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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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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5 Essential Marble Restoration Tips for a Beautiful Finish

Marble floors are a gorgeous feature in your home. They go with many of the latest interior design trends, but if marble floors aren’t properly maintained, they’ll lose their luster over time. But how do you clean marble floors?

Let’s give your floors a little TLC with these five essential marble restoration tips for a beautiful finish.

1.Do a little prep

Before doing anything to bring back your floor’s shine, remove dust and dirt by sweeping and mopping.

Next, you’ll wash it. Here’s how to wash a marble floor:

Mop with a simple, non-abrasive cleaning solution like a mix of baking soda, dishwashing liquid, and water.

In a quart of warm water, mix about three tablespoons of baking soda and a squirt or two of mild dishwashing detergent.

Be sure and rinse the floor after mopping with the home-made cleaning solution. Then let the floor dry.

2.Stain-Away

After you clean, you’ll see if any stains remain on your marble floor.

One of the best ways of removing stains while cleaning marble floors is with a poultice.

Find a powder, like a talc, plaster of Paris, baby powder, or even flour. Mix it with water until it has the consistency of sour cream, then apply it on top of the stain.

Cover it with plastic and tape down the edges. Wait until the poultice is hard over the next day or two. Then remove with water.

Don’t worry if the stain isn’t completely gone the first time. Tough stains might need more than one application.

3.Don’t Be Too Hard On It

It might be tempting to scrub tougher stains. But avoid that temptation.

Using harsh chemicals or abrasive sponges and scrubbers can damage your beautiful floors.

Acidic chemicals can leave an etched spot on your tile. Check the pH balance of chemicals before applying to your marble.

4.If You Have Etch

Don’t scratch an etch. If you’re already dealing with an etch in your floor, treat it carefully.

Use a light fine-grit sandpaper. Start with 800-1000 grit and sand gently. Once the etched spot matches the finish of the surrounding tile, finish with 1500 and 2000 grit paper.

Be patient. This is a slow process when done correctly.

5.Shine On

Once your floor is clean, stain-free, and the etches are smooth, it’s time to add some shine.

Knowing how to shine marble floors isn’t hard. Try a mix of baking soda and water combined into a paste. Use a microfiber cloth to apply the paste, then allow it to dry.

Rinse it with water. Then buff to a shine with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

Show Off Your Home With Marble Restoration

Most marble floors need a little TLC to bring back their shine. With a little time and effort, these simple home marble restoration tips return floors back to life.

But some marble floors next more love.

If your floors need heavy duty care, we’re here to help. From scratch repair to sealing, no job is too big or small for our team.

Contact us for a free consultation on cleaning and polishing your home’s marble!

 

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Marble Cleaning & Maintenance: How to Remove Stains from Marble the Easy Way

Marble is one of the most popular and practical countertop materials available in the United States. It’s not only beautiful, but it is also very durable.

Each piece of marble is completely unique, and the natural stone element adds a touch of luxury to every home. With so many different types available, you’re guaranteed to get the look you love.

When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, marble cleaning and maintenance can seem daunting to many homeowners. But not to worry, with our guide you’ll know everything you need to keep your marble in tip-top shape!

Marble Cleaning

Because marble composition is so varied, there are many cleaning techniques. Certain marbles will react differently to cleaning products than others.

So the first step to marble cleaning is understanding what type of product you can use on your stone without damaging it.

DO: Use a specified “marble cleaners” occasionally. The best cleaning product for marble surfaces is hot water and a soft cloth.

DON’T: Use any cleaning products that contain lemon, orange, vinegar, ammonia, or any product designed to clean tubs, showers, or toilets. These products contain acids and abrasives that can etch away at your marble. The micro scratches they create can become breeding grounds for bacteria and other germs.

If you have a larger stain that needs a professional’s touch, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help get rid of that stain for you.

Marble Maintenance

Professionals have access to commercial grade cleaners and equipment that can achieve better results than most DIY solutions. So if you have the resources to afford more regular cleaning, that’s best.

Professional maintenance will include stripping, cleaning, and resealing your stone. It’s recommended that a professional come to perform at least annual maintenance work on your stone.

Here are some important maintenances that should be done DIY style. They’ll protect and maintain the integrity of your stone in between professional visits:

  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Use sponges or soft cloths to clean marble.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaning materials and products that could scratch the seal or the stone.
  • Use cutting boards, trivets (hot pads), and coasters. Your marble is strong but your seal will perform better for longer if you use protection.
  • Always keep a tray under soap, lotion, or other product dispensers. Over time they can leak through the seal and stain your marble.
  • Don’t leave any rustable materials on your marble surface for long periods of time. They can leave rust marks that can bleed into the stone.

