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:
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.