Natural Stone Flooring
Granite Heroes delivers skilled craftsmanship in every aspect of stone floor cleaning, restoration & installation.

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 Stone Floor Cleaning

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  • Floor Scrubbing

    Floor is deep cleaned with a floor machine equipped with a specially designed brush to agitate or remove grease, dirt and residue from the stone floor surface.

  • Grout Cleaning

    Grout is treated with a specially formulated alkaline cleaning agent designed to loosen or lift the dirt trapped within the floor grout.

  • Floor Stripping / De greasing

    This process combines stripping agents with rotary agitation to thoroughly Strip clean and remove wax, sealers, residue and build up trapped on the surface of the tile.

  • Tile Steam Cleaning

    Tile surface is cleaned with the use of VAPOR STEAM cleaning. This is great for bathroom floors or areas where disinfecting is a high priority.

  • Disinfecting & Sanitizing

    One treatment kills allergy - and disease-causing germs, fungi, mold, and mildew. It kills odor-causing bacteria, including gram negative bacteria. EPA registered

  • Color Enhancement

    Permanently enhance the natural color of honed travertine or granite, tumbled marble, limestone, slate, and any other unpolished stone surface.

  • Floor Burnishing

    Floor burnishing helps businesses and homeowners create a good first impression by transforming dull, old looking floors into polished and shiny surfaces.

  • Floor Sealing or Waxing

    Floor Sealer feeds and seals porous interior stone slabs, and tile floors from liquids and staining. Stone Floor Wax gives a traditional satin finish and helps crate a rustic look.

Granite Heroes Stone Floor Cleaning Process

Natural stone requires a different maintenance routine than traditional, man-made ceramic tile. Marble, granite, slate, terrazzo flooring are timeless building materials used in buildings around the world. Marble and granite flooring is found everywhere from your bathrooms to the Taj Maul. To insure your natural stone floors will provide you with a lifetime of aesthetics and utility, a proper maintenance program is crucial.

Granite Heroes practice the "Science of Stone" to create custom cleaning & maintenance programs for each of our clients. Every situation is different and the same logic applies to differing stone species. We utilize a variety of cleaning methods, tools & technologies to clean your stone floors. Regardless of the stone or situation, Granite Heroes will have the solution.

After the surface has been cleaned a premium natural look penetrating/impregnating sealer is typically applied. Penetrating/impregnating stone sealers are a no-sheen, natural look sealer that can be water-based or solvent-based, good for interior and exterior applications. Stone enhancer sealers are also a no-sheen, penetrating/impregnating sealer that is formulated to darken, enrich, and highlight the natural color and beauty of stone products. When choosing either one of these types of sealers, make sure to ask if they are UV resistant and good for interior or exterior use.

Granite Hero Hints

How do you clean a natural stone floor?

Use a neutral floor cleaner and micro fiber dust mob for the best results. Micro fiber rags remove access cleaners and leave the surface streak less.

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  • Scratch Removal

    Scratch removal is common in post construction projects, move in , move out situations. Scratch's happen, when they do, Granite Heroes scratch removal system will make it look new again!

  • Floor Honing & Polishing

    Honing is the process of "wet sanding" the surface, smoothing out grind marks and prepare's the floor for polishing & sealing.

  • Crack Repair or Crack Filling

    Crack filling and repair is a great alterative to fixing damaged tiles without need of replacing them. We use various techniques to blend & fill the crack into the natural patterns of the stone.

  • Hole Filling, Pitting

    Pitting or holes are common in travertine and marble tiles. We use a specialy designed compound to fill the holes and pitting in the tile surface.

  • Spot, Water Mark, Etch Removal

    Most natural stones are sensitive to acid liquids. Granite Heroes spot and etch removal system is guaranteed to restore the tiles back to factory condition.

  • Lip page Removal or Floor Leveling

    Natural stone tile floors should be flat. When one tile is higher than another, this is called lippage. We can remove lippage then polish your marble floors.

