Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Mega Yacht Marble Cleaning

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The team at Classic Marble Restoration has been polishing and restoring various natural stones as well as marble for over 15 years. We service residential homes, commercial properties, and super yachts throughout the southeast Florida region. Our company is preparing for the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show October 30-November 3,2019. Natural stone is a perfect fit for many large vessels, and we could not be more excited to have the yachts back in town for their annual restoration treatments.

60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) Information Resources:

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The Return of the Super Yachts

Every year around this time, super yachts that have set sail to the Mediterranean and Northeast U.S. make their way back to the sunshine state of Florida. These boats require some major TLC and us at Classic Marble Restoration are their go-to experts for all yacht marble restoration. As one of the most well-known boat shows in the world, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show showcases an extensive array of yachts, yacht builders, and designers. Whether you are in the market to buy a yacht or simply want to browse the pure extravagance of them, the boat show is always a great time.

Yacht Marble Restoration & Cleaning for FLIBS

The professionals at Classic Marble Restoration live and breathe natural stone restoration. Whether it is granite, limestone, onyx, marble or travertine, we have the capacity, tools, and expertise to restore a variety of natural stone. For yachts making their grand return at the Boat Show, we are offering our renowned yacht marble restoration and cleaning services.

If your yacht requires emergency restoration, installation of marble, or perhaps a simple polishing, we will happily take care of that. We conveniently service South Florida from Miami up to Palm Beach. We are A+ rated by BBB, fully accredited, and fully licensed so you can easily lay your trust in our natural stone restoration professionals.

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Natural Stone & Marble on Yachts

Natural stone restoration is an essential step in maintaining the look and quality of the stone. With so much wear and tear, marble along with all other natural stone is very susceptible to damage. In high foot traffic areas, stone tends to fade and look worn. Not all stone can be treated with the same products; our professional team is well-versed in all restoration products. Our services are sure to restore even the toughest of stains and revive stone back to its natural luster and shine.

Typical areas that need attention on mega yachts:

  • Vanities
  • Showers
  • Foyers
  • Bars (interior & exterior)
  • Staircases

With the help of our specialty services your floors, detailing, and countertops will look refined as they should be.

  • Cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Maintaining
  • Honing
  • Grinding
  • Color Enhancing

Benefits of Working With Classic Marble Restoration To Repair Your Yacht’s Natural Stone

  • We service all types of builds when it comes to yacht marble restoration and repair
  • We offer discreet services and fully respect your privacy
  • We will work diligently to get the job done in a timely manner
  • We educate your yacht crew and staff with tips on how to maintain marble in between servicing sessions

We are here to assist you in all of your yacht revival needs before, during, and after the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show: no job is too small or too big for us!

Visit our Mega Yacht Marble Cleaning & Restoration page for more in-depth information about our services. Contact us today at 866.578.3600 for a free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll reach out to you directly.

 

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The Right Stone for Bar/Restaurant Owners

As a bar or restaurant owner, or a restaurant owner with a bar, you want to choose the ideal stone to offer an aesthetically pleasing environment for your guests and achieve a long-lasting functionality for your business. The right stone can make all the difference in the visual appeal of your bar while your servers are offering up flights, cocktails, appetizers, and meals to your patrons.

The perfect stone for your bar/restaurant showcases your establishment’s energy, delivers style and function, and greets your customers. There are several options available from natural stone to engineered products. Let’s uncover the one that will best suit the needs of your bar or restaurant.

Marble – Elegance and Luxury

Marble is a multi-purpose natural stone used in architecture, sculpture, designs, and more. Offering timeless design, marble features subtle tones and lines which adds elegance and luxury to your bar and restaurant.

Marble is also known for its longevity, though if not cleaned up quickly, it can stain as a result of spills from wine and other acidic substances. Of course, as a restaurateur, you know that spills are quickly cleaned off any surface, making marble an exceptional choice for your bar. However, keep in mind that marble surfaces need to be sealed regularly to keep them functioning at their best.

Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. offers the most thorough marble cleaning process and outstanding marble polishing services to keep your marble looking brand new.

