Newton’s thirteen villages are host to every type of architecture native to New England which means lots of natural stone. From condos and palatial estates to businesses and houses of worship, elaborate granite and marble finish work are almost expected. Consistently ranked in Best Places to Live lists, Newton is a mix of historic homes and restorations to new constructions, and Boston Stone Restoration has done work for many of them.
Newton Work Example:
In a home built in 1927 at the height of Art Deco era, our focus was a grand foyer (1250 square feet) of black and white marble. One of the challenges of working with black and white stone side by side is that both stones are considered soft and porous and when they are honed, each creates a slurry. The black stone (Negro Marquina) was formed deep inside the earth in the presence of petroleum, giving it its deep black color. When it is honed, a oily black slurry is created and can stain whatever is around it. The white stone (White Carrera) is highly porous and stains very easily. This is considered the perfect storm of floor restoration. The end result was an absolutely beautiful, highly polished entryway to an equally elegant jewel of the architecture of the late 20’s.
Stone Care Services Offered:
- Foyer stone restoration
- Kitchen floor polishing
- Marble stair restoration
- Fireplace Facing Cleaning
- Tile and Grout cleaning
- Marble Floor cleaning, sealing and polishing
- Kitchen Countertop, Backsplash and Island clean and polish
- Bathroom vanity clean and shine
- Shower and bath clean and shine
- Monument cleaning
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