Marble Floor Restoration
Marble is characterized by its swirls and veins, and there are many varieties of colors to choose from. Marble is extensively used in many applications including sculptures, flooring, countertops, vanities, showers and much more. It can be polished to a glossy smooth finish or honed for a rustic natural finish, based on the quality of the stone and the client’s desired look.
Marble is sensitive to acidic substances (such as juice, wine, coffee) and so it can be etched rather easily and therefore requires a proper cleaning and maintenance procedure in order to remain in good condition.
Overtime, marble can build up dirt in its pores and even get chipped, which will make its surface look dull and worn. But we can restore your Marble installation by using our specialized equipment, along with professional grade cleaners, to thoroughly clean the stone and then seal it to help protect it from any further damage in the future.
We know marble. We understand and appreciate its characteristics. Our passion for what we do and a strong commitment to educate our customers on proper care and maintenance is evident in every single job we do here at Total Floor Care.
The misconception that since marble is a stone it does not need any maintenance is far from the truth. All marble needs some type of care and maintenance. Your marble needs depend upon where it is used— floors, walls, countertops, vanities or shower walls.
Marble is generally a softer stone and comes in many colors with different and beautiful veining. Some marbles are harder than others. The truth is that marble will scratch, etch and lose its shine and luster if not maintained properly over time.
Marble Floor Refinishing
To prevent any future damage to the marble we use diamond abrasives to completely flatten the surface and remove any uneven areas that are present. When performing a marble refinishing job we also remove any scratches that are in embedded in the marble, whether they may be surface scratches or deeper in the stone.
Marble Floor Polishing
Marble has a luster about it that makes it a popular stone to use. It provides an attractive hard shine when well polished, but can quickly lose that hard shine if a marble polishing job is not performed every so often. We use a variety of methods when polishing marble so that it can be restored to its original high gloss, hard shine look. The reason you got marble wasn’t for it to lose its beauty, but rather for it to provide lasting beauty. A marble polishing job can easily solve this problem.
Marble Floor Cleaning
To provide a thorough marble cleaning job we start by removing any dirt that may be caught in the grain of the marble and then go on to disinfect it. We then add a protective sealant to prevent future stains and other unwanted sources that may affect the beauty of the marble. This restricts anything entering the marble such as dirt, water, oil, etc.
Marble Restoration Questions
Marble restoration is the process of restoring marble surfaces to their original or desired condition. This typically involves repairing chips, cracks, and scratches, cleaning the surface to remove stains and dirt, and polishing to achieve a glossy finish.
Common issues that may necessitate marble restoration include:
- Scratches and etching from acidic substances
- Stains from spills and liquids
- Dull and worn surfaces
- Chips or cracks in the marble
While there are DIY marble restoration kits available, it is recommended to hire professionals for extensive marble restoration projects. Professional technicians have the necessary experience, tools, and products to achieve the best results without causing further damage.
The cost of marble restoration can vary widely depending on the extent of the damage and the size of the project. Simple polishing jobs may be less expensive, while more extensive restoration, such as repairing significant damage, can be costlier. It’s best to obtain quotes from multiple professionals for an accurate estimate.
The duration of marble restoration depends on the size of the project and the specific issues that need to be addressed. Minor jobs may take a few hours, while more extensive restoration projects may require several days.
Most types of marble can be restored, but the success of the restoration depends on the quality of the marble, the severity of the damage, and the expertise of the restoration professional. Some marble varieties are more porous and prone to staining, making restoration more challenging.
The frequency of marble restoration depends on factors such as usage, maintenance, and the type of environment the marble is in. In high-traffic areas, you may need restoration more often, while in less-used spaces, it may be less frequent. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help extend the time between restorations.
To reduce the need for marble restoration, consider the following maintenance tips:
- Clean up spills promptly to prevent staining.
- Use coasters and placemats to protect marble surfaces from scratches and etching.
- Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners.
- Regularly dust and clean marble surfaces with a soft, damp cloth.
When hiring a marble restoration professional, look for:
- Experience and expertise in working with marble.
- References and reviews from previous clients.
- Proof of insurance and licensing.
- A detailed written estimate.
- Clear communication regarding the restoration process.
Yes, with proper restoration techniques, marble can be restored to its original shine, or even improved upon. Professional polishing and honing can bring out the natural beauty of the stone.
Remember that it’s essential to consult with a professional at Total Floor Care for an assessment of your specific marble floor and to get tailored advice on the restoration cost, process and maintenance.