Prepping Your Home For Summer Get-Togethers

Saying goodbye to the winter season has never been sweeter. And there’s no better way to greet the summer than with a quintessential BBQ. Summer is the season of pool parties, BBQs, and fun get-togethers with friends and family, so why not jump on the bandwagon and host a party of your own? Below we’ve listed a few great ways to get your home prepped and ready for your next summer festivity.

Summertime Fun

From beach days to time spent at the pool, the summer is the time where we get to relax a bit and enjoy the natural splendor of our environment. It’s also a season that gives those the perfect excuse to throw a summer get-together with friends and family.

For a summer filled with fun, soirees, here are a few ways you can prep your home for each occasion:

  • Start Cleaning: Whether you like to host your get-togethers outside on the patio or indoors, you want to make sure that each area is squeaky clean. For an excellent, outdoor clean, you’ll want to pull out your power washer. A power wash is an excellent way to get the tough dirt and grime from the winter season off of your home. With a nice, thorough power wash, the exterior of your home will be on its way to revitalization. For the interior of your home, there’s nothing like some dusting, sweeping, mopping, and organizing to get your home summer-ready!

 

  • Revive Your Natural Stone: Whether you have beautiful granite countertops or marble flooring, you want to make sure that they are party-ready for the summer season. Contact us for exceptional Fort Lauderdale marble restoration and marble polishing services. With bright, gleaming natural stone surfaces, you’ll be sure to wow guests at your summer get-togethers.

 

  • Scrub the Grill: Your grill has been in hibernation for the past few months and may need some tender, love, and care before it’s grilling-season ready. Sometimes, the best way to clean your grill is to light it and let it sit for a few minutes. Once hot enough, it’ll be easier for your to scrub off the dirt and grime. Another efficient way of cleaning your grill is to take off the grates and let them soak in warm water and soap. Once clean, it’s safe to fire it up and start grilling some delicious BBQ!

 

  • Get Decorating: Fun decorations are an excellent way to bring your summer BBQs to life. To add some sparkle to your backyard, consider investing in a set of string lights to hang around your patio area. You can also head over to your local home furnishing and decor store and find summer-themes plates and napkins for your guests to use. Maybe a pineapple pool float or two? The possibilities for decorating are endless!

With these prepping tips, your home will be ready for all the fun, summertime activities in no time!

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The 10 Biggest Interior Design Trends of 2018

2017 boasted quite a few unique style trends that many homeowners and interior designers fell in love with. However, with the start of 2018, we will be seeing a lot of 2017’s fabulous trends being put to rest, only to be replaced with a new set of bright and bold home decor trends. To start off the new year, Houzz, the home remodeling and design network, gave their predictions for the top interior design trends that are going to be making waves during 2018.

After conducting research, speaking to industry experts, and carefully examining trends on social media, here are the 10 interior design trends that Houzz believes designers and homeowners will be implementing in their homes this year:

1. Colorful Kitchens

In previous years, white kitchens have made a bold, but elegant statement within homes. However, as we roll into 2018, white kitchens are soon to be a trend of the past. Experts say that colorful kitchens will be more popular this year. To bring color to the kitchen, more warm wood tones will be incorporated into flooring and other elemental features. Additionally, more neutral colors such as greys and blues will be used on kitchen walls for a warm feel.

 

2. Rich Colors

Neutral tones might be taking a back seat for the rich colors that are expected to shine in 2018. Designers claim that more warm greys, caramels, and earthy tones of yellow, red, and green are going to be used in wall decor, furniture, and accent pieces in homes

3.Natural Stone Sinks

lthough the modern Farmhouse style is still going to be present in 2018, designers state that white and stainless steel sinks will be making an exit. Their replacement: natural stone. Natural stone sinks will be making their way into kitchens and bathrooms this year, boasting beautiful, rustic themes. More and more sinks will be fashioned out of concrete, stone, and granite.

4. Floral & Tropical Prints

This trend skyrocketed in 2017 and is one that homemakers and interior designers are not ready to part with. Houzz predicts that we will be seeing a lot more of the ethnic floral and tropical prints with an emphasis on big, bright, and bold.

5. Vintage Lighting

This year, vintage light fixtures, lanterns, pendants, sconces, and chandeliers will be making a retro appearance this year. However, the experts at Houzz believes that many vintage lighting pieces will be created by crafty homeowners.