Granite – Classic and Versatile

Granite is another excellent choice in natural stone. Every slab of granite is distinct, offering a multitude of colors and patterns making it ideal for upscale restaurants where culinary creativity abounds, or neighborhood bars where everyone feels welcome.

For your granite to promise a unique character and deliver functional durability, you will need to hire a granite and other natural stone services company that specializes in restoration and polishing.

Onyx – Deep and Exotic

Onyx, also a natural stone, is unique in the fact that it is translucent and can be backlit, adding to its deep, exotic charm. Onyx promises a unique design, which will act as a focal accent for your restaurant. Onyx is slightly more sensitive than other natural stone, so it will be the optimal choice for more exclusive venues.

However, onyx can be used for any venue if you hire a professional marble restoration and polishing company to regularly maintain it. With Classic Marble Restoration, Inc., you will no longer have to worry about the delicate onyx stone on your bar top.

Successfully Facing the Challenges of a Bar or Restaurant Owner

As a bar and/or restaurant owner, it can be difficult to keep the natural stone in your bar/restaurant clean and safe on a daily, and we understand the importance of keeping your bar in tip-top condition for your patrons. That is why at Classic Marble Restoration, Inc., our goal is to help you do just that, so we are pleased to provide you with a FREE estimate for keeping your natural stone looking its best and performing with exceptional functionality for years to come. Contact us today!

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How Do I Repair and Restore Bathroom Marble?

When newly installed, marble floors have a beautiful reflective finish and bring elegance to your home. As time goes by, this glossy finish tends to dim, lose luster, and can lead to the damage of your marble bathroom counters, floors, vanities, and more.

If this happens in your marble bathroom, the walls, counters, and floor will undoubtedly have a dull look. When you have a beautiful stone, such as marble, installed in your bathroom, it’s a disservice to your décor to let it become dim and lackluster. Even in the future, if you are planning to sell your house, having dull marble floors and walls will lower the value of your home.

Want to know how to restore your marble bathroom and increase the value of your home?

Read on and learn more about marble bathroom restoration.

Clean All Marble Surfaces

Marble is a metamorphic rock. As such, it is softer than granite and can stain easily. This is because the marble collects the by-products from our bathroom cosmetics and beauty products which eventually lead to discoloration, and sometimes staining. As a natural stone, marble also wears out very easily.

If your water supply is hard water, make sure you clean the marble surfaces after using the bathroom. Failure to do so may lead to water stains. Failure to do so may lead to water stains. When cleaning, make sure that soap does not come into contact with the water as it can form soap scum.

Bathroom products that can damage marble:

  • Beauty products
  • Soaps and cleansers that contain waxes and/or fragrance
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Hairspray
  • Perfume
  • Cologne
  • Contact Lens Solution

Tips to Preserve the Sheen of Your Bathroom Stone:

  • Coasters
  • Clean and wipe countertop around sink after use
  • Use trays for beauty products that may leak
  • Rinse shower walls and floor after use
  • Squeegee walls/floor dry to prevent soap scum and residue build up

Repairing Damaged Marble in Your Bathroom

Carry out a quick inspection of all marble surfaces in the bathroom. What have you identified? Are there any cracks on the marble tiles? If there are, you need to make repairs quickly.

Overtime, natural stone can be damaged in the following ways from wear and tear:

  • Cracks
  • Breaks
  • Holes
  • Chips

In this case, it’s important to hire a professional marble restoration expert.

If you’re a handy person, it’s normal to feel like you can get it done on your own, but it’s important to ensure it’s done right.

Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. can apply different materials and color-match them to the stone to create flawless and seamless repairs.

We use UV-cured formulas and products to not only conceal the old damage and repair it – but also to ensure that the repairs are “watertight” and safe for their future use.

Grinding and Honing Your Marble Bathroom Surfaces

Grinding is the most powerful process when it comes to marble bathroom floor restoration. Although it is powerful, it isn’t as harsh and abrasive as people believe. Also known as lippage removal, this process helps to remove all roughness and ledges. As such, it ensures the marble floor is flat.