These are all can’t-miss points.

Remember This!

Marble is an investment and it should be treated that way. But marble cleaning and maintenance doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with these simple tips and tricks, you’ll have picture perfect floors in no time.

Just put these tips into regular practice, and when you need a professional, contact us for your stone maintenance and cleaning needs! We’re happy to help make your floors look incredible.

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How to Polish Marble Floors: 5 Simple Steps

Marble is a great option for a durable, attractive flooring option. That said, because marble is high-quality, it can also be expensive. To protect that investment, it’s important to properly care for and maintain your floors. This includes regular polishing and cleaning.

Using the wrong cleaning techniques can damage your floors, so it is important to do your research. Check out this guide to learn more about how to polish marble.

Get the Right Supplies

Before you can start cleaning and polishing your marble floors, it’s important to have the right materials. The basic supplies you will need are a mild detergent, soft cloths, polish, and marble sealant. If your marble floors have stains, you will also need a poultice to remove them.

Once you have all of the materials, you’re ready to start cleaning.

Do an Initial Cleaning 

The first step to cleaning your floors is to an initial cleaning with a mild detergent. You may want to test a small area first to make sure the detergent does not discolor the floors.

If the floors have stains, you can try removing them by focusing on them with the detergent first. If the detergent does not work, you will have to use the poultice.

When applying the detergent, use a clean, soft cloth. A hard cloth could leave small scratches on your floor.

Apply Poultice

It is critical to remove stains in the marble before you polish it. Polishing your marble will not remove stains. Instead, it will seal the stains.

Stains that have set in will need some time to remove. To start the process, apply the poultice, cover with plastic wrap, and leave it to sit for 24 to 48 hours. If the stain is still there, try repeating the process.

Some stubborn stains may require professional treatment to remove completely. It is important to act quickly to ensure the stains do not become permanent.

Use a Polishing Compound 

Once the stains have been removed to your liking, it is time to add the polish. Remember, do not polish your floors while the stains remain.

Apply the polish to one small section of the floor at a time, and slowly work your way across. Always start with a little bit of polish, and then add more as needed so you do not end up with excess.

Seal the Polish

Once the polish has dried, the last step is to seal the floors. A topical polish will sit on top of your floors and prevent them from staining.

Spray the sealant on the floor, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then wipe it off with a soft cloth. Do not like the sealant dry fully, or it will leave streaks on your floors.

Get the Materials You Need to Polish Marble

It’s essential to regularly clean and polish marble to keep your floors in good condition.

For the best results, it’s important to have your marble floors cleaned professionally. Contact us today for a free quote to have your floors polished.

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Quick and Easy Cleaning Tips on Marble Flooring

marble-cleaning-and-restorationMarble flooring is one of the preferred floorings for people across the world. It is the elegance and aesthetics of this kind of flooring that glamorizes the interior décor of a house in a whole new way. But glamor for marble flooring can be short-lived if proper care and maintenance is not done for the same. Marble tiles are soft stone and are irritant to chemicals and other staining materials. It is porous in quality which makes it easier for them to accumulate dirt and grime. So a proper cleaning regime is very important to maintain the shining and sparkling feature of marble tiles.

Cleaning marble tiles at home is not a difficult task if one knows the proper method of doing the activity. However, cleaning with a plain washcloth and disinfectants won’t be sufficient for the marble tiles. There are three simple steps which can be followed to get the best cleaning results at home.

Arrangement of Cleaning Utensils

The first and foremost activity towards cleaning marble flooring is to arrange for all requisites. Cleaning solution for the marble tiles can be fetched by combining three teaspoons of baking soda and one teaspoon of water. Apart from this dust mop, sponges, paper towels and paper napkins should also be arranged to reduce difficulty later. Only soft materials should be used while cleaning. Brooms or bristled hard objects may damage the flooring, and the same should be strictly avoided.

Initiative for Stain Removal

Juice, sauce, coffee, cooking oil, water and may things may induce damage to the marble tiles. However, it is better to attain the problem as soon as viewed, because the more the spill stays on the floor, the more the stain gets permanent. Use a damp sponge or wet cloth along with dish wash soap to clear the area. For more permanent stains, sponge with hot water and dish washing soap can show some good results. Crushed chalk powder applied on the entire marble flooring is another way of keeping it shiny.

Allow to Dry

Last but not the least allow the floor to dry or take a mop and dry the same quickly. This is because leftover water can damage the floor again.

If still the stain remains or dirt exists, contact us for professional marble restoration in Miami.