  • Tile Replacement

    If you find a damaged tile or two in your floor, it is much easier to remove and replace them than installing a new tile floor altogether

  • Grout Repair

    If the spaces in between the tiles in your bathroom and shower are dirty or unsightly, a grout repair job on the seams to make them look new again.

"Refinish, Restore or Rebuild The Hero Way!"

Does Your Stone Floor Need A Hero's Touch?

Marble and Granite Floor Restoration is the process of completely removing the finishes, and reapplication of finish to the marble or granite floor tiles. Has your floor become dull, scratched, or etched? If so then this is the service required to restore the natural shine via our stone floor restoration process.

Granite Heroes Chicago floor restoration service is designed to remove lip page or level uneven tiles, remove deep scathes, etching, water spots, pitting, and restore the appearance of the floors factory finish. Our floor restoration process consists of wet sanding or honing with the use of DIAMOND PADS which smooths and evens out the floor surface. The shine is then applied with the use of a polishing compounds and waxes. When the process is complete your floor will have a brand-new factory finish.

When grout has been stained to the point that it cannot be maintained or returned to its natural color, you can return the grout back to its original color or any other color using a "grout stain". Grout Stains are epoxy-based products that are specifically designed to penetrate the grout and seal the surface with a permanent color. If your floor grout is loosening or falling out then Granite Heroes recommends re-grouting or replacing the grout in your floor. Granite Heroes use the highest rated grouts specially formulated to be stain resistant. We have utilized 3 basic types of grout. Non-sanded grout, sanded grout, and a cementitious grout.

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Granite Hero Hints

How do you clean a natural stone floor?

Use a neutral floor cleaner and micro fiber dust mob for the best results. Micro fiber rags remove access cleaners and leave the surface streak less.

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 Floor Installation & Remodeling

Natural Stone & Tile Flooring

The options for tile are staggering: ceramic, stone, marble, porcelain, artist sculpted, and mass produced, to name a few. Be aware that when you price tile, a small per-unit cost can translate into a huge difference by the time you're done.

Floor Installation Cost

Due to the large variety of tile types available, the cost variety is equally large. Some tiles can be had for as cheaply as ceramic tile at around 60 cents per square foot to the majestic Lux Touch, inlaid with 95 diamonds per tile, agate, abalone, and mother of pearl for $1,000,000.00 per 10 square feet!

Cost Factors

Million-dollar tiles aside, you can find tiles for every budget. Mass-produced tiles will cost far less than artist-created, hand-colored tiles. Scarcity and processing difficulty of the tile are the biggest factors influencing the cost. Clay is very inexpensive as it's a very common material

Pre-grout Sealing:

A non-sanded grout is strongly recommended for natural stone installations due to the narrow grout joints customarily preferred. This type of grout has very fine particles of cement, polymers and color pigments that can penetrate the microscopic pores of the stone surface where they become trapped and appear as a stain in the stone. Therefore, all travertine, slate, tumbled stone and honed/flamed/unpolished granite should be sealed prior to the grouting process to protect them from staining. The application of a good quality sealer should be used as a grout sealer and applied again as the final sealing process once the installation is finished.

Natural Stone Flooring Species Guide

Flagstone:

Best suited for outdoor uses, typically found around pools and backyard fire pits, flagstone is a sedimentary rock which is split or cut into layers. Flagstone tiles are most often seen in patios, walkways, steps, and ancient castles.

Granite:

Widely considered the King of stones granite is known for its density and resistance to scratching. Granite floors are one of the most popular types of stone flooring in hotels, shopping centers and homes. Granite is available is a wide variety of colors and patterns completing your projects decorative demands.

Limestone:

Great for a subtle design scheme targeting an earthy or natural look. Limestone is formed of sedimentary material like coral and shells, giving limestone floors a very unique look in a variety of earthen colors. Soft and hyper sensitive, limestone is elegant stone, but not ideal for every situation.

Manufactured stone:

Manufactured or Engineered stone, or agglomerate stone, is a synthetic material made from chips of natural stone combined with cement, polyester, or epoxy resins. It presents the look of natural stone flooring, and is often cheaper than real stone. Engineered stone is limited in the ability to repair or fix vs natural stone.