Also, it helps in removing deep stains and scratches. When it comes to honing, industrial diamonds help to bring back the shine to the marble floor or surfaces. This process also removes stains and scratches present after grinding.

Additionally, grinding natural stone isn’t as messy and dusty as it has been in the past. We utilize dust-free methods. We utilize water to lubricate the surface we are refinishing with grinding tools – therefore keeping all of the marble shavings trapped in the liquid and eventually vacuumed up.

This dust-free grinding procedure is especially favorable inside of:

Check out our grinding and honing page for more information on restoring damaged marble in your bathroom with grinding procedures.

Polishing and Sealing Marble Bathrooms

Although honing gives your marble floors a uniform appearance, you need to restore the shining effect. Marble Polishing using small grade industrial diamonds helps you achieve this. If the marble floors are in good condition, bringing back the reflective finish is easy using state-of-the-art marble polishing equipment, technology, and technicians with the best cleaning materials.

The last step is sealing. As we discussed earlier, as your marble surfaces come into contact with hard water, soap, and cosmetics, it is important to prevent the staining that these acidic chemicals can leave on your marble. The best way to do so is by applying stone sealants.

This helps to close the pores on the marble and shields them from future damage and will prevent the discolorations/staining from becoming a permanent part of your stone surface.

The first rule in sealing your natural stone is “never use a topical sealer.” This is a common mistake that we see DIY (do it yourself) homeowners make. Why?

A lot of the sealers sold at Home Depot and these “Big Box” stores are designed for tile and non-porous materials, so they contain harmful acrylics and waxes for your marble.

You need to utilize an impregnating sealer, designed for natural stone. Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. utilizes high-quality impregnating sealers that are specific to the type of stone that needs application. If your stone is porous – it should be sealed. Call us to do it right.

Restoring a Marble Bathroom like a Pro

Are you in need of marble restoration and maintenance services? We at Classic Marble Restoration, INC. can help. Contact us for your free marble restoration estimate. We service all throughout South Florida and in some parts of the Bahamas and Caribbean for residential, commercial, and yacht properties.

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Caring For Your Marble: 3 Of The Worst Stains to Avoid

Marble is one of the most popular construction materials due to it’s timeless look and durability. It has been used to build everything from famous landmarks to renowned sculptures including the Parthenon marbles, Aphrodite of Milos, and the Taj Mahal.

Today, it is a common material used in homes. However, as a natural metamorphic stone it is vulnerable to stains. Depending on your habits, marble can stain easily and in some cases, your typical marble cleaning solution won’t be able to get rid of tough stains. In this post, we highlight 3 of the worst marble stains to clean, and how to address them if they happen.

1. Rust Stains

As one of the most difficult to remove marble stains, rust stains are copper to brown in color and occur when metal objects oxidize. The most common culprit of rust stains is metallic objects left to sit on the marble surface for long periods of time. Things like nails, bolts, cans, screws, metal furniture, and metal flower pots can all cause rust stains.

Not only are rust stains unsightly, they’re difficult to remove. If you try to use your regular cleaner to remove the rust stain, it may not be effective because it doesn’t contain the active ingredients that help to remove rust. The most common marble cleaner most homeowners may opt to use is an acidic marble cleaner. However, this type of cleaning solution is not recommended because it can make the problem worse. To remove the rust stains, you may have to call a professional marble restoration technician.

2. Water Stains

Unlike many other stains, water stains cannot be cleaned. Water spots or stains are a result of deposits in water that build up on your marble surfaces over time. This is more common in areas like South Florida where the water contains large amounts of mineral deposits like magnesium and calcium, also known as hard water.

To clean the water spots, the Marble Institute of America recommends the use of 0000 Steel wool. A word of caution- steel wool can be extremely abrasive and should be used with a light touch. If you’d rather not risk further damage to your marble surfaces, it’s best to hire an expert.

3. Biological Stains

Biological growth like algae, lichens, moss, and fungi is common on marble surfaces that are outdoors- especially walls and flooring. When the biological growth is present on your marble surfaces, it will attracts moisture to the surface and retains it there causing discoloration- along with other issues.

