Caring For Cantera Stone.

Cantera Outdoor Fireplace

Canterra Stone Pillars

Cantera Stone Pillars

Canterra Stone Fireplace

Cantera Indoor Fireplace

About Cantera Stone

What To Know

Cantera Stone is a quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. Its name derives from Spain, as the Spanish word for quarry is Canterra. Canterra stone has unique properties in that it offers color, texture, durability, and a softness that allows for detailed carving and cutting. 


You'll find Canterra used in hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, and custom homes throughout the world. Cantera comes in a myriad of natural colors and tones, and its texture is truly beautiful. It offers unique inclusions and color flecks, making its authenticity easy to see, and it gives a natural, eternal feel. 


Cantera is durable, and has stood the test of time for centuries in many cathedrals, haciendas and other buildings throughout Latin America.

The stone's color may vary depending on the impurities present in the stone of a particular region. The cantera notably used in many of the buildings, walls, and roads of Mexico is a distinct green color.


This rock is formed by volcanic ash and dust. The ash is washed into a silt bed and combined with the lava, dirt and stone on the ground already. This combination makes Cantera a porous and lightweight stone.


This stone is typically used by many architects and landscapers. Some examples of use are: tables, fireplaces, wall tiles, pool areas, columns, etc. A unique quality of the stone is that it absorbs air and humidly without causing expansion. Which means the stone can take a lot of moisture and humidity which is perfect for any outdoor or wet space.


Beautiful Cantera is a natural stone like none other. It's name is Spanish for "Quarry" as it is quarried from volcanic rock. This stone takes on various earth-tone colors including black, tan, brown and re. Cantera can also displays specs of colored stone that occur naturally within the formation of this lightweight and very porous stone.


Cantera floors, counter and fixtures offers owners a nostalgic piece of history. Cantera is found in historic sculptures and artifacts dating back to the 1600s. Today there are Contera stone floors, landscaping, fountains, fireplaces and trim molding. Blue Moon Stone Care is well equipped with certified Technicians to provide phenomenal natural stone care services that can properly maintain your Cantera natural stone.


Cantera Stone Cleaning


The expertise of Blue Moon Stone Care can be relied upon to safely clean your Cantera floors, countertops and fixtures. We have a specialized process that uses eco-friendly products, without harming Cantera and secondary surfaces. We gently remove soiling from Cantera to reveal the beauty of this natural stone.


Cantera Stone Sealing


Due to its porosity, which is the stone's ability to absorb liquids, Cantera is rarely found in kitchens. Impeding bacterial growth is challenging as its porosity discourages full penetration of sealant. Blue Moon can be called on a regular basis to properly maintain Cantera floors and countertops.


Cantera Stone Polishing


Cantera natural stone is so porous that it cannot be polished. Owners of Cantera floors and countertops enjoy the unique qualities of this natural stone and appreciate the warmth that exudes from its charm. Blue Moon's Stone Care professionals are experts in our field and understand the uniqueness of Cantera.


Cantera Stone Honing


At Blue Moon our Technicians understand that Cantera should only be lightly honed to bring out its natural beauty. Careful attention to how this natural stone reacts under honing conditions is critical to providing a favorable outcome. We strive for perfection!


Cantera Stone Stripping


Stripping Cantera floors of a topcoat can be a huge undertaking and is a job for professionals. Blue Moon is a leading expert in the care of natural stone. We will strip your Cantera floors with the expertise our marketplace has come to appreciate.


Cantera Stone Repair


Our natural stone repair is meticulous and deliberate to ensure the best results. Our customers never have to worry about a rushed job or uncaring Technicians. We perform natural stone repairs with the highest level of integrity. Our natural stone repair can help to restore the natural beauty of Cantera.

Preservation.

Cantera Cleaning & Sealing

Cantera Wall Interior

What Stone Types Does Blue Moon Service?

Saltillo

Saltillo Stone

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Marble

Marble Stone

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Granite

Granite Stone

  • Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. Granite is a natural product with a timeless aura and...

Travertine

Travertine Stone

  • Travertine stone tiles look great and can be a less expensive alternative to marble or granite. These tiles come in a variation of color and.., 

Limestone

Limestone

  • Limestone is a natural stone product that is cut into slabs and is generally used for flooring. It is a sedimentary rock that primarily consists of...

Slate

Slate Stone

  • Slate is quarried in large slabs from metamorphic rock and is typically found in green, gray, and black. However, it can also come...

Flagstone

Flagstone

  • Mined from many places around the world, flagstone is a general term that describes a wide range of flat sedimentary rock that is commonly used in landscaping and paving...

Terracotta

Terracotta Stone

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Cantera

Cantera Stone

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Quartz

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Reliability.

Six Traits of a Blue Moon Professional

Trust

  • We seek to provide you with a firm belief in our ability to satisfy and meet your need. From the moment our professionals first greet you to the final handshake, you can trust our company will take great care of you.

Values

  • In reviewing candidates for employment at Blue Moon, we focus heavily on identifying those who posses a set of principles, work ethic, and moral compass. Our people are the foundation of our value to you. 

Integrity

  • Honesty and integrity are essential traits of our professionals. We insist that our employees always answer questions clearly, truthfully and respectfully.  

Committment

  • The quality of our company is in direct proportion to the commitment to excellence among our professionals. Our passion for what we do daily for our clients is what drives us.

Reliability

  • Blue Moon professionals strive for consistently high marks from clients. This consistency means we bring an unmatched level of performance reliability.   

Empathy

  • It's part of the fabric of our company. We put ourselves in the shoes of our client. We stop and ask, "how would you feel if...?" We preach to our employees, "don't just do a good job, deliver a great experience."

About Us

Our History

Based in Los Angeles, Blue Moon began in the late 1990s when the company cleaned and restored filming sets, studios, and similar property locations. The company later expanded its client base and added related component services.

Our Commitment

Our company is committed to the complete satisfaction of its clients and customers. We use "team cross-checks" and various other quality assurance controls so Blue Moon ensures your project is completed with the utmost concern for safety and quality, 

Our Mission

Life Disrupted. Life Restored.

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BLUE MOON CLEANING & RESTORATION

9601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1190, Beverly Hills, California 90210

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