We Can Make Your Cantera Look Fabulous Again
At Natural Stone Care, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your Cantera or Adoquin 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 and Adoquin surfaces can remain in line with your changing needs or tastes.
Cantera is a uniquely beautiful quarried volcanic rock containing a variety of colored aggregates and pumice in a quartz matrix. 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.
Adoquin is a denser, less malleable grade of Cantera, which generally has a rougher appearance. Though harder and more durable than Cantera, Adoquin will also eventually show the same signs of wear and tear—scratching, scuffing and dulling. Fortunately, Adoquin too can almost always be restored and not replaced.
Grinding Cantera & Adoquin / Lippage Removal
Are your Cantera or Adoquin tiles uneven, or the grout lines too deep to facilitate easy cleaning? Natural Stone Care can create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology in a process called lippage removal. Once your surface is the level and shape desired, we will hone and polish your Cantera or Adoquin to the finish you desire.
Honing Cantera & Adoquin
Whether your Cantera or Adoquin 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 Natural Stone Care have you covered. With our Cantera and Adoquin honing services, we can virtually erase surface damage and achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
Cantera & Adoquin Polishing
Has the sparkling appearance of your polished Cantera or Adoquin surfaces become dulled from wear and tear? Did you start out with a warm matte finish, but now want to up the elegance factor with a highly polished one instead? Natural Stone Care combines 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 of Cantera & Adoquin
Cleaning processes for Cantera and Adoquin 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. Natural Stone Care’s deep-cleaning and other natural stone services can bring your Cantera or Adoquin surfaces to a like-new spotless state. We are also committed to educating you on the proper day-to-day cleaning and care of your Cantera and Adoquin surfaces so they can look their best all the time.
Sealing Cantera & Adoquin
The unique composition of Cantera and Adoqin enables them to absorb dampness and humidity without expansion, which makes them a natural choice for wet applications such as fountains, baths, pool surrounds and so on. However, it is exceptionally porous and easily absorbs spills, staining agents and other contaminants. Once your Cantera or Adoquin 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 process can be time consuming, expensive and often frustrating. Sealing represents an inexpensive and practical way to protect your Cantera and Adoquin surfaces from stain damage.