Slate Enhancing, Stripping, Cleaning, and Sealing - Tampa, FL

Slate Cleaned, Enhanced, and Sealed

Slate floors can be showstoppers — in a good way or a bad one. Beautiful, well-maintained slate creates a positive impression with the perfect blend of elegance and informality, but slate that is dull, chipped, scratched, or otherwise damaged creates quite the opposite impression.

Slate is a unique stone, and restoration methods for slate are very different than that of marble or granite. If you have slate floors that need some professional attention, they should not be entrusted to just any stone restoration contractor. The highly trained technicians at EM Surface Care have the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to resolve virtually any slate problem and achieve the finish you desire.

Slate Sealing
Slate Cleaning
Slate Repair

Slate Services Overview

Over time, thick layers of soap residue, waxes, and other topical coatings can obscure the beautiful inherent colors of slate. We can strip away this dull buildup, as well as the dirt and contaminants it often traps, and then use sealers to achieve whatever finish you want. If your slate surfaces have become cracked, chipped, scratched, or otherwise damaged, EM Surface Care can resolve these issues, too.

At-A-Glance Slate Cleaning and Restoration Services

  • Stripping and deep cleaning
  • Color enhancing sealers
  • Topical sealers
  • Penetrating sealers
  • Refinishing or changing the finish (gloss, matte, or low luster finish)
  • Crack, chip, and scratch repair
Slate Enhancing, Stripping, Cleaning, and Sealing in Tampa FL

Common Slate Questions

Sweep or dust mop your floors regularly to remove anything that can get ground into the surface. Use only recommended cleaning products. Some acids, such as lemon or vinegar, and alkaline cleaners may etch the surface of slate, especially honed and polished slate surfaces. To prevent water spots after cleaning, dry your polished or honed slate with a soft cloth. We make it a point to educate our customers on proper stone care.

In the wrong hands, your beautiful cleft slate surfaces can be easily damaged during deep cleaning or restoration. EM Surface Care has the proper equipment, and we employ the most appropriate techniques needed to ensure the lasting beauty of your installation. We are always available to answer any questions and to discuss the specific requirements of your unique slate surfaces.

There are several different options to finish slate, from color enhancers and topical coatings, such as wax, to penetrating sealers and others. We can strip your slate of old coatings and determine which type of sealer to use to achieve virtually any look you want, from a gloss or matte finish to a low-luster finish.

Most — though not all — varieties of slate are virtually waterproof. This may mean sealing your slate is unnecessary, but it doesn’t necessarily mean sealing is undesirable. Color enhancing sealers and coatings can make the natural colors of your slate surfaces emerge more vibrantly. And, of course, for those types of slate that are not as waterproof as they could be, applying a sealer can inhibit staining and, for exterior slate, provide some protection against the elements.

Our Service Areas

Bayonet Point 
Citrus Park 
East Lake
East Lake-Orient Park
Egypt Lake-Leto
Fish Hawk
Greater Carrollwood

Greater Northdale
Jasmine Estates 
Lake Magdalene 
Land o’ Lakes 

New Port Richey
Palm Harbor 
Palm River-Clair Mel 
Pinellas Park
Plant City
Safety Harbor
Shady Hills
Spring Hill (CDP Apollo Beach )
St. Petersburg

Sun Center 
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Town ‘n’ Country 
Wesley Chapel 
West Lealman