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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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Prepping Your Home For Summer Get-Togethers

Saying goodbye to the winter season has never been sweeter. And there’s no better way to greet the summer than with a quintessential BBQ. Summer is the season of pool parties, BBQs, and fun get-togethers with friends and family, so why not jump on the bandwagon and host a party of your own? Below we’ve listed a few great ways to get your home prepped and ready for your next summer festivity.

Summertime Fun

From beach days to time spent at the pool, the summer is the time where we get to relax a bit and enjoy the natural splendor of our environment. It’s also a season that gives those the perfect excuse to throw a summer get-together with friends and family.

For a summer filled with fun, soirees, here are a few ways you can prep your home for each occasion:

  • Start Cleaning: Whether you like to host your get-togethers outside on the patio or indoors, you want to make sure that each area is squeaky clean. For an excellent, outdoor clean, you’ll want to pull out your power washer. A power wash is an excellent way to get the tough dirt and grime from the winter season off of your home. With a nice, thorough power wash, the exterior of your home will be on its way to revitalization. For the interior of your home, there’s nothing like some dusting, sweeping, mopping, and organizing to get your home summer-ready!

 

  • Revive Your Natural Stone: Whether you have beautiful granite countertops or marble flooring, you want to make sure that they are party-ready for the summer season. Contact us for exceptional Fort Lauderdale marble restoration and marble polishing services. With bright, gleaming natural stone surfaces, you’ll be sure to wow guests at your summer get-togethers.

 

  • Scrub the Grill: Your grill has been in hibernation for the past few months and may need some tender, love, and care before it’s grilling-season ready. Sometimes, the best way to clean your grill is to light it and let it sit for a few minutes. Once hot enough, it’ll be easier for your to scrub off the dirt and grime. Another efficient way of cleaning your grill is to take off the grates and let them soak in warm water and soap. Once clean, it’s safe to fire it up and start grilling some delicious BBQ!

 

  • Get Decorating: Fun decorations are an excellent way to bring your summer BBQs to life. To add some sparkle to your backyard, consider investing in a set of string lights to hang around your patio area. You can also head over to your local home furnishing and decor store and find summer-themes plates and napkins for your guests to use. Maybe a pineapple pool float or two? The possibilities for decorating are endless!

With these prepping tips, your home will be ready for all the fun, summertime activities in no time!

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The 10 Biggest Interior Design Trends of 2018

2017 boasted quite a few unique style trends that many homeowners and interior designers fell in love with. However, with the start of 2018, we will be seeing a lot of 2017’s fabulous trends being put to rest, only to be replaced with a new set of bright and bold home decor trends. To start off the new year, Houzz, the home remodeling and design network, gave their predictions for the top interior design trends that are going to be making waves during 2018.

After conducting research, speaking to industry experts, and carefully examining trends on social media, here are the 10 interior design trends that Houzz believes designers and homeowners will be implementing in their homes this year:

1. Colorful Kitchens

In previous years, white kitchens have made a bold, but elegant statement within homes. However, as we roll into 2018, white kitchens are soon to be a trend of the past. Experts say that colorful kitchens will be more popular this year. To bring color to the kitchen, more warm wood tones will be incorporated into flooring and other elemental features. Additionally, more neutral colors such as greys and blues will be used on kitchen walls for a warm feel.

 

2. Rich Colors

Neutral tones might be taking a back seat for the rich colors that are expected to shine in 2018. Designers claim that more warm greys, caramels, and earthy tones of yellow, red, and green are going to be used in wall decor, furniture, and accent pieces in homes

3.Natural Stone Sinks

lthough the modern Farmhouse style is still going to be present in 2018, designers state that white and stainless steel sinks will be making an exit. Their replacement: natural stone. Natural stone sinks will be making their way into kitchens and bathrooms this year, boasting beautiful, rustic themes. More and more sinks will be fashioned out of concrete, stone, and granite.

4. Floral & Tropical Prints

This trend skyrocketed in 2017 and is one that homemakers and interior designers are not ready to part with. Houzz predicts that we will be seeing a lot more of the ethnic floral and tropical prints with an emphasis on big, bright, and bold.

5. Vintage Lighting

This year, vintage light fixtures, lanterns, pendants, sconces, and chandeliers will be making a retro appearance this year. However, the experts at Houzz believes that many vintage lighting pieces will be created by crafty homeowners.

6. Bucket Sinks

Just another example of the ever-trending Farmhouse look, Houzz experts claim that bucket and trough sinks will be featured quite often this year. These sinks are deep and wide and provide homeowners with great durability and unique, rustic style.

7. Concrete Accents

The modern look will never be a trend of the past and concrete accents are here to add to it. Concrete accents will be featured in flooring, countertops, home decor accessories, and much more.

 

8. Millwork

Millwork, or reclaimed wood are coming back into popularity and design experts expect to see it used as elegant DIY pieces.

9. “Wallpaper-esque” Backsplashes

Kitchen and bathroom backsplashes are a common design element that adds bold color and design to bring the room to life. Designers expect to see more contemporary tiles that look similar to wood, resin, fabric, and wallpaper being used this year.

10. Modern Bedrooms

Minimalism in master bedrooms is a trend to keep an eye out for this year. Designers claim that more neutral tones will be incorporated into bedrooms as well as soft fabrics and simple furniture pieces (sources)

 

As we glide through 2018, keep your eye out for these fashionable home trends.

 

 

 

 

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The Most Expensive Flooring In The World

Flooring adds a unique feel to a space and can truly bring out the beauty of a property.

We all know that marble and other natural stones do not come cheap but you’d be surprised to find out the cost of one particular type of flooring

Pietra Firma Luxtouch Tiles

The priciest tile in the world is called Pietra Firma Luxtouch Tiles and these tiles costs$1,000,000 per square meter.

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Why So Expensive?

Every square meter of this tile is inlaid with:

  • More than 1000 diamonds
  • 2400 pieces of mother of pearl
  • 400 pieces of abalone shell
  • 500 pieces of black onyx

The tile creates a look that is incomparable to any other tile in the world due to its unique composition. Since the elements within the stone are slightly raised above the surface, the tactile effect when walking on them adds to the uniqueness of it. The tile will only be used in five projects globally, being exclusive and extremely rare, not to mention expensive.

This one-of-a-kind tile made its debut during the Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo. With its intricate detailing and exceptional artistry, this creation most definitely begs a second glance. The limited edition flooring is the definition of luxury and boasts uncompromising thought to detail. High-end consumers find unmatched ambience in this posh tile as it adds a high level of atmosphere to a room.

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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