Marble:

Marble flooring is known for its classic veined appearance. It is a soft, easily-polished stone susceptible to scratching etching and routine maintenance. Marble has been the choice for decor for hundreds of years.

Sandstone:

Composed largely of quart sand grains, sandstone flooring features a rough, textured surface. Sand stone is like limestone. Many varieties of sandstone floors are available with very distinct, interesting colorings.

Slate:

Water-resistant slate flooring features a sheet-like, textured look. Composed of slate, quartz, and shale, and available in a wide variety of natural colors, slate flooring is a great choice for a unique stone floor. Its clay like qualities do require routine maintenance to preserve the intended appearance.

Travertine:

Soft, porous travertine has the density of marble with a textured surface. The natural cavities can be filled for a polished finish, or left empty to keep the texture of the travertine flooring. Travertine is a popular and affordable choice for flooring applications.

Natural Stone Floor Finishes.

Polished Stone Flooring:

This common finishing technique brings out the beauty of stone floors by reflecting their natural crystals. Progressively finer polishing heads are used to get a shiny surface. Limestone, marble, granite & terrazzo floors are commonly polished.

Honed Flooring:

Honed flooring finishes are created by stopping before the last polishing stage. This allows for a softer, flat matte appearance that shows fewer scratches, and is easy to maintain. Slate, marble, and limestone do well with this type of finish.

Acid-washed Floor Tiles:

This shiny surface includes small etching marks and pits, offering a rustic look. Limestone and marble flooring are commonly acid-washed, and this technique is commonly used to soften the shine on granite.

Saw-Cut Refined Stone Tiles:

Saw marks are removed from this type of stone flooring during processing, but a honed finish is not achieved. You may have to special order this type of finish.

Flamed Stone Flooring:

The surface of the stone is heated and then rapidly cooled, causing the stone to chip and pop and leaving behind an unrefined, rough texture. This type of finish is most often seen on granite floors where slip-resistance is desired.

Split-Faced Stone Tile:

This rough-textured surface comes from hand cutting and chiseling at the quarry. It is primarily seen on slate floors.

Tumbled Marble & Limestone Flooring:

This finish comes from tiles being tumbled in a machine, leaving a slightly pitted or smooth surface with rounded and broken edges and corners. Marble and limestone floors are most often given a tumbled finish.

Brushed or Aged Tile:

The stone's surface is brushed, giving the stone floor a naturally worn-down appearance.

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We Provide flooring services to these Chicago Neighborhoods

  • Rogers Park
     (Loyola, Rogers Park)
  • West Ridge
     (Nortown, Peterson Park, Rosehill, West Ridge, West Rogers Park)
  • Uptown
     (Clarendon Park, Buena Park, New Chinatown, Sheridan Park, Uptown)
  • Lincoln Square
     (Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens)
  • Edison Park
     (Edison Park)
  • Norwood Park
     (Big Oaks, Norwood Park, Old Norwood, Oriole Park, Union Ridge)
  • Jefferson Park
     (Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park)
  • Forest Glen
     (Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Middle Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood)
  • South Lawndale
      (Little Village, South Lawndale, Marshall Square)
  • North Park
     (Hollywood Park, North Park, Pulaski Park)
  • Albany Park
     (Albany Park, Mayfair, North Mayfair, Ravenswood Manor)
  • O’Hare
     (O’Hare, Schorsch Forest View)
  • Edgewater
     (Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgewater Glen, Epic, Lakewood/Balmoral)
  • North Center
     (Northcenter, Roscoe Village, Saint Ben’s)
  • Lakeview
     (Lake View East, North Halsted, West Lakeview, Wrigleyville)
  • Lincoln Park
     (DePaul, Old Town Triangle, Park West, Lincoln Park, Ranch Triangle, Sheffield Neighbors, Wrightwood Neighbors)
  • Avondale
     (Avondale, Jackowo, WacÅ?awowo)
  • Logan Square
     (Logan Square, Bucktown, Palmer Square)
  • Portage Park
      (Portage Park, Six Corners)
  • Irving Park
      (Irving Park, Kilbourn Park, Old Irving Park, The Villa)
  • Dunning
      (Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Dunning, Irving Woods, Schorsch Village)
  • Montclare
      (Montclare)
  • Belmont Cragin
      (Brickyard, Cragin, Hanson Park)
  • Hermosa
      (Belmont Gardens, Hermosa, Kelvyn Park)
  • Near North Side
      (Cabrini-Green, Dearborn Parkway, The Gold Coast, Goose Island, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Old Town, River North, River West, State Parkway, Streeterville)
  • Loop
      (The Loop, New Eastside, Printer’s Row, South Loop)
  • Near South Side
      (Dearborn Park, Near South Side, Museum Park, Central Station, Prairie Avenue Historic District)
  • Humboldt Park
      (Humboldt Park)
  • West Town
      (East Village, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, Smith Park, West Town, Wicker Park)
  • Austin
      (Austin, Galewood, The Island)
  • West Garfield Park
      (West Garfield Park)
  • East Garfield Park
      (East Garfield Park, Fifth City)
  • Near West Side
     (Columbus Circle, Greektown, Little Italy, Medical Center, Near West Side, Tri-Taylor, Fulton River District, University Village)
  • North Lawndale
      (North Lawndale)
  • Lower West Side
      (Heart of Chicago, Lower West Side, Pilsen)

