Limestone is sometimes thought to be Marble or even Travertine, but it’s neither. Limestone is a very tricky floor to finish due in large part to being a softer stone. Knowing the rightabrasivesto use is key to a good result.
The Power Clean System for Limestone floors utilizes a very light customabrasiveto remove light scratches and etches. Generally, Limestone is factory polished before installation, but even new Limestone floors may need to be re-polished due to the standard installation process. We then sand the floor to a satin glow, custommedium polish, or a superhigh polish, depending on the customer’s preferences.
Limestone is more absorbent than Marble or Travertine, although all natural stone is porous. Limestone’s capillaries, which are similar to microscopic straws, will pull water deep into the stone and cause permanent damage including etching and staining. Pacific’s uses only the bestpenetrating sealant, which prevents damage as much as possible, but even top qualitysealantcannot fully protect forever. If your floor is damaged, you may require a more extensiveabrasiveprocess to restore it before the finishing process is commenced.