Slate Enhancing, Stripping, Cleaning, Sealing and More...
Slate floors can be showstoppers — in a good way or a bad one. Beautiful, well-maintained slate creates a positive impression with the perfect blend of elegance and informality, but slate that is dull, chipped, scratched, or otherwise damaged creates quite the opposite impression.
Slate is a unique stone, and restoration methods for slate are very different than that of marble or granite. If you have slate floors that need some professional attention, they should not be entrusted to just any stone restoration contractor. The highly trained technicians at CEI Surface PROS have the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to resolve virtually any problems associated with your slate floors, walls, or other slate surfaces, and can apply color enhancing or topical sealers to achieve the finish you desire.
Slate Cleaning and Restoration
Over time, thick layers of soap residue, waxes, and other topical coatings can dull and hide the beautiful inherent colors and untamed charm of your slate floors and surfaces. We can strip away this dull buildup, as well as the dirt and contaminants it often traps, to reveal the naturally stunning surface underneath.
If your slate surfaces have become cracked, chipped, scratched, or otherwise damaged, we can resolve these issues, most often without need of replacement. We can also take care of any grout problems you may have with our deep-cleaning, sealing and repair services.
Cleft Finish Slate Expertise
In the wrong hands, your beautiful cleft slate surfaces can be easily damaged during deep cleaning or restoration. CEI Surface PROS has the knowledge of and expertise in the proper equipment, techniques and powders needed to ensure the lasting beauty of your installation. We are always available to answer any questions and to discuss the specific requirements of your unique slate surfaces.
Sealing and Protecting Slate
Most — though not all — varieties of slate are virtually waterproof. This may mean sealing your slate is unnecessary, but it doesn’t necessarily mean sealing is undesirable. There are color enhancing sealers and coatings which can make the natural colors of your slate surfaces emerge more vibrantly. And, of course, for those types of slate which are not as waterproof as they could be, applying a sealer can further support their resistance to staining agents and weather conditions. Let's discuss your options.
Caring for Your Slate
Our services don't stop when we clean and restore your slate. We take time to educate our clients on the best way to care for each unique slate type and installation. We are proud to recommend and supply stone-safe Care Products for your regular cleaning and maintenance needs, as well.