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Limestone Restoration, Protection, and Maintenance


Patriot Stone Restoration offers  professional limestone floor and surface restoration and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties throughout the Alameda and Contra Costa County region.

Limestone Insights

Limestones are made up of calcite from shells, coral and other debris. They are what we call sedimentary rocks—that is, they have been formed by the breakdown of other rocks, shells, etc.

Limestone quarries can be found all over the world: France, Egypt, The United Kingdom, China, Germany and the United States to name a few. The largest limestone quarry in the world is in Rogers City, Michigan.

Limestone has been used for thousands of years as a building material for some of the world’s most beautiful and important structures. The Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Arc de Triomphe in France, The Colosseum in Rome and The Pentagon are all built with limestone and they have all withstood the tests of time and the elements.

Limestone is versatile, beautiful, and restorable if necessary. It adds beauty and durability to all sorts of projects, ranging from commercial to residential. And, since limestone can be renewed and restored, it is a great investment that will remain beautiful for years to come.


Limestone Restoration

Limestone repair, polishing, protection, and maintenance

Limestone Repair

Do you have chipped limestone tiles? Are there cracks in your floor or countertops? What about broken limestone tiles? Before you replace your limestone, consider having Patriot Stone Restoration provide expert limestone repair services. Patriot Stone Restoration can fill holes in limestone, fix limestone cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, then honing or polishing it to match the finish on the rest of your limestone floor, countertop or other limestone surfaces.

Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing Limestone

Limestone cleaning processes vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt or oil being removed. Limestone is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. However, once wear sets in, creating hollows and low points where dirt can collect, your limestone can become more difficult to keep clean. Patriot Stone Restoration can assist you in not only cleaning your limestone surfaces, but in keeping your limestone properly polished, maintained, and free of scratches to help make regular cleaning and care of your stone easier.

Limestone Stain Removal

Patriot Stone Restoration can remove stains on your limestone, as well as limestone discolorations. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to do this yourself (refer to our Stain Management App) or want Patriot Stone Restoration to treat your limestone, most stains can be successfully removed and the finish restored to new again. 

Limestone Tile Replacement

Although it is rare for a limestone tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Patriot Stone Restoration craftsman can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, install the new tile, level the newly installed tile with the surrounding area, and then match the finish as closely as possible. Unless you have an extra tile from the original lot to install, replacement tiles will likely be noticeably different. Even if you purchase the same tile by name from the same quarry, the quarry line has shifted and with that so has the color. Have no fear, our professional technicians have the knowledge, experience, and skills to get your limestone looking sharp again.

Limestone Refinishing

Is your limestone floor too dull or too shiny? Call Patriot Stone Restoration and specify the look you want. If your new floor has some tiles that look more glossy than others, Patriot Stone Restoration can even out the finish for you. Whether you have or are seeking to acquire a gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish, Patriot Stone Restoration can deliver a beautifully restored limestone finish.

Limestone Honing

Are wear patterns, scratches, etches or spots dulling the once gorgeous surface of your limestone? Patriot Stone Restoration can hone your limestone surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new limestone surface free of damage. With our limestone honing services, our expert technicians can achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.

Limestone Polishing

An uneven finish, dull spots or etches can diminish the earthy appearance of your limestone floors. Patriot Stone Restoration can polish your limestone using the appropriate diamonds or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish. With our limestone polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve a beautiful, glass-like polish.

Lippage Removal/Grinding

Are your tiles uneven? Do you want your tile floor flattened to the grout lines to facilitate easier cleaning? Patriot Stone Restoration can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. Once flattened, the limestone is honed and polished to the finish you want.

Limestone sink and countertop

Sealing & Protecting

Limestone needs a little extra protection to inhibit stains and etching. We can treat your limestone with premium quality solutions…

Impregnating Sealers

Some natural stone types are more porous than others and the more porous the natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your limestone will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly effective cleaning solutions. Once your limestone is cleaned and restored, Patriot Stone Restoration will recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance.   Sealing represents an inexpensive, preventive measure against stain damage because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.

 For limestone counters and tops, we offer state-of-the-art protection treatments.

Anti-Etch Treatments for Limestone Counters and Tops

We offer options to protect your limestone tops from etching. Limestone is acid sensitive….When your limestone tops are protected from stains and etching, you don’t have to worry about choosing limestone for your kitchens, bar tops, vanity tops or where acid etching is a concern.  (Learn more.)

Cleaning & Care

Some helpful tips:

  • Always use a stone safe cleaner on your natural stone surfaces.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners.
  • Wipe up spills as soon as possible.
  • For countertops, use a cutting board for food prep.
  • Be sure to reseal as needed.
  • Download our FREE STONE AND TILE CARE GUIDE for complete Do’s and Don’ts.

If you have questions about the care and cleaning of your marble, please CONTACT US.

Does Limestone Need Maintenance?

The short answer is yes, limestone does require maintenance.  Regular cleaning with a stone safe cleaner is a great for simple day-to-day maintenance, but over time, depending on traffic and usage, your limestone floors may start to become dull, become scratched or show  obvious traffic patterns. Countertops can become scratched, dull and etched. 

If these problems develop, you become more and more dissatisfied with the appearance of the limestone until it’s time for another round of professional restoration. Ask about our regularly scheduled maintenance program which keeps your limestone surfaces looking great all the time, without the need for periodic restoration.

How to clean natural stone

How Can We Help You

For a free estimate on limestone polishing, repair, sealing and protecting, or any other natural stone services throughout the Alameda and Contra Costa CA region, use our CONTACT FORM or call (925) 625-9625 today!