Tis the Season to Polish Your Marble, Fa-la-la-la…

Marble-HomeThe holiday season is almost here; and, if you plan on having guests at your home or festivities involving large numbers of people, you want your home to look its best. Why go to all the trouble to clean and decorate if you’re placing your platters on scratched and scuffed surfaces? Marble is a highly porous type of rock and can lose its luster relatively quickly compared to other rocks used in your home. Granite, for example, is a harder surface and requires less polishing than marble. People choose marble for its beauty and its wide variety of natural designs and colors, but that beauty comes with some maintenance to keep it looking its best. This holiday season you want your investment to look its best, so invest in marble polishing products or services.

We often offer our recommended products and surfaces to clients, as well as marble polishing tips for those with the ability to do it themselves. Many people are very DIY-oriented so directions and products can usually work out well to keep up the beauty of their marble when done consistently. However, with everything else to do during the holidays, a large DIY undertaking like marble polishing may not be something people want to invest their time in. Our level of expertise, equipment and industrial grade products enable us to get in and out same day, leaving you with beautiful marble before you even return from work or errands.

You bought a beautiful product when you purchased marble. With the proper maintenance and care, it will stay that way. This holiday season, make your home shine! This time of year gets very busy, so you may wish to have your marble resurfaced or polished now rather than later, so call today to get on the schedule.

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Caring for Your Granite Floors

Granite-FloorsBeautiful Stone

Classic Marble Restoration Inc. offers professional granite repair at commercial and residential properties. Granite is a beautiful stone available in a variety of colors that makes it perfect for countertops, floors and fireplaces. All of these surfaces collect grime from food preparation, foot traffic or soot, requiring a specialized granite cleaning method to remove.

Porous Material 

While the stone in your home seems durable, it requires a delicate granite restoration process to prevent extensive damage such as deep cracks. When the stone in a building is untreated, we must apply water first to avoid having cleansers seep into the stone. This is because granite is a porous material that absorbs liquids that degrade the stone’s internal structures.

Commercial Cleansers 

Our technicians use a small amount of commercial cleanser on a soft cloth to rub away food stains from countertops or grass stains from floors. For stone that is sealed, our Classic Marble Restoration technicians must use stripping machines to remove the substances that have often yellowed or peeled, leading to an unattractive appearance. This is a labor intensive process to ensure the stone maintains its integrity.

Improving Sheen

Many of our customers also want expert granite polishing to have a high sheen instead of a matte finish on surfaces. The polishing process on stone requires using expensive equipment with diamond discs that shave away a tiny amount of granite. As the stone is removed, the dust is vacuumed immediately to avoid additional scratches.

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Choosing the Right Stone for Your Home

When it comes to choosing a natural stone for your home, you have a variety of options. The types of natural stone each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is better? It really depends on your own personal style preferences and how you wish to use them in your home.

The main thing to consider when choosing a stone for your home is how it will be used. The harder stones, like granite and marble, are best used for areas that will get a lot of usage, like your countertop. Softer stones, like limestone, can be scratched and may be best in places of accent, although many people simply protect their counters using cutting boards, trivets and coasters.

Cleaning and maintaining the stones may also be a factor in the decision you make. Many only require a mild detergent to clean them, but if they are porous, which will allow bacteria to penetrate them, you may need to use harsher cleaning agents. How much work do you want to put in to keep them looking good should play a factor in your decision.

If you are considering a change in your home, Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. can help you to determine which of the natural stones may be right for your home, whether it is travertine, terrazzo or another type of stone.

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Maintaining Stone’s Sheen

Classic Marble Restoration of Florida provides commercial and residential marble polishing services to help maintain this stone’s sheen. Our trained technicians have worked in a variety of buildings throughout this area for over 10 years. We understand how to care for different types of stone, including granite, quartz and marble to prevent damage from harsh cleansers and tools. Our company uses a specialized machine with diamond particle discs to smooth chips and cracks from stone before vacuuming the fine dust.

Use Soft Cloths

We are happy to provide marble cleaning tips to our clients to help them maintain stone surfaces between professional natural stone restoration appointments. When liquids are spilled on stone countertops or floors, it is a good idea to use a soft cloth to soak up the moisture as quickly as possible. This is because moisture will seep into the porous surface of stone items that do not have sealants. When a stain is left behind by a liquid, never use surfactants with dyes to remove the spots from grout or stone.