6. Bucket Sinks

Just another example of the ever-trending Farmhouse look, Houzz experts claim that bucket and trough sinks will be featured quite often this year. These sinks are deep and wide and provide homeowners with great durability and unique, rustic style.

7. Concrete Accents

The modern look will never be a trend of the past and concrete accents are here to add to it. Concrete accents will be featured in flooring, countertops, home decor accessories, and much more.

 

8. Millwork

Millwork, or reclaimed wood are coming back into popularity and design experts expect to see it used as elegant DIY pieces.

9. “Wallpaper-esque” Backsplashes

Kitchen and bathroom backsplashes are a common design element that adds bold color and design to bring the room to life. Designers expect to see more contemporary tiles that look similar to wood, resin, fabric, and wallpaper being used this year.

10. Modern Bedrooms

Minimalism in master bedrooms is a trend to keep an eye out for this year. Designers claim that more neutral tones will be incorporated into bedrooms as well as soft fabrics and simple furniture pieces (sources)

 

As we glide through 2018, keep your eye out for these fashionable home trends.

 

 

 

 

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The Most Expensive Flooring In The World

Flooring adds a unique feel to a space and can truly bring out the beauty of a property.

We all know that marble and other natural stones do not come cheap but you’d be surprised to find out the cost of one particular type of flooring

Pietra Firma Luxtouch Tiles

The priciest tile in the world is called Pietra Firma Luxtouch Tiles and these tiles costs$1,000,000 per square meter.

luxtouch-tiles

Why So Expensive?

Every square meter of this tile is inlaid with:

  • More than 1000 diamonds
  • 2400 pieces of mother of pearl
  • 400 pieces of abalone shell
  • 500 pieces of black onyx

The tile creates a look that is incomparable to any other tile in the world due to its unique composition. Since the elements within the stone are slightly raised above the surface, the tactile effect when walking on them adds to the uniqueness of it. The tile will only be used in five projects globally, being exclusive and extremely rare, not to mention expensive.

This one-of-a-kind tile made its debut during the Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo. With its intricate detailing and exceptional artistry, this creation most definitely begs a second glance. The limited edition flooring is the definition of luxury and boasts uncompromising thought to detail. High-end consumers find unmatched ambience in this posh tile as it adds a high level of atmosphere to a room.

 

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A New Advancement In Marble Protection

marble-restorationNatural stone requires proper care and maintenance in order to preserve its eye-catching aesthetic. Since marble is a natural stone, it is quite porous and thus absorbs stains, spills, dirt, and grime much quicker than its non-natural counterparts such as tile and vinyl.

At Classic Marble Restoration, we provide professional marble polishing and marble restoration services. However, there has been some new advancements in marble protection that is very interesting. 

Human Teeth and Bones?

Researchers at Princeton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have discovered that hydroxyapatite, the primary compound found in human teeth and bones, can be used to help conserve the condition of (Source).

The harsh environmental factors coupled with pollution and age, wreak havoc on marble structures such as the Taj mahal in India and The Statue of David in Italy. Marble is actually composed of the mineral calcite which naturally reacts with a phosphate salt water solution to create the hydroxyapatite. This means that a compound that is found in human bones and teeth can actually be produced and applied to marble in order to preserve it (Source). With hydroxyapatite, marble can better handle these harsh elements, refraining it from crumbling and degeneration.

Choose Classic Marble Restoration For Professional Marble Restoration

Classic Marble Restoration is South Florida’s choice for marble polishing and marble restoration services. Contact us today at 866-578-3600 for a free estimate

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The Most Popular Types Of Marble

Marble is no doubt eye-catching, and most definitely makes a notable impression. There are an abundance of varieties and colors of marble available on the market. Whether you choose it for your commercial building, home hallway entryway, or kitchen countertop, marble is a durable and exceptional natural stone that will stand the test of time. Let’s take a look at some of the features of the most exotic and in-demand marbles on the market.