We service the following cities in Lake, Cook, Dupage & Kane County, IL.


  • Downers Grove IL, 60515
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Elmhurst
  • Elmwood Park
  • Evanston
  • East Dundee, IL
  • Elgin, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Elmwood Park, IL
  • Evanston, IL
  • Fox Lake, IL
  • Fox Valley IL, 60599,
  • Glenview IL, 60025
  • Grayslake IL, 60030
  • Gurnee IL, 60031
  • Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
  • Glendale Heights IL, 60139
  • GagesLake
  • Glencoe
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glenview
  • Hanover Park
  • Hawthorn Woods IL, 60047
  • Highland Park IL, 60035
  • Hinsdale IL, 60521
  • Highwood
  • Hillside
  • Hinsdale
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Ingleside
  • La Grange Park
  • Lake Barrington IL, 60010
  • Lake Bluff IL, 60044
  • Lake Forest IL, 60045
  • Lakemoor
  • Lake Villa
  • Lake Zurich IL, 60047
  • Libertyville IL, 60048
  • Lincolnshire IL, 60069
  • Lindenhurst IL, 60046
  • Lisle IL, 60532
  • Long Grove IL, 60047
  • Lombard IL, 60148
  • Medinah IL, 60157
  • Melrose Park
  • Morton Grove
  • Mount Prospect IL, 60056
  • Mundelein IL, 60060
  • Naperville Illinois 60540
  • Naperville Illinois 60563
  • Naperville IL, 60565
  • Niles IL, 60714
  • North Barrington IL, 60010
  • Northbrook IL, 60062
  • Northfield Illinois 60093
  • Norridge
  • North Chicago
  • North lake
  • Oak Brook IL, 60523
  • Palatine IL, 60067
  • Round Lake
  • Round Lake Beach
  • Schaumburg IL, 60192
  • Schiller Park
  • South Barrington IL, 60010
  • South Elgin
  • Streamwood IL, 60107
  • Villa Park IL, 60181
  • Vernon Hills IL, 60061
  • Villa Park
  • Wayne IL, 60184
  • Waukegan
  • West Chicago IL, 60185
  • West Dundee
  • Westchester
  • Wheaton IL, 60187
  • Wauconda IL, 60084
  • Wheeling IL, 60090
  • Winfield IL, 60190
  • Wood Dale IL, 60191
  • Woodridge IL, 60517
  • Willowbrook IL, 60527
  • Wilmette
  • Winfield
  • Winnetka
  • Winthrop Harbor
  • Warrenville IL, 60555
  • Westmont IL, 60559
  • Zion