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South Florida Commercial Natural Stone Restoration for Effective Marble Cleaning

South Florida is a well-known place that is filled with a lot of commercial set ups and it is a known fact that the commercial set ups are required to provide with the best look. So for this sake, the natural stones for flooring like marble are used so as to enhance the look of the set up. Even though it helps in providing a brilliant look, cleaning and maintaining the same is truly not an easy job. Harsh chemicals need to be avoided so that it does not result in any damage. When this is the case, it is suggested to hire the best South Florida commercial natural stone restoration company for marble cleaning to be done in an effective manner.
It is suggested to undertake the cleaning work of the marble flooring at least once a year. One of the best South Florida marble restoration firms that provides with such a service is Classic Marble Restoration. They develop a systematic approach towards the marble polishing and with this, the shine and its durability can be maintained for a long time. The right restoration techniques will be applied by them and they make sure to analyze the flooring in the right way and thereafter come up with a best course of action. Apart from the marble polishing and the cleaning work, they also undertake cleaning work of various other natural stones such as terrazzo, granite etc.
Apart from providing the stone restoration service to the commercial set ups, they also make sure to provide with stone restoration service to the condos, homes, condo associations, restaurants, yachts etc. Classic Marble Restoration has been able to provide with wonderful service to the people relating to the natural stone restoration techniques and as the organization is featured with experienced, skilled and honest craftsmanship, this aspect can be achieved easily. You can call them for a quote and with this, the professionals will be able to serve you better. So the next time if you have a requirement for the marble restoration, the best thing to do is to get in touch with this firm and with this, excellent service can be got.

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Important Services Offered by Classic Marble Restoration, Inc.

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Marble comes with its own issues and residential or office owners are always worried about the services that they are not satisfied with and how the marble is not looking its best, even after spending a fortune on services. Marble restoration services provide marble polishing, marble cleaning and marble restoration depending on the damages that have been caused and the time that they will need. This makes a great difference in the budget that you will spend on natural stone cleaning. People do not consider the skills that are needed and how badly the marble is already damaged due to dirt and other issues.

The residential marble repair services work in every space like homes, offices yachts, restaurants, etc. They take utmost care to clean the dust on the marble. Do not hesitate to clear your queries regarding the way of completing the job when they are on your premises. There are other things to take care of like the furniture, lights, carpets, curtains, so ensure what they will do to take them off during the process of natural stone cleaning. The staff that comes to your premises is equipped with the latest machinery so that the job is done quickly. The natural stone restoration or travertine restoration team will also provide tips for day to day cleaning from the regular staff that does not need much labor and time. However, cleaning from marble cleaning services should be availed once annually so that they will not get damaged to the core and help to ensure smooth and shiny floors and counter tops.

Commercial marble polishing services are also available from a professional team that focuses on 100% satisfaction within a shorter period of time which is essential in commercial premises. Natural stone restoration in South Florida has efficient team for the cleaning and polishing purpose at affordable prices. Talking of commercial services, you get yacht marble cleaning services too and are quite in demand these days. If you have terrazzo, you can ask for the terrazzo repair and restoration services in South Florida as well. They help to maintain a shiny and naturally textured terrazzo in your premises.

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Commercial Marble Polishing

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It is important to maintain the decorum of commercial buildings like offices, restaurants, etc. you can start with floor polishing to maintain the professional look. You can take help from the professionals that are well trained in marble restoration services. The major commercial spots include bars, restaurants, hotels, etc. Having granite or a lobby with marble floor, enhances the beauty of the area you reside. You can go for natural stone cleaning ways to manage your costly floor. Trained servicemen practices natural stone restoration for maintain the stones in the field of commercial marble polishing. Different types of marble restoration services for distinctive stones are maintained.

Hotel Floor Restoration

To maintain the stone floor, everyday cleaning is necessary. There are professionals that specialize the beautification of the commercial buildings. There are many marble polishing companies that work on natural stone restoration in South Florida. They are embedded in the services like marble cleaning, repair, sealing, etc. talking about the hotels, marble stones with variations are used. Theses act as crown jewel properties of these resorts. Periodic polishing of lobby floors, bathrooms, kitchens, etc. is essential. Along with the commercial, residential marble repair techniques for maintaining kitchen, bathrooms, dining halls, living room are entertained.

Advantages of Marble Restoration

Natural stone restoration is the result of improper cleaning. Proper care for the stones like yacht marble, terrazzo, travertine stone, etc. is important to carry. Terrazzo repair and restoration involve proper maintenance techniques to enhance the stone quality. Yacht marble cleaning is easy to maintain with the help of mild stain cleansers. Another facility provided by the companies is travertine restoration that is becoming common now a day. You can take the assistance of the professional from companies dealing with maintenance and servicing of the stones. Regular marble cleaning services earn several advantages. A lustrous floor with bright color can exude the class and standard.

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