To remove the biological growth build-up, experts recommend the use of rainwater.  Why rainwater? It contains fewer mineral deposits compared to tap water. Before cleaning, prepare a mixture of rainwater with non-ionic soap and add this to a sprayer to begin cleaning. When brushing your marble, remember to use a soft bristled brush and orbit motion. Rinse with rainwater and check the results. If the problem persists or if your marble surface still looks dull or discolored, consult a professional.

How to Avoid Marble Stains

When it comes to marble stains, there are a few measures you can take to avoid staining your marble. Remember to use coasters for any drinks placed on your marble counters, and be mindful when using sinks and showers. Try to avoid having metal objects stay in one place for an extended period of time.

While durable, marble surfaces do require some level of extra caution- so make sure you’re treating your marble carefully. Are you in search of professionals who can restore the reflective finish on your marble surfaces? At Classic Marble Restoration, we can help. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Marble Floor Restoration Process

Marble is one of the few stones that has many uses. Thanks to its chemical properties, marble has applications in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, paper, paint, and cosmetics among others. One of its chiefs uses is in construction. Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the world. Built between 1632 and 1653 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it was constructed with marble.

The Lincoln Memorial was built between 1914 and 1932 and was constructed using marble from different locations. The statue of Lincoln himself is built with white marble from Georgia. Marble is a beautiful natural stone but due to wear and tear, its finish can be diminished over time. To bring back the beauty and shine of marble, you need a professional restoration expert.

In this article, we highlight everything you need to know about the marble floor restoration process.

Marble Floor Restoration Process – Step by Step Guide

There are four steps involved in the marble floor refinishing process. They are:

  • Grinding
  • Honing
  • Polishing
  • Sealing

Let’s take an in-depth look at the steps above.

Step One- Grinding

Ever wondered why marble is shiny? Well, it is a translucent material. As such, it allows light to enter resulting in a soft glow. Marble is also soft and fine-grained. Grinding is a process whereby experts remove all ledges and roughness. This step highlights the smooth look we’re accustomed to with marble floors. Aside from adding shine and smoothing out surface imperfections, the grinding process removes stains and scratches too.

Step Two – Honing

Honing is a marble floor restoration process that helps to smooth the floor. In this process, experts use industrial diamond pads to bring back the shine on dull marble. This process is particularly useful in high traffic areas where stone erodes as a result of abrasion between shoes and the stone. The industrial diamond pads remove deep scratches and stains and help give the marble a uniform appearance.

Step Three – Polishing

In the polishing stage, experts will apply marble stripper. After application of the marble stripper, experts will rinse the floor with clean water and will then allow the surface to dry completely before polishing. Marble restoration experts will use a floor buffer to polish your marble floor. To achieve that high, even gloss, they’ll apply the buffer and polish the floor three times.

Step Four – Sealing

Kitchen floors and counter tops come into contact with greasy and acidic substances- like lemons, vinegar- that can damage your natural marble over time. To protect the mirror-like finish, ask our experts about applying stone sealants to your natural stone counter tops or floors annually. The sealant helps close pores on the marble surface and protect it against damage for a longer period of time, which means you won’t need to have it polished as frequently.

Keeping Your Marble Floor Clean and Shiny

Our restoration experts can clean, polish and seal your marble floors. With the proper care and restoration as needed, the beauty of marble floors will last for many years to come.

Looking for professional marble restoration experts? Talk to us and restore beauty back to your floors.

 

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Why You Should Update and Transform Your Home With Natural Stone Honing

Natural stone is not a new building material. In its various forms, stone has been a top choice for floors and counter tops for decades due to its durability and range of colors and styles. Using natural stone in the design of your home adds an earthy element to any room. For some, the natural shine doesn’t align with their taste or design preferences. Stone honing is the best way to customize the look of your natural stone floors or counter tops and give your home a unique aesthetic.

What Is Stone Honing?

Stone honing is when a technician uses course pads to smooth out bumps and rough spots and create a more muted finish. The technician attaches the pads to a machine then sprays water while moving the pads over the polished surface. Sometimes powdered acid is also applied.
Natural stone materials like granite or marble have a naturally shiny surface that reflects light. By taking the same piece of granite or marble and grinding the surface down slightly, instead of a bright reflective surface, you’ll have one that looks smooth and flat. The end result is a matte or satin finish, rather than the shiny appearance of a polished surface.

