Slique is a leading expert when it comes to restoring the shine to your natural stone surfaces and stone floors.
If you have stone benchtops in your commercial or residential property that are stained, scratched, chipped, or cracked we can help.
We can restore and polish all types of stone benchtops whether they are in your kitchen or bathroom.
Slique provides stone restoration for benchtops that are fading, scratched, chipped, cracked, or simply stained.
You don’t have to worry about faded, unattractive, and dirty looking surfaces any more.
You also don’t have to go through the expensive and time-consuming process of replacing your kitchen or bathroom stone benchtops due to wear and tear.
The Best Stone Restoration Choice
Slique can give your bathroom or kitchen an amazing new look by resurfacing and repolishing your stone benchtops so they look brand new.
You can trust us to give them the type of shine that you crave for, whether you want a sophisticated mirrored glass look or just a low sheen finish.
Slique also gives you tips and advise on how to properly maintain your kitchen or bathroom benchtops after they have been polished.
We will let you know which products are most suitable for keeping your stone benchtops looking their best all year round.
Our team is trained and experienced in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and high-end sealers to restore, reinvigorate, and protect your stone benchtop surfaces.
We have worked for business owners, homeowners, and large companies all over Sydney and have extensive experience across a number of different situations.
Stone Restoration Tips
All-natural stone (Granite, Marble, Quantum Quartz, Essastone, Naturastone, Smartstone, Silestone, Caesarstone, etc.) used as kitchen benchtops or benchtop vanities are exposed to hard-wearing use and due to this they may fade, develop cracks, become stained, or develop chips.
This is why maintenance is necessary to keep them looking clean and fresh. Some of the signs that your stone benchtops require restoration include the following:
- Dull Appearance
- Faded Colour
- Burn Marks from Stoves
- Loss of a Previously Mirrored Finish
- Obvious Scuffs or Scratches
- Oil Stains from Cooking
- Acid Stains from Beverages or Cleaning Products
Fortunately, unlike other types of benchtops, it is possible to restore stone surfaces to their former beauty with a professional resurface and polish.
All-natural marble, engineered, and granite kitchen stone benchtops can all develop cracks. Cracks, in turn, affect the structural integrity of the benchtops.
If cracks are your problem, you need to get in touch with Slique for immediate repair to prevent moisture from entering the benchtop as well as further cracking.
Our Stone Kitchen Benchtop Repair Process
- We will lift and clamp the benchtop if it has dropped on one side of the crack
- We will then reinforce the benchtop by glueing an aluminium bar to the benchtop’s underside
- If you have a natural stone or marble bench tops, we will then apply epoxy resin and coloured pigments to the crack and leave it to harden
- If you have an engineered stone benchtop, we will apply coloured UV glue and resin to repair the crack
- We use UV light technology for hardening the crack repair materials in both types of stone
- Finally, we polish or hone your stone benchtop to match the finish of your existing benchtop.
Slique offers stone benchtop repairs to kitchen benchtops, countertops, tables, and bathroom vanities.
Hanstone, Sliestone, Quantum Quartz, Essastone, engineered Caesarstone, granite, onyx, travertine, limestone, are all strong types of marble, but they are still susceptible to cracks, chips, and stains.
Damage is usually caused by accidental impact from a plate or saucepan and can lead to more serious problems if not fixed.
Moisture can penetrate the stone leading to stains and discolouration. Chips and cracks can be dangerous and can compromise the stone’s strength.
To prevent further damage, professional repairs by Slique are essential.
Our Chip Repair Process
For Marble Benchtops:
- We use epoxy resins and added colour pigments to match your benchtop
- We let the resin harden inside the chip and we polish or hone it to blend in with the existing surface
- We also may use UV light to harden the resin.
For Engineered Stone Benchtops:
- We first fill in the chips using coloured UV glues and resin
- We use UV light technology to harden the material in the chip
- We then polish the area smooth to match the original finish of the benchtop
Burn Mark Repairs
Burn marks are some of the most difficult kitchen countertop repairs to complete correctly.
We highly recommend that you never place hot items such as a rice cooker, slow cooker, frying pan, pot, etc. directly on your stone kitchen countertop.
Instead, you should first use a poor conductor of heat such as a cutting board to act as a barrier between the hot item and the stone kitchen countertop.
To repair burn marks, we avoid grinding the stone as that will leave a very large dull spot on your stone kitchen benchtop.
We use a variety of specialised tools and products to restore the surface to its original condition.
However, it is quite an expensive process and it is why we often recommend a stone overlay instead.
Kitchen Stone Overlay
The kitchen stone overlay solution creates the possibility of giving your existing kitchen a fresh look without having to spend too much.
We can install your new stone kitchen benchtops without having to change the cabinetry, plumbing, and electrical installations.
We usually recommend kitchen stone overlay for burn mark repairs. Burn marks are usually the hardest and most expensive to repair.
Fortunately, the kitchen stone overlay gives your kitchen a fresh new look without any burn marks.
Need Kitchen Stone Restoration in Sydney? Call Slique Today!
Slique offers crack repairs, chip repairs, stone care, and burn mark repairs on stone benchtop surfaces of all types including Essastone, Naturastone, Smartstone, Silestone, Granite, Marble, Quantum Quartz, etc.
We are a one-stop-shop for all your stone restoration needs in Sydney.
Whether it is an under-mounted sink that has been knocked too many times or a kitchen benchtop that has serious burn marks, we can help restore your stone back to its former glory!
Marble Polishing & Restoration services will get your surface looking like new
Acidic items such as citrus fruits, wine or vinegar can damage sensitive calcium-based stone like marble and limestone - at the least it will dull the surface, and in some cases it will even destroy the top layer of stone.
A Gleam Restoration treatment restores a perfect gloss finish, removing etch marks, scratches and dull spots on stone to leave the surface glossy and gleaming.
As a soft stone, marble is more susceptible to etch marks and acid damage than many other surfaces. Restoration can be achieved using graduating levels of marble polishing techniques.
Etch marks can vary from minor (where they can be seen, but not felt) to major (where a rough patch or a scratch can be felt). Slique modifies our treatment to each project by gradually stepping up through the multiple grades of marble polishing until a result is achieved.
Chemical restoration for light scratches
Wherever possible the damage to a stone surface will be reversed through chemical means. In this sophisticated and highly controlled technique, a chemical is applied to reactivate the calcium in the stone. Effectively 'melting' the top layer of stone, it allows the contamination to be sucked off the surface. The stone is then allowed to then re-form in its original state with no sign of the previous damage or any marking, leaving a perfect polished finish. It is also much less invasive than grinding.
Severe etches or scratches may require grinding
Severe damage that has penetrated further into the stone it may be necessary to consider physical restoration using diamond grinding.