What kind of floors do we work on?
As our name implies, we started out working on brick floors. In the Southwest bricks are commonly layed on packed sand or directly on concrete slabs. Sand is usually swept over the floor to fill the gaps and the sealed in by sticky sealers. Finish coats of various materials then bring the floor to the desired gloss level and smooth the surfaces out enough to facilitate cleaning.
Polished stone has become popular in recent years and we have worked with many stone materials. Travertine, limestone, granite and marble are but a few of the materials we see in many of the fine Santa Fe homes. Our sealing and maintenance procedures protect and enhance these substancial investments.
Rougher stone surfaces such as flagstone, sandstone, Indian slate and the like each require slightly different approaches. Do you want to leave them as light colored as when they are dry? Or would you want them darkened as when they are wet? Shiney .....or not? Many options if your floor sealer knows his business!
Concrete floors haved posed problems for homeowners and contractors alike. They probably never will live up to everyone's expectations. Many sealers for concrete floors are easily scratched. Some are extremely sensitive to Ph and moisture as well as temperature at the time of application. Some have been known to peel from heavily troweled floors and some just will not stop stains. Our extensive list of sealers from major manufacturers as well as years of experience ensure your best chance at getting the look you desire.
What don't we do?
Grind or sand floors