Can Any Surface Be Honed?

Counter top and flooring materials have come a long way since the days when Formica and vinyl were the norms for kitchens and bathrooms. Today homeowners can choose from hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, stainless steel (for counter tops, not floors), glass, and a variety of stone materials.
You can’t hone all counter top or floor surfaces. In some cases, the material itself won’t allow surface honing. Imagine applying a course rubbing action to a laminate or stainless steel counter top. Materials that do respond well to the honing process are:

You can also hone concrete and most man-made quartz.

Will I Love Honed Stone?

One of the biggest fears associated with making changes to a home’s decor is not liking the end result. Once you see the beauty of honed stone, we guarantee you’ll love it. Even so, here are a few things to think about before you decide on honed stone.
When choosing finishes for your counter tops and flooring consider two things:

  • Intended use
  • Personal taste

For example, if you lead a busy life and have kids, you want a finish that doesn’t highlight fingerprints and smudges. If that’s you, honed counter tops will be a hit!
If you’re drawn to softer more natural looking environments, you’ll love the warm ambiance created by a honed finish on stone floors /counter tops.
Looking for a scratch-resistant surface in high-traffic areas? Tired of slippery polished floors? Then you’ll like what stone honing can do for you.
Finally, if you’re transforming your design style from a traditional to a contemporary or industrial look, honed finishes will fit in well.

Ready for a Transformation?

There’s nothing like the rustic beauty of a natural stone surface. Stone honing can breathe new life into tired polished counters tops and floors, help mask flaws, and refresh the look of an entire room without the need for major construction or renovation. If you’re ready for a transformation, contact us today. Get ready for your stone make-over!

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Outdoor Marble Care: Cleaning Tips for Outdoor Marble in Restaurants

Eating outdoors is a natural mood booster, so providing places for your guests to eat in the fresh air is a great way to ensure they have a good time.

But if you have marble tabletops that are in disrepair, it may bring your guests mood down.

We put together this guide to help you keep your outdoor marble bars and tables in outstanding condition. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about marble care.

Keep It Clean

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin

This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to maintaining outdoor marble surfaces. Marble is a stone and will wear down with repeated exposure to weather. It is also significantly more difficult to remove stains if they have time to set in.

Although you can use special cleaners for marble, it’s best to stick with a soft cloth and hot water as often as possible.

And remember, only use cleaners that are designed specifically for marble occasionally.

Remove Stains

Even with a meticulous cleaning routine, stains happen. To protect your marble, remove stains as soon as you notice them. This can prevent them from soaking in more than they already have.

To remove a stain yourself, you’ll want to use a paste made with baking soda and water. Smear it onto the stain and allow it to set for a while before wiping it off with a soft cloth.

If needed, you can cover this paste with plastic and allow it to set overnight. Tough stains may require more than one application.

Avoid Acids

Any type of acid is dangerous to marble. It can remove the seal and scratch the stone itself. When this happens, you’ll notice a loss of luster on the surface. What you don’t see is this damaged surface is the perfect place for bacteria to breed.

Even citrus fruits contain acid and should be kept away from your marble surfaces. If your restaurant uses lime or lemon wedges, always provide a bowl for customers to place them when they’re done so they don’t end up on the marble surfaces.

Get Professional Restoration

There will come a time in the life of your marble surfaces when they’ll need professional restoration. It could be because they’ve become stained beyond your own removal abilities or that they naturally wore down over time.

Whatever the reason, you’ll want to have your marble tabletops professionally restored and sealed when they start looking dull. Only a professional who understands the way marble works can choose the right course of action to restore a worn marble surface.

Need More Help with Marble Care?

You now have everything you need to know about the basics of marble care. If you take care of your marble countertops and tabletops, they will last for many years.

If you’re ready to call in a professional to get help with your marble, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with a free estimate and more information about how our services can help you.

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How to Clean Natural Stone and Marble: 4 Tips for Florida Residents

Natural stone and marble are elegant in any home. But it’s important to know how to clean them properly. Here are 4 tips for Florida residents.