Apply Protective Sealants

Our natural stone restoration technicians can remove stains and scratches from tiles located on the interior and exterior of buildings. In addition to removing dirt from floors and countertops carefully, we can replace resins and cements that hold stone tiles firmly in place. To protect marble, quartz or granite from extensive damage caused by dirt, we suggest that clients have us apply fresh coats of wax or sealants.

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Keeping the Marble in Your Office Looking Great

For those in need of marble restoration, our professionals at Classic Marble Restoration will be able to work with the specific type of stone that you have and your budget. We understand that many other Terrazzo restoration companies can charge a lot of money for their services. Unfortunately, dulled and ugly marble needs to be restored and receive Terrazzo polishing every once in awhile. If you own a business that relies on aesthetic appeal, it is absolutely necessary for you to contact us when you notice the marble looking more dull than usual. Having this stone restored will help it to look a lot better and have more appeal to those coming into your office.

We can also provide Terrazzo cleaning services to those who need it. If you do not have the time to clean the marble on your own, our experts can do the job for you. We have a decade of experience behind us, and this ensures that we know what we’re doing when it comes to the marble in your office or home. If you need assistance, we can also provide helpful marble cleaning tips so that you can care for the stone in between having it polished and restored. We can also set up a routine maintenance schedule in order to come in and keep the marble polished and clean. Having gorgeous marble for your business will keep your customers happy and improve the overall aesthetic appeal that your entire office can provide to the public.

Contact us today for a FREE estimate on your marble and natural stone cleaning, polishing and restoration!

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Keep that Classic Marble Look with Marble RestorationAC

Nothing says elegance like marble. Whether a classic statue, a stunning floor in a residence or onboard a multi-million dollar yacht, marble restoration service can transform stone into a prized piece of art. When you’re in need of marble restoration services, we here at Classic Marble Restoration are the people to call. A father and son owned operation, we understand the importance of providing our customers the best service from the most highly-skilled restoration technicians.

When it comes to your most prized possessions, leave the work to us. Whether it’s a marble, granite, terrazzo or natural stone surface we are capable of keeping it looking like the treasure it is. While our technicians are trained on various surfaces, we are especially noted for our expertise with terrazzo. Terrazzo cleaning, terrazzo polishing and terrazzo restoration are areas where we take great pride in providing service that’s second-to-none, giving our customers excellent results each and every time.

In addition to restoration services, we also provide natural stone polishing, marble cleaning and sealing services for residential and commercial properties along with yachts. To prevent staining and abnormal wear, we offer stone maintenance programs using state-of-the-art techniques that are dust-free, ensuring all surfaces are maintained to the highest of standards.

With trained professionals offering years of experience, we at Classic Marble Restoration are committed to giving our customers the quality work and dedication they deserve. If you would like a free estimate regarding our services, give us a call toll-free at (866) 578-3600.

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Marble Cleaning for the Home Keeps it Looking Shiny and New

Marble is a building material that is commonly used for flooring, counter tops, fireplace mantels, and staircases for that special high end look. People are often drawn to the classic beauty of marble because of the shine and timeless natural appearance that sets it apart from the crowd. It is a natural stone, so there are many color choices available that will be sure to match any décor within the home. Marble is available in both a honed or polished finish. A honed finish has a smooth satin feel and is good for high use areas where scratches are likely to occur. Polished marble has a glossy shiny finish that is stunning when used on countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. To maintain the beautiful look and feel of marble, it needs to be regularly cleaned and maintained by a professional. There are also marble restoration procedures that can bring the life and beauty back to marble that has been neglected over time.

Marble is a hard durable material that can show wear with regular use. When this happens, marble restoration is needed to rejuvenate the shine and remove those unsightly scratches. Calling a professional marble cleaning and restoration expert to treat the marble ensures that it continues to look good for years to come. Marble is an investment that needs to be protected, and having a marble cleaning done on a regular basis is recommended for best results. A professional cleaner uses state of the art methods to clean and seal the marble, which leaves it looking in brand new condition. We are experts in natural stone restoration and are trained in all the newest technologies and materials out there to get the job done right. Marble is a beautiful addition to any home when it is cared for and maintained properly.

For a FREE stone restoration estimate for your commercial, residential, hotel or yacht property, call Classic Marble Restoration today!

