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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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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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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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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The Reasons for Obtaining Marble Restoration in Pembroke Pines

Marble restoration Pembroke PinesMarble is one of the most widely used materials anywhere. Be it a hospital, shopping mall, or five star hotel, the most ravishing and beautiful floors are made of marble. Modern home owners value marble because it is easy to install and maintain. After installing marble tile in your Pembroke Pines home or business, you should do your best to maintain the professional look. Keep the glow of the floor intact with professional marble restoration in Pembroke Pines.

Marble Loses Its Polish

When marble flooring receives stains, dust and etches, it automatically loses some of its natural glow and elegant look. This might not be preferred by most home owners. When floors lose their sheen and become discolored due to heavy foot traffic, only a professional team can handle the job of marble polishing. Our specialists help you get back that elegant look for your floor. To fight stain and etch issues we use diamond honing and process sealing to marble tile and make it look as clear as the day you bought it.

Turn Back the Clock on Your Marble Floors

Marble is a calcite-based stone that receives dull spots and etches very easily. The floors of your kitchen and bathroom receive the most spots because they are the places that remain wet most of the time. In addition, heavy products and chemical cleaning can erode the look of Miramar marble tiles. The good news is cleaning marble floors is not a tough task. Not when you have Classic Marble Restoration Inc. on your side.

Restore It Right (With Marble Restoration Pembroke Pines)

There are many household products that claim to restore marble tiles. Some of them contain acidic and harmful chemicals that deteriorate the life of your floors and countertops. They may make the surface prettier – for a time – but their result is not very impressive because they cannot use advanced techniques like professional marble restoration Pembroke Pines can.

Contact us today for an estimate on marble restoration in Pembroke Pines.

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About Miami Marble Restoration Service

Marble is widely used in residential and commercial buildings to have a stylish and elegant looking floor. However, it demands regular maintenance. Otherwise, floors may get cracks, and you need to hire a professional marble restoration service provider. There are some facts that you should know about this service before you plan to hire one. These tips can help you make the right decision about choosing the best Miami marble restoration service. The industry of marble restoration is a huge one and highly competitive. Thus, all the service providers want to get the best client list in this market.

Check Out the List of Services

It is important to check out the list of services provided by the company. Usually, a marble restoration company offers other multiple services like marble polishing, cleaning and sealing as well. With the advent of modern technologies, these companies started using the most advanced tools to do the job in a flawless manner. Some of them also offer maintenance services to their clients along with scratch removal and color enhancing service. In case you do not want to restore your old marble floor, but want to enhance its beauty, then you can consider hiring such kind of services from a reputed company.

Understanding Your Need

As a client, you also have some responsibility to obtain the best service from the service provider. You need to know what type of service you need. Check the floor carefully and ensure that it needs restoration and nothing else. There are other services as well that can help you to regain the beauty of the floors without changing the marbles. You can call your West Palm Beach marble restoration company and take their advice in that matter. Let the experts decide what will suit your floor best.

Try the Local Company

It is advisable that you should try a local company for this kind of service. You can communicate with them easily and can get enough information about their reputation and quality of service from your local sources. There are also professional Boca Raton marble restoration companies that offer services to the local clients at an affordable rate.

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Choose Floor Polishing in Boca Raton for Your Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo is better described as a composite material emptied in a place, or pre-molded and used in floorings and other things. It is made up of quartz, marble, granite, glass or any other variety of apt chips, sprayed, and emptied along with a binder. Terrazzo is ground, cured, and buffed to an even surface or else completed to generate a surface having a uniform texture. The finest way of preventing stains on terrazzo surfaces is by using a protective sealer for treating the surface.

Maintaining Terrazzo Floors

Terazzo is a variety of agglomerate flooring and companies offer the method of cleaning they use for marble. Terrazzo does need to be protected against wear but needs protection against stains and absorption. Any of the water-based or solvent-based impregnator has to be applied shortly following the honing and polishing of the terrazzo surface. The cement matrix absorbs this impregnating sealer, and so the pores get sealed. The sealer used fills up the pores and fends off anything that is spilled on the surface and thus gives the time needed for wiping it off completely.

Finding Floor Cleaning Companies

Have you ever engaged the services of a professional company that does terrazzo cleaning in Fort Lauderdale? If you have, you will know that this can be quite a chore. Looking up online for floor cleaning or floor polishing in Boca Raton returns many results that you must surf through. So what is the way of choosing the finest floor cleaning group that suits your budget and requirements? Try to find a company that has a great reputation for cleaning and restoring floors of marble and terrazzo and has been providing services of high quality for quite some time now.

Sincere Effort of Cleaners

There are several companies who have been offering specialized floor cleaning services in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton. They have a panel of sincere and steadfast floor cleaning technicians, and so are among the finest stone floor and marble floor cleaning companies. Besides floors cleaning services, they also offer a gamut of services. One of the services they offer is marble repair in Miami. Though this service involves quite a bit of work, the companies are adept at it.

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Marble Floor Cleaning In Palm Beach Offers Spotless Cleaning

Marble, being a calcite-based rock will scratch easily and get dull blemishes from most spills. Such marks usually appear when this stone is used in a damp area or in bathrooms or kitchens. Just as it is the case with hard surface materials, you must sweep and dust-wipe your terrazzo floors regularly to remove grit and added matter. You don’t want to use anything abrasive on this surface because you will damage the floor. Harsh products and chemicals having alcohol can also spoil the finish.

Marble Cleaning Process

However, if you have marble or terrazzo flooring in your house, you need not be concerned as there are several companies that specialize in marble floor cleaning in Palm Beach. These companies offer their services to commercial and residential buildings and employ a process involving several steps that start off with the elimination of stains and scratches by the use of a resin diamond. They follow this up by cleaning your floor with an exceedingly efficient 5X compound and wrap up by applying a liquid polish that will leave your floor shiny.

Assortment of Cleaning Services

Many of these companies are equally committed and skillful in an extensive assortment of cleaning services that range from upholstery cleaning to tile cleaning. They employ wet and dry techniques that are right for all sorts of upholstery in homes or offices. These companies also clean leather furnishings manually and use the handpicked commercial-grade cleaners for doing so. For carpet cleaning these companies pre-treat the carpets for stains and then use truck-mounted units. The same method is used for cleaning area rugs in residences.

More Services of Cleaners

Although these companies are renowned for doing marble and terrazzo cleaning in Fort Lauderdale by using a similar method of cleaning, they also offer some additional floor polishing services. The floor polishing services of these companies also consist of vinyl waxing and stripping and tile and grout cleaning in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami. If you are looking for an expert in floor polishing in Boca Raton, these companies are the best option. The professional technicians of such companies are skilled in high-tech marble floor cleaning services.

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