Rescuing A Limestone Floor

How to Restore a Limestone Floor

Limestone is a gorgeous material that comes at the price of putting in a good deal of maintenance and care. If upkeep is ignored, the limestone can wear down and deteriorate into a rather ugly surface. If your limestone gets to that point, the good news is that you aren’t past the point of no return, and limestone restoration can be done without having to replace the entire floor. Here we’ll tell the process that might go into restoring the floor, but remember that the best idea is always to call a professional flooring repair company with a good reputation rather than doing it yourself. 

The Problems

You might know that you need flooring repair if you see or feel the following:

  • Moving tiles
  • Missing grout
  • Cracked or chipped stone
  • Stains that just won’t come out

The Solutions

  • When it comes to moving tiles, the cause is often due to spaces underneath the tiles, frequently caused by an adhesive which was applied unevenly upon installation. A professional can come in to locate the spaces underneath the tiles and fill them to make the floor more solid and stop the tiles from moving.
  • If the grout is missing, this can cause water to get underneath the tiles easily, wear the stone down, and create those spaces that make the tiles move. A professional can scrape the grout out and replace it with identical grout to seal up the areas.
  • For cracked or chipped floors, a professional might use resin to treat the floor and then scrub the floor down afterward to get rid of the excess glue.
  • If the floor is notably stained, chances are the seal has completely worn away or was never there in the first place. Stone sealer can be bought and applied at home, but if you call someone for limestone restoration, chances are they’ll do that for you while they’re there. Remember to make sure the floor is swept, mopped, and dried before sealing.