Did you choose natural stone and marble to add elegance and sophistication to your home?

If so, it’s important you know how to clean your natural stone and marble.

Keeping this material beautiful requires a little extra TLC when it comes to cleaning it.

How to Clean Natural Stone So It Keeps Its Shine

Caring for your natural stone or marble floors and counters requires a soft touch, gentle products, and regular cleaning.

Here are 4 tips to keep these surfaces gleaming:

1. Preventative Maintenance

If you have mats or rugs on your marble floors, be sure to shake them out on a regular basis. This will lessen the likelihood of dirt getting tracked in from the outside and scratching the surface of the floors.

Even though your countertops are stone, avoid placing hot items directly on the surface.

Silver, ceramic, and china can also scratch those smooth surfaces.  Make sure to keep a placemat underneath them.

And remember to use coasters under all glasses. You especially need to protect your counters from beverages containing alcohol or citrus – as the acids in these can dull your marble surface.

If you do spill anything, it’s important to clean it up as soon as possible.

2. What to Avoid

Whether cleaning up spills or performing routine cleaning, be sure to steer clear of anything acidic like vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners that contain acidic ingredients. They are corrosive and will put your stone or marble in danger of scratches, etches or other marks.

Steer clear of bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners too.

Also, avoid any abrasive cleaners. Dry powdery cleaners are among the biggest offenders, but even so-called “soft” cleaners are still too abrasive. Even using a sponge with a scouring surface can pull the sealant from the stone or marble.

3. Keep Your Cleaning Gentle

Beyond avoiding those abrasive cleaners, you’ll also need to clean with a soft touch.

Fill up a bucket with five cups of warm water, then add two to three drops of a mild, pH neutral dish soap. Be sure the soap has no acidic ingredients.

Mix until bubbles start to form on the top.

As you approach your counter with a soft cotton cloth, work in gentle circular motions to lift any dirt or other debris that is on your stone.

If you are using a mop, move left and right in large sweeping motions to remove dirt and gunk from the floor.

Remember, be gentle.

4. Rinse and Dry

To keep the shimmer and shine of those surfaces, be sure to rinse off the cleaning solution.

With the same gentle motions and soft rags or mops, use distilled water to clear off any leftover soap. If you don’t have distilled water, you can boil tap water and then wait for it to cool.

Keep Your Stone and Marble Healthy!

Now that you know how to clean natural stone and marble – and that it doesn’t involve a lot of exhausting scrubbing – there’s nothing stopping you from keeping those surfaces shining.

And if you’re looking for marble and natural stone maintenance that goes beyond simple cleaning, turn to the professionals. Make the most of your investment.

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Give Your Marble a New Year Refreshment with Our Natural Stone Polishing and Cleaning Services

Does your marble need a good stone polishing? Keep reading to find out how our services may help you.

Marble floors have been proven to last for over one hundred years, the longest lifespan of any flooring materials.

Discerning customers choose marble flooring because of its upscale, sophisticated finish. A well-polished marble floor instantly elevates a room’s appearance. A silky smooth, glimmering surface immediately lets visitors know that they are somewhere remarkable.

Marble is also a great conductor of heat, leaving your floor toasty in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Despite its unparalleled advantages, marble can be difficult to clean. It is highly reactive to acidic cleaning agents, and stains and etch marks can be difficult to remove. They may even settle into the pores of your flooring, ruining their natural appeal over time.

Professional marble stone polishing can keep your flooring glossy and attractive and prevent any damage that could harm them. The beauty, value, and originality of your marble will shine with the right treatment, and it will maintain its allure for years to come.

Stains on Your Marble Floor

Marble is made up of calcium bicarbonate, which is quarried from mountains. As a result, each marble floor has a unique appearance and mosaic pattern that you won’t find in any other tile.

While most stains will come off a marble floor easily, some acidic stains found in sauces, wines, and oils, will not come out. Grout and rust can be absorbed deeply into the pores of marble.