Calacatta Extra

Calacatta extra is rather light in color, coming in mainly a simple white design. It has scatter gray veins throughout it, some being darker than others. Being so white in color and having varied contrast, this marble leaves a modern yet classic and sophisticated impression when seen.

calacatta extra marble

Scandalous

Scandalous marble is quite dramatic and expressive. With bold bright gold and dark veins running throughout, this marble surely demands a second glance. The marble is intense to the naked eye and depicts strong movement, seen by the long lines and colored contrast.

scandalous-marble

Black Wood

As its name suggests, black wood marble is dark and grainy, having light black and white fine lines running throughout it. It is both timeless yet sophisticated and intense, ideal for spaces that beg for an exotic aesthetic

black-wood-marble

Atlantis Grey

This neutral color marble is popular among kitchens and bath countertops. This combo of various shades of gray, both light and dark, is the perfect balance of calm yet dramatic.

atlantis grey marble

Marble adds a touch of classic elegance to any room it is in. It is durable enough to act as a sturdy countertop yet still requires routine restoration and conditioning in order to ensure its longevity.

Don’t’ let your marble go too long without professional marble restoration, marble cleaning, and marble polishing. Contact us at 866-578-3600 for an estimate!

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Preparing Your Marble For Family Foot Traffic During The Holidays

marble-flooringThe holidays are upon us which means lots of fun times with family and friends, hosting dinner parties, and no shortage of tasty feasts. With so much foot traffic within your household this busy time of year, your floors are going to be taking some amount of beating. Kids running around, pets chasing each other, and family get-togethers mean your marble floors are going to be enduring more than average wear. Holiday home prep is essential when wanting to maintain the aesthetic of your marble floors (end even countertops).

Don’t be ill prepared this holiday season. Between guests coming and going, dinner prep in the kitchen, and of course lots of football watching, your marble floors will need an extra level of protection this holiday season in order to keep them looking polished. In areas where you know kids might be playing extensively, opt to put a water absorbent carpet over your marble in order to shield it from possible spills and messes. Marble is very porous and absorbent which means it will soak in spills almost instantly. Although you can always have your marble floors polished and restored, you do run the risk of permanent spotting if a stain goes too long without being cleaned up.

Flooring Sets the Vibe for Your Home

Whether you realize it or not, the flooring within your home has a tremendous impact on the look, feel, and atmosphere of your home. Whether it be the color, texture, or material of your flooring, properly cared for flooring is always more attractive than floors that are weathered and worn looking. Floors need extra TLC come the December holiday season in order to keep them looking pristine. Floors that look as though they have been exposed to mass amounts of foot traffic, show it, and have the power to ruin the vibe of your home. Keeping your floors clean and cared for will boost the overall vibe and environment of your home.

Whether you have a polished finish, honed finish, or flamed finish, marble floors need more attention during the holiday season. Having your floors protected will ensure that stains and spills sit on the surface and do not penetrate your marble floors, potentially ruining them forever.

The beauty and classic look of marble floors can quickly fade if they aren’t taken care of. In order to safeguard your marbles against damages this holiday season, be sure to get your floors properly treated. A protective sealer will ensure that you can simply wipe away spills and dirt, quickly and easily and with no damage to your floors. In zones where you suspect lots of food and drink to be consumed, consider a hard surface protection tape which safely covers marble floors and tile surfaces without leaving glue or residue.

Marble contains striations and various veins as it is in its natural form. Sealing and protecting marble floors from unwanted staining will prevent liquids from absorbing into it so you can enjoy your holiday parties, worry-free.

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Damaged Marble Floors Can Look New Again With Our Professionals

Marble-FloorsOver time, marble tends to lose its luster and shine due to natural wear and tear. In high foot-traffic zones of your home or business, marble floors can look dull and discolored. This is completely natural and is nothing out of the ordinary, as marble is a natural stone that is more susceptible damage than manmade stones. Shine can also fade in areas that have been water damaged, as water that has been left for a prolonged period of time on marble will eventually discolor it.

Damaged marble floors can be easily restored with the help of our professional marble cleaning services. Our industry specific experts are seasoned in all things marble. With specific technique and the appropriate materials, our crew will work to restore your marble floors from the damage they exhibit.

Professional Marble Restoration Repairs Dull and Scratched Marble

Many people have skewed ideas on how to clean and polish marble. If done incorrectly, you run the risk of ruining your floors even further. In turn, you will be paying a hefty price to restore them or even more pricey, replacing them. This is why it is always beneficial to contact our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals for marble restoration and polishing in Miami. Marble comes in all different shapes, sizes, and grains, and not every single variety of marble should be cleaned or restored the same way. Through careful evaluation of the damage that needs to be repaired, professionals in the field can easily identify the usual and figure out the correct course of action.

