Learn About Flagstone
Flagstone is a form of sandstone, a natural stone used on floors, walkways and patios. This unique and beautiful stone is quarried in places where, over a long period of time, bedded sedimentary rock is formed in layers by minerals dissolving in ground water then deposited on the earth by rivers and springs. It is extracted and split by hand, forcing steel chisels into the natural seams that run parallel through the stone. The seams determine the thickness of the flagstone. The smoothness of the stone’s face depends on how tight the natural seams are and how easily they split.
Our process for cleaning interior or exterior flagstone flooring consists of using appropriate equipment and machinery, as well as hand washing the corners, edges and hard to reach areas. We use a combination of neutral ph cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your stone, your family and the environment.
We ensure the most thorough and detailed cleaning possible. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause unnecessary delaminating to the flagstone or damage the flagstone by opening the stone’s pores. This makes it more susceptible to staining from pet accidents, dirty mop water, spills, and grime/asphalt from shoe traffic. Our 18+ years of experience with flagstone and knowledge of the stone itself will avoid these issues. For interior cleaning, as with all of our work, our technicians move most furniture, excluding breakables and smaller items. We pay close attention to detail and ensure there is no dust and no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause any damage to adjacent surfaces such as walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances and carpets. For exterior cleaning we are careful against landscaping and plants, avoiding damage to them.