When tiles are set unevenly, this is called lippage. Aside from detracting from the beauty of your installation, lippage can create a trip and fall hazard. You need not replace the entire floor, because our expert technicians can grind the stone to a uniform, flat surface. The honed or polished end result will look as good or better than when the floor was first installed.
A calcium-based stone, onyx reacts to acids found in lemon, wine, cleaners, and other substances, which can result in etch marks on the stone’s surface. Our expert technicians can hone your onyx countertops, furniture tops, walls, floors and other surfaces to eliminate etching, wear patterns, scratches, dullness and other problems. They can also achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
WHAT A SHINE! can also polish your onyx using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders to provide a beautiful, glass-like polish.
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 onyx will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your onyx 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.
WHAT A SHINE! is experienced in removing stains and discolorations from your onyx surfaces. Whether you are seeking guidance for do-it-yourself stain removal or would prefer to have us remove the discolorations for you, rest assured the original finish of your stone can be most likely be restored.
WHAT A SHINE! provides residential onyx maintenance services. In addition, we can recommend and implement a maintenance program tailored to the placement, traffic, and usage of your onyx surfaces.
At WHAT A SHINE!, we can instruct you on the proper day-to-day care of your marble floors, countertops, and other surfaces. We offer a free, downloadable Care Guide and can recommend stone-safe care products to help you keep your home or business looking great.