Certified professionals apply special, chemically-sensitive cleaning techniques that leave your floor squeaky-clean. They know the special needs of marble and are prepared to handle them with knowledge and grace.

Polishing is a process that restores your floor’s shine after stains are removed. Floors polished to a high finish are less susceptible to scuff marks or dust build-up.

After you polish and seal your floor, it will require only a simple wet-mopping to remove dirt. It will also be more resistant to staining and damage than it was before it was polished.

Etches on Your Marble Floor

Etches on your marble floor can be difficult to correct. They can leave your floor lighter in color and dull its shine.

Professional cleaning service technicians can use advanced equipment, including diamond abrasives, to remove sketch marks and restore your floor’s natural beauty.

There is also less cracking and surface damage once your floor is polished.

Sealing Your Floor After Stone Polishing

A professional marble-restoration company can also seal your marble floor after polishing. Floors are treated with a chemical that prevents cracking and moisture transmission.

Sealing will leave your floors less susceptible to dirt and staining and will save you money in the long run as less maintenance will be required.

Shine On

A marble floor is a wonderful investment for those who love their opulent, glimmering finish. Maintain their beauty for over a century by contacting a professional stone polishing service who can clean, polish, and seal your floor for optimal shine.

For more information, contact us today.

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Why You Should Clean Your Marble Floors After a Holiday Party

After a holiday party, one of your number one priorities should be cleaning your marble floors. Read on to learn why and how to do it.

After a great holiday party, we realize that cleaning your marble floors might not feel like your top priority–but it’s more important than you might think. Plus, we can make it super-easy for you!

Although marble is a resilient and durable stone, it is actually porous and is susceptible to etching and staining. So, if any wine or other liquids have been spilled on your marble floors, it’s vital to clean them off before they cause staining.

How to Clean Marble Floors 

We recommend cleaning up any spills immediately with a damp cloth with distilled or deionized water. Then do a more thorough cleaning once your guests have left. Take care of your marble floor with these simple cleaning tips.

Simple Equipment 

The best way to clean your marble floor is to sweep up any loose items with a brush, then use a damp mop. Be sure that your mop is just damp–not soaking wet. If there is a lot of liquid on your mop, some may be absorbed by the stone.

Don’t use a vacuum cleaner as these can scratch the surface.

Which Cleaning Product to Use on Marble Floors 

It’s vital to use the right type of cleaning product for your marble.  Most store-bought cleaners are very acidic and your marble needs an alkaline cleaner. Home-made cleaning solutions such as vinegar, milk, lemon or ammonia are also all too acidic. Acidic cleaners can completely destroy the surface of your beautiful marble so please beware.

Use a cleaning product designed specifically for marble floors. A neutral or slightly alkaline stone soap is a great option. Using water alone can make your marble floors look a little dull, so we recommend using a specialized cleaning product for best results.

Don’t Forget This Final Step! 

When you’ve cleaned your floor, be sure to dry it off. Use a clean towel or cloth to ensure all liquid is removed.

How to Polish Marble Floors

Nothing beats the beautiful gleam of a freshly polished marble floor. It shows this gorgeous stone off to its best advantage!

Cleaning vs Polishing: What’s the Difference?

First, let’s look at the difference between cleaning and polishing.

To keep your marble floors looking their very best, clean up any spills immediately as detailed above, and undertake a regular cleaning and polishing routine.

Depending on usage, most marble floors usually need to be cleaned once or twice weekly. Polishing can be monthly or bi-monthly, then sealing every 6 months.

When you polish the floors, you use a special polishing compound and apply it gradually and evenly across the floor. The polish helps seal the floor and prevent staining–but it wears off over time and usage.

Ensure you remove all stains before polishing your floors, as the polish will seal them in. If your marble has been damaged or stained and needs restoration, we can help you with that.

Buffing vs Polishing

In between polishing’s you can use a soft cloth or towel to buff up the appearance of your floor and get that lovely shine back.

The Easiest Way to Clean, Polish and Buff Your Marble Floors

If this all sounds like a lot of work, we would love to make it easy for you–give us a call on (866) 578-3600 or request a free quote online. You can even book us to come and clean your marble floors just after your holiday party!

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