No matter what type of marble or natural stone that you have, all of it requires regular maintenance and care. Whether it is floors, countertops, shower walls, or vanities, marble needs routine upkeep in order to preserve its natural beauty.

Store-bought products may be the worst option when looking to clean or restore your floors. Etching is caused when the wrong cleaning or restoration products are used on floors, which can easily ruin them, making them even duller. Generic cleaning supplies such as vinegar and bleach will only make your floor look spotty as these are extremely harmful to natural stone. Your best bet is to contact industry experts so that you can obtain beautiful shiny floors without running the risk of ruining them. Cleaning floors on your own can be a weekend-long task that involves some backbreaking work.

Contact Us For Marble Restoration in Miami

Contact us today at 866-578-3600 for professional marble restoration in Miami. Our professionals in have all of the best machinery to get the job done in a timely and consistent matter, taking the worry off of you.

 

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Classic Marble Restoration and The International Boat Show

yacht-marble-restorationThe team at Classic Marble Restoration have 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 57th annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this November 4th-7th, 2016. 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.

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.

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

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

Natural Stone Perfection

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.

With the help of our specialty services such as cleaning, polishing, maintaining, honing, grinding, and color enhancing, your floors, detailing, and countertops will look refined as they should be. 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 also 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: no job is too small or too big for us.

 

 

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Are You Maintaining Your Marble Floors Properly?

marble-maintenancePeople with luxurious homes usually prefer natural stone floors such as marble to keep the high quality look consistent throughout the home. Marble, itself, is viewed as a luxurious material no matter where it is used. It is one of the most popular home decor elements.

Marble is widely popular all around the world for its durability and natural glaze. Have you installed marble in your commercial or residential space? Are you aware of the best way to maintain your marble floors? Marble is very porous and needs proper care to ensure that it lasts a long time.

Why Marble Floors Need Proper Maintenance

  • With regular access, the natural glaze of the marble is reduced which makes it look discolored.
  • Cracks can develop on the marble pieces due to high pressure or accidental drops. Proper maintenance will help repair these cracks and stop them from spreading.
  • Marble polishing is essential because the salt air can contribute to the dull look of marble floors. With regular polishing, your floors will shine like new for a long time.
  • Regular marble cleaning can help keep dust and other particles from damaging your marble floors. Expert professionals are well equipped and knowledgeable to assure that you get the best cleaning results.
  • Natural marble is certainly a stronger flooring material, but marble is more susceptible to heat and pressure, in turn, needing more maintenance to prevent damages.
  • Marble is also a porous material that gathers stains and several other unwanted elements which can decrease the attractiveness of your marble surfaces.

Why Hire Us For Marble Polishing and Restoration in Miami

  • A lot of cleaning products are the market may give you a good shine on your marble immediately but they will cause more harm down the road.
  • At the Classic Marble Restoration team, our professionals use specialized natural cleaning materials to clean and polish the marble floors without harming the material.
  • Attempting to repair cracks yourself could result in further damage to the marble surfaces. Our professionals will use the proper tools to ensure no extra damage is caused and the crack is repaired to look like new.
  • We are able to provide the best customer service to residential and commercial customers.

You need to hire a well experienced and trustworthy marble restoration service provider to protect your investment in marble for your home.

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The Best Way To Maintain Durability and Glaze of Marble Flooring

marble-floorsMarble is very durable and is considered a luxury in home designs due to the price. The popularity and demand for marble are high throughout the world due to its incomparable glaze. Maintaining the luxurious look can be difficult over time. Marble is porous and accumulates dust particles that develop stains which are difficult to clean without harming the marble if you attempt to clean the surface yourself.

Call us for professional marble restoration, polishing, and cleaning!

  • Our professional marble floor cleaning services can help you maintain the beautiful look of your marble for years.
  • We work with residential or commercial properties.
  • You can also hire our marble restoration professionals to help restore broken marble pieces on your floors, counters and more.
  • With expert polishing services, marble floors get an extra shine effect to help regain its natural look.
  • Professionals will use tools such as diamond pads to aid in the restoration of your marble surfaces.
  • Professionals are knowledgable about all forms of natural stone and can personalize their recommendations based on the type of stone.
  • Using professional techniques, the experts are able to restore and clean all types of natural stone without causing any further damage.
  • Our highly experienced team will use expert tools to also increase the durability of your marble flooring..
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