Your Cantera Can Look Fantastic Again
Cantera is a uniquely beautiful quarried volcanic rock. It is (relatively speaking) soft stone, which makes it ideal for decorative areas, such as fountains, door frames, range hoods, balustrades, fireplaces, pool copings and surrounds, tiles, columns and more. It can also be quite susceptible to scratching, scuffing and dulling, particularly in areas of high use. Nevertheless, it is a durable as well as beautiful stone and, like all natural stone, can almost always be restored, rather than needing to be replaced.
At Knoxville Marble Polish Premium Stone Care, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your Cantera surfaces to a like-new appearance, whether the finish you prefer is honed or highly polished. We can even change a polished finish to a honed one or honed to highly polished so your unique Cantera surfaces can remain in line with your changing needs or tastes.
Grinding Cantera / Lippage Removal
Knoxville Marble Polish Premium Stone Care can transform an uneven tile floor into a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology in a process called lippage removal. Grinding can also achieve shallow grout lines to facilitate easier cleaning. Once your surface is the level and shape desired, we will hone and polish your Cantera to the finish you desire.
Whether your Cantera surfaces have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, or spots, or you simply wish to change them to a non-glossy finish, the expert technicians at Knoxville Marble Polish Premium Stone Care have you covered. With our Cantera honing services, we can virtually erase surface damage and achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
Have your polished Cantera surfaces lost their glossy, reflective qualities and become dulled from wear and tear? Did you start out with a warm matte finish, but now want to increase the elegance factor with a highly polished finish instead? Knoxville Marble Polish Premium Stone Care technicians combine the appropriate diamonds, polishing powders, and techniques with years of expertise to restore or change your finish to the beautiful, glass-like polish you desire.
Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing Cantera
Cleaning processes for Cantera vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt or oil being removed. We recommend periodic professional deep cleaning services, using pH neutral, highly-effective cleaning solutions designed specifically for natural stone. Knoxville Marble Polish Premium Stone Care's deep-cleaning and other natural stone services can dramatically improve the appearance of your Cantera surfaces. Plus, we can also educate you on the proper day-to-day cleaning and care of your Cantera surfaces so they can look their best all the time.
The unique composition of Cantera enables it to absorb dampness and humidity without expansion, which makes it a natural choice for wet applications such as fountains, baths, pool surrounds and so on. However, since it is exceptionally porous, it also easily absorbs spills, staining agents and other contaminants. Once your Cantera fountains, showers, tub or pool surrounds, walls, and other surfaces have been deep-cleaned or restored, we highly recommend you have us seal them to enhance their stain resistance. While most stains can eventually be removed, this frustrating process can be time consuming and expensive. Sealing is an inexpensive and proactive way to protect your Cantera surfaces from stain damage.