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Natural Stone and Marble Care

If you reside in South Florida and are looking for top-notch natural stone and marble restoration services, then you can feel comfortable contacting our team at Classic Marble Restoration. Our family-owned business has been in business for over 30 years, so experience is certainly our strong point. We’re dedicated to providing South Florida residents with the finest natural stone and marble care services. Whether you need assistance with restoration, polishing or general cleaning, we’re your go-to team.

At Classic Marble Restoration, we understand the importance of properly caring for marble and natural stone. Whether you have marble and natural stone in your home or in a hotel, care and maintenance are vital. Marble and natural stone are commonly seen in residences, businesses, hotels, yachts and dining establishments. Our company routinely handles marble restoration for hotels. We also frequently handle natural stone repair for hotels.

Whether you’re running a hotel, office or household, Classic Marble Restoration has some handy tips for keeping your natural stone and marble looking flawless and beautiful. It’s important to always protect natural stone and marble with reliable professional grade products.

Refrain from ever using dish detergents to clean natural stone and marble surfaces. Dish soap helps eliminate persistent and unsightly grease from dishes. This is because of its high alkaline components. If you want to keep your natural stone and marble surfaces in tip-top condition, it’s always smart to stay away from high alkalinity, however. Cleaners that have high alkalinity can weaken the defenses of stone impregnators. Stone impregnators are beneficial for keeping stone spotless and stain-free.

If you want to keep marble and natural stone looking as lovely as ever, opt for a cleaner that has a neutral pH. Make sure that the cleaner is labeled as being appropriate for use on stone, too. If you need assistance with marble restoration for hotels, call us now. Do the same if you need natural stone repair for hotels, homes and businesses. Our friendly Classic Marble Restoration staff is waiting for you.

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When Only the Best Stone Restoration Service Will Do!

Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. is licensed, insured and leads the way in the industry as the top company in South Florida to provide cleaning, polishing and restoration of almost all natural stone. Skilled in restoring, honing, repairing, cleaning and sealing Marble, Travertine, Granite, Onyx, Limestone and Terrazzo, Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. provides services to residential and commercial properties. We also extend our services to help beautify yachts!

Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. places the customer first by: treating each customer’s property with respect and maintaining cleanliness; ensuring furniture remains undamaged by procedures; providing free estimates; educating customers in optimal care for their natural stone surfaces; and using state-of-the-art techniques and procedures to ensure the best of care if used.

Marble cleaning becomes a necessary process to sustain its aesthetic appearance. This procedure may be desired every year to two years, depending upon the amount of traffic experienced on any given area of floor. At times, it can appear that marble is stained when, in fact, it is simply “etching” that is viewable. Etching is not a stain per se, but is a surface discoloration that can occur from various acidic substances, such as vinegar, bleach, citric acid and even hair spray. Stains result from substances seeping into the stone. Some may be extracted while others cannot. It is important to use the right substances for proper floor cleaning. At Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. we help educate customers on the right methods and substances to use on marble to keep it looking its best.

Natural stone polishing effectively restores a floor’s natural glow. Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. provides the finest in services by offering the best customer service, product education, education on different types of flooring and which procedures and cleansers are best for particular types of natural stone flooring. Some natural stone flooring is more porous than other types. Using the right cleansers and polishing techniques ensures that a floor can be beautifully preserved.

For a FREE estimate on your next marble cleaning, polishing or restoration job, contact us today!

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How to Care for Granite Floors or Countertops

Granite, whether used for a countertop or floors, makes a lovely addition to any South Florida home. It is a durable material that with the proper care will look great for a long time. In most cases, upon installation, your granite floor or countertop was sealed to help protect the stone from everyday use.  But with a little extra daily care, the granite will last a long time.

It is important to learn how to clean granite properly. The sealer that is applied to the granite can easily become damaged from a lot of commonly used household cleaners. Anything with citrus or bleach will cause the sealer to break down leaving the granite open to stains and damage.  So try and avoid anything like this or with high acidic content.

Steps to Simple Granite Cleaning

Granite cleaning is not a difficult task when a few simple steps are followed. The first step on how to clean granite is to wipe up any spills as soon as possible. Any substance that is acidic in nature will eat through the sealer if not wiped up quickly. Secondly, wipe up food particles with a damp kitchen sponge. This will clean up the mess without causing any scratches. For deep granite cleaning, use a cleaner specially made for granite. After a good cleaning, consider a granite conditioner to help restore the beautiful shine.

For more information on granite cleaning for larger areas including granite floors throughout your home, contact Classic Marble Restoration today for a FREE estimate.

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