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THE BENEFITS OF STONE RESTORATION AND TYPICAL PRICES IN NEW SOUTH WALES

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The Benefits Of Stone Restoration And Typical Prices In New South Wales

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You’ve spent thousands on a nice stone floor or worktop – it only makes sense to use stone restoration to ensure that it lasts as long as possible and that you make the most out of your investment. 

The price range to restore and polish stone floors and countertops can range from $900 – $2,700 depending on the type of stone and the surface area. You can expect to pay $120 – $180 per square meter for stone restoration in New South Wales. This includes cleaning, polishing, and resealing. 

Below, we are going to outline the myriad of benefits of stone restoration. Then, we’ll look at typical prices for stone restoration in New South Wales.

Benefits of Stone Restoration

Stone restoration is basically the process whereby you can restore your stone to its original condition (or as close as possible). The 7 key terms you need to familiarise yourself with are polishing, honing, grinding, cleaning, sealing, finishing, and colour enhancement. Using one or a number of these methods, your stone will be as good as new. 

So, what are the benefits of this stone restoration? The following are just a few:

  • Looks Better – Natural stone loses its shine over time, especially floors due to foot traffic. With stone restoration, it will shine once again with a nice, polished look. 
  • Fixes Damage – If your stone has gotten chipped, stained, or cracked, restoration will renew it. The technicians will use specialised equipment to restore the stone and remove all blemishes. 
  • Saves Money – Stone restoration sure beats replacing an entire marble floor. It is not a vanity purchase, but essential maintenance that will ensure you get the most value out of precious stone products. 
  • Restores Fire Damage – If your stone has been badly damaged due to a fire or a storm, you may not have to replace it if you can find a high quality stone restoration company. This could save you thousands of dollars. 
  • Additional Services – Stone restoration can actually enhance your stone further. Perhaps you wish to get the stone sealed or want to enhance the colour? These services can be added on to the basic restoration. Good restoration companies will often offer tile and grout cleaning services. 

Stone Restoration: New South Wales Prices

So, stone restoration certainly makes sense, having multiple benefits. The following table outlines the typical prices for stone restoration per square meter. Stone restoration has many components so it helps to look at typical prices for each type. 

Method

Average Cost Per Square Meter

Most Appropriate For

Grinding, Honing & Polishing

$120 – $180

  • All Types
  • Heavily Damaged Stones
  • Hard Stones Like Granite

Buffing With Compounds

$60

  • All Types
  • Particularly Good On Marble

Diamond Polishing

$60

  • Marble & Granite

Powder

$40 – $60

  • All, Depending On Chemical

Crystallization

$20 – $40

  • Marble & Granite
  • Not To Be Used On Green Stones.

Resealing

$10 – $40

  • All Types

Polishing Costs by Stone Type

There are many steps to stone restoration. The steps include cleaning, grinding, honing, polishing, sealing, finishing, and potentially colour enhancement. The cost for each will depend on the type of stone. 

So it’s important to clarify with your provider what a stone ‘restoration’ really entails. The below table outlines standard costs in NSW for the polishing of a given stone type. Polishing is usually included as part of a wider stone restoration package. 

Stone Type

Polish Price Per Square Meter

Marble

$80

Granite

$100 – $150

Terrazzo

$150 – $350

Travertine

$50 – $100

Slate

$80

Cultured Marble 

$900 (A refinish, not a polish)

Stone Restoration Pricing Components

There are multiple components when working out the cost of stone restoration. This is one reason why prices are a little less standardised in comparison to other industries. The price of a given restoration  job will be a function of:

  1. Stone Type – This is the most obvious component. Some types of stone are far more expensive to restore than others. 
  2. Condition – Stones that have not been cleaned/restored in decades are going to cost more than those less than 5 years old. 
  3. Lippage – This occurs between 2 tiles where one is higher than the other. If present, it will add an increased fee. 
  4. Usage – Some stones see increased traffic and use, and will thus be in a poorer condition. 
  5. Serious Dents/Cracks/Stains – If there is serious structural damage or numerous cracks in various places, it will cost more to restore. 

The most direct way to find out the prices is to ring up a local restoration specialist. They might have to come and see, however. Restoration is something of a unique field and is hard to price over the phone without seeing the faults in person. 

Stone Restoration Typical Prices: Conclusion

The best way to find out the prices for stone restoration is to call up your local provider. This is because stone restoration pricing has many parts and can be complex. Get familiar with the different terms – polishing, cleaning, honing, grinding, sealing, finishing, colour enhancement – so you understand stone restoration in depth. And find out which of these applies to your natural stone. 

You can also take the easy route and call up Rejuvenation Solutions now for a free quote and sound advice. With 35 years in business and a customer-centric focus, you can be assured of long lasting stone restoration from an industry veteran. 

Call now on 02 9216 9002 for licenced, insured, and experienced stone restoration services in NSW. 

What is stone restoration?

Stone restoration is essentially any process that restores stones – limestone, granite, marble, travertine, etc – to their original state, removing any stains, scratches, blemishes, or impurities. It will often come with a polish. In some instances, a process of mechanical abrasion will be used with a diamond blade. This gives improved clarity and receptivity on the stone. While this ‘diamond’ method might cost you more, you only need to get it done every 4 – 6 years, compared to every 2 years with other methods. 

How can I maintain my stone surfaces to save money?

Stone restoration is itself a great way to save money, but so is basic maintenance. Your stone should have come with maintenance instructions. Use them! Different solutions work for different types of stones. A sealant will ensure that your stone is protected from spills. You might be able to do some minor DIY in a small few areas yourself to save some money. Ultimately, however, you will need to get your stone restored so it is as good as new. A good rule of thumb is to get a stone restoration every 5 years regardless of maintenance. 

What are the major problems that can occur with stone? 

A whole lexicon has developed in the restoration industry surrounding the blemishes that happen to natural stone. Because only when a problem has been correctly identified can it be accurately resolved. Problems that develop can include general wear, etching, stains, discolouration, efflorescence, spalling, flaking, yellowing, lippage, chips, cracks, white impact marks, and water rings. 

Whether you are experiencing one or all of the above natural stone issues, Rejuvenation Solutions can ensure that your stone is restored, good as new. With over 3 decades of experience specifically in stone restoration, we can say with confidence that we have gotten our prices, craft, and communication process spot on. 

Call now for a free quote and premium stone restoration in New South Wales – 02 9216 9002.