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Cantera Installation, Restoration, And Protection


Beyond Stone Solutions offers expert Cantera tile installation, restoration and protection for residential and commercial properties in Phoenix Metro and throughout Arizona area.

What Is Cantera?

Cantera is the Spanish word for quarry. This particular type of natural stone is a quarried volcanic rock and is for the most part quarried in  Mexico and Central America.

Cantera is a  soft stone, (relatively speaking) which makes it ideal for decorative areas such as fountains, door frames, range hoods, balustrades, fireplaces, pool copings and surrounds, tiles, columns and more. Cantera is great for outside projects because it does not expand in humidity.

There are 2 types of Cantera:

Regular Cantera –  This type of Cantera doesn’t expand in humidity, but it also has natural slip resistance, making it great for wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and pool surrounds.

Adoquin – This type of Cantera is volcanic ash and is more dense and less malleable than regular Cantera and has a rougher texture. Even though it is harder than its counterpart, regular Cantera, it will still show wear and tear such as scratching, scuffing, and dulling.

Cantera is versatile, beautiful and restorable if necessary. It adds beauty and durability to all sorts of projects, ranging from commercial to residential. And, since Cantera can be renewed and restored, it is a great investment that will remain beautiful for years to come.

Cantera Tile Installation

Installing Cantera requires precision skills and an understanding of Cantera. Fortunately the expert installation team at Beyond Stone Solutions is well-equipped to get the job done.

Cantera is a very versatile material. From standard installations to elaborate custom inlays,  we know how to work with Cantera. We provide installation services for Cantera on floors, walls, entrances, and entertaining areas, and anywhere else Cantera can found.

If you’re thinking about having new Cantera floors installed, Beyond Stone Solutions provides precision installation services that noticeably demonstrate superior craftsmanship. We’ve been using the highest quality material for decades — for both interior and exterior applications. Our greatest concern is to wow our customers with our quality craftsmanship and a friendly, knowledgeable, and outstanding service experience.

Cantera floors can create a distinct impression of  warmth that welcomes you, your family and your guests. They may also be among the very first things you or your guests notice. Their appearance, for good or ill, reflects on you. With our expert marble installation services, your floors can live up to your reputation and your expectations.

Cantera Cleaning and Restoration

At Beyond Stone Solutions, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your Cantera surfaces to their original and arresting appearance.

Cleaning Cantera

Cleaning processes for Cantera vary based on the surface condition and type of soiling being removed. We recommend periodic professional deep cleaning services, using pH neutral, highly-effective cleaning solutions designed specifically for natural stone. Beyond Stone Solutions can also educate you on the proper day-to-day cleaning and care of your Cantera surfaces so they can look their best all the time.

Cantera Refinishing

Cantera is an admittedly softer stone,   which makes it ideal for decorative areas outside and in.   It can also be quite susceptible to showing wear and damage, particularly in areas of high use. Nevertheless, it is a durable as well as beautiful stone and, like all natural stone, can almost always be restored, rather than needing to be replaced.

At Beyond Stone Solutions, we have the knowledge and expertise to restore your Cantera surfaces to their original earthy tones and arresting appearance.  

Cantera Honing

Whether your Cantera surfaces have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, or spots, or you simply wish to change the finish, the expert technicians at Beyond Stone Solutions have you covered. With our Cantera honing services, we can virtually erase surface damage and achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.

Lippage Removal / Grinding

Are your Cantera tiles uneven, or the grout lines too deep to facilitate easy cleaning? Beyond Stone Solutions can create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology in a process called lippage removal. Once your surface is the level and shape desired, we will hone and polish your Cantera to the finish you desire.

Sealing & Protecting

Cantera needs a little extra protection to inhibit stains. We can treat your Cantera with premium quality solutions…

Impregnating Sealers

The unique composition of Cantera enables it to absorb dampness and humidity without expansion, which makes it a natural choice for wet applications such as fountains, baths, pool surrounds and so on. However, it is exceptionally porous and easily absorbs spills, staining agents and other contaminants. Once your Cantera fountains, showers, tub or pool surrounds, walls, and other surfaces are restored, we highly recommend you have us seal them to enhance their stain resistance. While most stains can eventually be removed, this process can be time consuming, expensive and often frustrating. Sealing represents an inexpensive and practical way to protect your Cantera surfaces from stain damage.


Some helpful tips:

  • Always use a stone safe cleaner on your stone surfaces. CONTACT US or visit our ON-LINE STORE for recommended cleaners.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners.
  • Wipe up spills as soon as possible.
  • Be sure to reseal as needed.
  • Refer to our STONE AND TILE CARE GUIDE for Do’s and Don’ts and other important care information.

If you have questions about the care and cleaning of your stone, please CONTACT US.

Does Cantera Need Maintenance?

The short answer is yes, Cantera  does require maintenance.  Regular cleaning with a stone safe cleaner is a great for simple day-to-day maintenance, but over time, floors and surfaces may need professional cleaning.

Ask about a regularly scheduled maintenance program to keep your Cantera surfaces looking great all the time.

LET'S DO THIS! What can we make beautiful for you today?

Our highly skilled and talented team is ready to turn your vision into a reality.

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