My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed?
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Q. My son spilled apple juice on my new limestone floor and now there are marks. Can this be fixed?
Limestone is extremely sensitive to acids and most likely the dull spots are where the acids in the apple juice have now etched the stone. Limestone is also 4 times more absorbent than marble so even if an impregnating sealer was used after installation, it would only minimize and not prevent etching or staining from happening in the first place. You are most likely in need of a restoration pro to resolve the issue. You can find a stone restoration contractor near you by visiting the Find a PRO section at http://stoneandtilepros./findapro
ETCHING Occurs when stone is eaten (or neutralized) by an acid. It often looks like and is mistaken for a watermark.
LIMESTONE Sedimentary rock originated mostly by the decomposition of marine organism composed primarily of calcite or dolomite. The varieties of limestone used as dimension stone are usually well consolidated and exhibit a minimum of graining or bedding direction
MARBLE A metamorphic crystalline rock composed predominantly of crystalline grains of calcite, dolomite, or serpentine, and capable of taking a polish
RESTORATION Work performed, including cleaning, repair, and finishing, returning the stone to its original character, finish, and condition
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