Polishing of Stone & Cement


Recently cements have been added to the collection utilizing the same process.

You can see many examples of cement at places such as The Katy Mills Mall.

Stone has a natural texture that contributes to its natural interest; correctly installed it is a beautiful and durable material for floors, walls and counters. Many stone floors are not properly installed, cleaned and conditioned. Small differences in height between one stone tile and the adjacent tile (called lippage) created traps for dirt. The result is a dirty floor that is difficult to clean.

Normal cleaning methods and household cleaners do not clean deeply into the pores of the stone. Over time, normal household dirt accumulates and disfigures the stone’s appearance. If the stone has absorbed the dirt and stains or if they are combined with waxes and sealers, the surest way to restore the original appearance is to remove the damaged surface and reveal the undamaged stone within.

Over the years, different areas of the surface has accumulated different soil and stains. Texas F.S.S. has the ability and knowledge to grind off a thin layer of damaged surface and polished the newly exposed stone to its original warmth and beauty. The holes are left to provide the natural texture that Limestone has. Texas F.S.S. then seals the stone with a premium penetrating sealer that eases maintenance and provides protection from spills, but does not alter the appearance of the stone.

An annual, professional, deep cleaning with pH neutral cleaners and a renewal of the sealer will keep the stone looking good. One side benefit of the grinding the floor (if necessary) is that the small differences between one stone tile and the next are corrected. The entire floor is more level and smooth. The grout lines are clean. The floor will be easier to maintain and the reflections will be unbroken from tile to tile.