No one wants to find a crack on their floor, table, or other natural stone surface, yet they can happen to anyone. The good news is that there are many ways in which Fuller Stone Care can provide natural stone restoration and repair. Keep reading to discover more about the most common types of cracks and then contact us at 855-205-0972 to learn how we can help.
There Are Several Types of Cracks
The most common type of cracks are hairline cracks. They can occur when the surface is installed or if the stone is improperly used. These are tiny cracks that are often not even noticeable by sight or touch. These appear as a slight line, because there’s no gap, lip, or separation of the stone. If they are large enough to see then they are generally large enough that we can repair and bled away.
The second main type are separated cracks. These are cracks in which there is a visible gap between the pieces that have broken. This can happen if a building’s foundation shifts significantly, or if the installation process did not use the appropriate amount of mortar. These large cracks are also easy to repair – you just need to contact Fuller Stone Care for help.
Holes in Natural Stone
Some types of natural stone, such as travertine, are much more likely to get holes than cracks. This is often the result of gas bubbles being trapped in the stone when it was being formed millions of years ago. If the bubble was right under the surface when the stone was cut, then it is easy for the bubble to rupture with even minor pressure on it. We can fill holes, seal them, and re-polish the surface so it looks as good as new.
The Difference Between Filling and Fixing
You have likely seen a poor patch job on some type of natural stone. This ends up looking like a patch made out of a piece of cement. It is made to avoid tripping over the hole or crack, but it does not look good. Instead of having the surface fixed or filled, an essential band-aid is placed. In many cases, this costs nearly as much as it would cost to have it repaired to as good as new.
No, You Do Not Want to Try DIY Options
You will find plenty of kits that claim to allow anyone to fix their natural stone surface. The truth is that if you do not do it perfectly, it will cost more to get repaired than if you had just called us for help in the first place. We would rather address the hole or crack directly, instead of first having to find a safe way to remove whatever patch was placed on the surface.
If your natural stone surface has cracked or developed a hole, you have options. The first step in discovering what will work for your unique floor or counter is to contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 for help.