Everything You Need to Know About the Marble Floor Restoration Process

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

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

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

Marble Floor Restoration Process – Step by Step Guide

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

  • Grinding
  • Honing
  • Polishing
  • Sealing

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

Step One- Grinding

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

Step Two – Honing

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

Step Three – Polishing

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

Step Four – Sealing

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

Keeping Your Marble Floor Clean and Shiny

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

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

 

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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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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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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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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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Maintaining Marble Floors

maintaining-marble-floorsMarble is the most beautiful stone used in various applications. You can make kitchen countertops, bathroom floors or even showers with marble. Marble is the most popular stone used in modern homes. It is true that marble is durable, but it can wear and get tarnished also. The belief that marble can be cleaned like other stones such as granite and natural stones is a big myth. Marble, being a softer stone, is susceptible to staining, chipping, and even breakage. Taking care of your marble products is crucial to keeping them looking great. You will want to maintain a consistent cleaning schedule. Marble polishing in Miami is a way to avoid those ugly scratches and tarnishes on the surface.

The Need for Marble Polishing

You need to care for your marble floors with the right products. Sand, other debris or dust particles that are rubbed on the surface may cause the marble to tarnish. Marble is also very susceptible to water spots. So, when the marble becomes wet, you need to wipe it immediately. If the marble is already dull, tarnished or withered, you will want to seek out professional marble polishing services. Our professionals will use the right equipment and products to conduct the polishing, which can go a long way to sustain the looks and enhance the life.

Finding The Right  Marble Polishing Company

When it comes to marble polishing, there are numerous companies in the market but at Classic Marble Restoration, we have the skills and years of experience. We can install marble floors as well as polish and restore them. If you prefer granite, we also provide do granite installation and restoration services also.

Marble polishing will provide a protective layer to ward off water marks, scratches, chemical etching, and stains. Restoring marble floors is one of the best investments you can make. Marble floors, although durable, they are also vulnerable. If there are cracks or chips in the marble, get it repaired or replaced.

Contact us today for a free estimate on marble polishing or marble restoration in Miami and throughout South Florida.

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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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