Stone Restoration And Protection

Don’t replace it, restore it

Over time your natural stone benchtop or floor will wear from everyday use, leaving it looking dual and lifeless.

There are three methods to restore natural stone benchtops or floors to their former glory.

Polishing Powders and Compounds are fine grains of aluminium or tin oxide abrasive powder that are buffed or rubbed on the surface of the stone to create the shine. This process is actually the same as sanding with diamonds except that the powder is a much finer abrasive. This process is most often augmented by the addition of oxalic acid or oxalate to create a reaction similar to crystallization. The powder is put on the surface and wet with water to make a paste or slurry that is buffed into the stone with a weighted floor machine and a pad.

Grinding with diamond abrasives is done by grinding the surface of the stone with various grits of industrial grade diamonds that are usually in three to four inch diameter pads or discs. Three to six discs are placed on the bottom of a floor machine drive plate and held on with Velcro. A floor machine is used to drive the plate and sand the stone surface with the diamonds to remove scratches. The process is repeated with finer and finer grits of diamonds until a mechanical shine is achieved.

Coatings are commonly known as “waxing” the surface to create an artificial shine. A liquid or semi-liquid form of wax, acrylic, urethane or other polymer is applied or “coated” on to the surface with an applicator or sprayer. Some are left as applied and others must be “buffed out” to achieve the shine. This is generally done with a high speed burnishing floor machine and pads.

Help for the stage you’re at

Cleaning services

All Stone and Tile Cleaning, Bathrooms, Walls, Floors, Benchtops Indoor or Outdoor, Residential, Commercial, Industrial.

"The Stone Care Co team helped us with a cleaning program for our brand new island bench that they tailored for us, it is easy to follow and the products are readily available on their website."


South Brisbane

heave duty tile and grout cleaner


  • AquaMix StoneDeep Clean
  • STAIN-PROOF® Daily Floor Cleaner
  • Solutions NATURAL CLEAN


How Do I Clean My Natural Stone Tiles?

For best results clean your stone surfaces with a neutral cleaner (following the recommended delusion rate). Use a clean, soft mop to clean the area (too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks) Don’t use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble or limestone. Don’t use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Sealing services

We employ specific techniques to ensure maximum protection and a long-lasting professional finish after the job is completed. We know the right solution for the right product whether its indoors or outdoors, kitchen or bathroom, on the floor or the walls.

"We were worried about possible damage to the stone in our bathroom renovation from the other trades working in there after the we had installed the flooring and vanity bench top. However, the StoneCare Co team assured us that the sealing process they used would protect the stone from anything the plumbers could throw at it – and they were right!"




  • Stone Dip Sealing
  • Pre - Sealing
  • Finish Sealing & Stain Protection
  • Anti - Graffiti Sealing
  • Concrete Anti - Dusting
  • Driveway Colouring & Sealing
  • Epoxy Floor Treatments
  • Commercial & Industrial Carpark Concrete Sealing


What Sealer Should I Use?

Sealers can be put into two categories: Topical Sealers and Impregnating Sealers.
Impregnating Sealers line the pores of natural stone allowing the stone to breathe and maintain natural stone strength. Impregnating sealers have a natural look finish and provide an excellent barrier against harmful oils and other liquid base contaminates.
Topical Sealers are hard wearing sealers that provide a physical barrier between normal surface wear and tear and your natural stone. Topical Sealers usually have a gloss or matt finish, and can make the sealed area slippery when wet. (Anti-slip agents can also be added)


StoneCare Co performs three methods (depending on your stone type) to restore natural stone benchtops or floors to their former glory. Polishing Powders and Compounds, Grinding with Diamond Abrasives and Coatings or Waxing. This includes restoration of damaged bench tops due to staining and etching as well as deterioration due to lack of maintenance wear and tear, include mould and rain damage for exterior stone.

"We moved into a new home with a pool and the stone was in such a poor condition around the deck area. The StoneCare Co were able to bring it back to life and gave us great tips on how to continue to care for it."




Can You Remove Red Wine Stain From My Benchtop?

Yes however it’s a long winded answer.

You have two different problems...... marble staining and etching. These problems can occur at the same time in the same spot, however, each requires a separate resolution.

Marble etching (dull spot) is most noticeable on polished marble, so if your marble is honed you may not notice it as much, but chances are there will be a light ring visible after you remove the red wine stain. A marble stain develops when the wine or any liquid absorbs into the stone creating a dark spot.

What likely happened is that the red wine first etched the marble, which damages the surface, exposing more porous raw marble making it more absorbent. Once etched, the red wine then absorbed and stained the marble.

Issue one: Etching has physically damaged your marble removing the shiny (or smooth honed) surface layer. This has nothing to do with sealing (in case you are wondering). Sealing won't prevent this.

Issue two: The wine has stained the marble. Again, a marble stain results when wine or other substance absorbs into the stone. Sealing can prevent stains.

Marble is reactive to acidic foods and drinks like red wine. Contact with acids will etch the marble causing the dull spots, bottle or cup rings.
So yes we can remove the stain with a mixture of chemicals and emulsers, it will also require a resurface and repolish.


We are authorised agents for both Griptek and Tuffskin. GripTek provides the simplest and fastest way to test your floors and then provide the right treatment to stop slips. TuffSkin provides the ultimate protection for stainproof surfaces.

"Griptek has ensured that the flooring in our business is slip free, keeping our staff and customers safe and reducing the risk for slips, trips and falls!"



heave duty tile and grout cleaner


  • Gripek Maintenance Cleaners
  • Tuffskin Maintenance Cleaners


Can I Protect My Stone From Etching?
An etch is not a stain; like a scratch it effectively changes the surface of the stone. It generally appears as a light, dull mark. Penetrating Sealers cannot stop etching as they are beneath the stones surface and not a physical barrier between the acidic liquid and the stone.

BUT there is a product called TuffSkin which is a proprietary stone laminate, made from high-tech polyester that is gas permeable but liquid impermeable. Our hard coat technology resists scratching and provides a long product life. TuffSkin adhesive is designed specifically to work with stone.