Natural stone can only be worked up consuming


Natural stone can be kept shiny and dust-free by polishing. Stains and discoloration can only be removed by sanding, provided that they have not penetrated too deeply into the stone substance. In the outdoor area affected by weather conditions natural stone can be repaired with synthetic resin or stone substitute.

Semi-annual polish

Natural stone can only be worked up to a limited extent. Attractiveness and appearance are obtained primarily through permanent care and prudent treatment. Foreign substances in liquid consistency are immediately removed to prevent the formation and removal of stains in advance. When a natural stone is treated, it usually lasts a little longer before substances penetrate it.

The classic method of working up is polishing, in which accumulated dust is removed from the surface. When cleaning natural stone slabs, circular and polishing movements are always recommended. Slight scratches on the surface can be removed as well.

Repair damage

In the case of damage such as deeper scratches or cracks, it is only the costly and expensive grinding of natural stone that helps. In the event of damage such as breaks or broken corners and edges, three repair or repair methods are possible:

  • Insert replacement pieces
  • Fill with stone replacement mortar
  • Fill with transparent or colored synthetic resin

Professional methods last longer

The specific properties of natural stone can be weakened, emphasized and emphasized with care oils and emulsions. The most independent and expert tips are given by stonemasons.

A professional method of processing consists in the crystallization with fluorosilicates. As a result, an impregnation can be achieved, which in addition to the protective function also produces a higher gloss. Color particles can additionally deepen the original color and texture.

Not removed patina develops self-protection

Especially in the outdoor area works too often working up the natural stone in some
Natural stone types counterproductive. Over the years, the stone surfaces develop a patina, which forms a natural protection. This form of patina should not be destroyed if it is not a matter of use, but decoration areas.

Tips & Tricks

Protect your natural stone from coarse dirt and keep it always swept clean. Then an explicit work-up is done in most cases.

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