How to restore and protect your natural stone

How to restore and protect your natural stone

I recently had some work done on my front walkway and was totally blown away by the results of the team I hired, Lemoncello Stone. Mario Lemencello is the owner, and I recently chatted with him about his business, 20+ year career and advice for homeowners on how to best care for their stone. 

How did Lemencello Stone get started?
We began as a countertop installation company. During the installation process I constantly found myself fixing issues with the stone, so we ended up getting very good at repairs. I thought, maybe restoration and protection is a better direction for us to go! 

I trained with this old Italian man on the classic techniques for polishing and restoration – Italy is the birthplace for all of these techniques because of all the marble used around the country. 

Over the years the business has grown to three crews, and I train each of the team members on all of our specialized techniques. Some of my crew has been with me for 15 or 20 years!

What does Lemencello Stone specialize in today?
Today Lemoncello offers natural stone cleaning, restoration and protection both commercially and for homeowners. And, I am proud to say that we actually offer a few services that no one else does when it comes to coatings and films that protect natural stone against etching and water spots.  

We recently had a client let us know that she panicked when she saw someone had left a wet spoon on her marble kitchen countertop, but when she wiped it down, there was no mark left because of our work! 

Where have you worked throughout the city? 
You can see our work all around Chicago. We cleaned all of the granite around Ogilvie, and recently cleaned the rust stains from the El tracks on many of the bridges throughout the city. Many of the offices in the loop with natural stone countertops hire us the week between Christmas and New Years to refresh everything. We also regularly work on hotel bar tops and churches. 

Because of our specialized knowledge, we also regularly travel to places like Florida, New York and even Dubai. 

To make an appointment please reach out to Mario directly. 
info@lemencello stone | 630-669-5711

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