Slate Cleaning and Sealing / Birmingham AL


Does your slate look dull and unsightly? We restore slate floors. We remove wax buildup, soap residues, and other contaminants to reveal the beautiful, clean stone surface. Once we work our magic, your slate will look classy, have a beautiful, rustic texture, and dark, earthy tones once again. Southern Surface Care has highly qualified professional technicians who can restore your slate finish and resolve your slate problems, including chips and scratches. We provide services throughout much of Birmingham AL. (See our Service Areas page.)
Slate cleaned and protected

A little bit about slate

Slate is an exceptional flooring material that comes in a variety of colors, from subdued and neutral to vibrant, and several different textures, from smooth to a cleft finish, which is a rough finish. Slate is a unique stone, and restoration methods for it 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.

We restore a wide variety of slate surfaces

  • interior
  • exterior
  • interior
  • exterior
  • backsplashes
  • fireplace surrounds
Bath & Shower
  • shower walls and pans
  • tub surrounds
  • hot tub surrounds
  • steam rooms
Furniture Tops
  • custom pieces
  • coffee tables
  • end tables
  • conference tables

Popular 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. Southern Surface Care has the knowledge of and expertise in the proper equipment, techniques and powders 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.

Unlike many other services, we can’t quote a price per square foot. There are too many variables to consider. How bad is the damage? What kind of damage is there? What level of sheen are you looking for? All of these things, and more, need to be factored in to give you an accurate and fair quote. We do provide free, on-site estimates and will be happy to discuss your specific needs. Call (205) 540-4559 or contact us online for a call back.

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