Marble is a stunning natural stone that can be used throughout your home in a number of ways. Yet, that gleam of marble will fade overtime as the surface gets scratched and etched from wear and tear. If your marble countertops, vanities, and flooring are looking a little dull, it’s time to contact us for our marble stone polishing service.
What exactly is marble? Usually white or variegated in color, marble is really limestone that has been subjected to more heat and pressure. Throughout history, marble has been used to construct many wondrous works of art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s statue of David and the Taj Mahal.
Marble is commonly confused with granite. While both materials are natural stone taken from quarries, the components that make them up are different. Marble is a softer stone with pores that can absorb liquid. This is a downside that often leads to something called “etching.” Etching happens when you see dulled spots in the marble that are rough or pitted to the touch. Dullness results from acidic liquids or abrasive cleaning solutions.
Also, if you don’t maintain the marble in your kitchen or bathroom, that glorious shine will be lost faster than if you had routine cleanings and polishing scheduled.
“Wait, what do you mean marble has to be maintained?” you ask. “Isn’t it maintenance-free like granite?”
This is a myth that continues to confuse homeowners. Marble is porous, and that means you need to perform some upkeep to ensure the polished surface stays bright and that nothing is eating away at the stone’s surface.
Hiring a professional polishing service for the marble in your home is one step towards preventing damage that requires more extensive—and costly—repairs. If you would like to learn some simple marble cleaning and care tips to extend the life of your counters and floors, let us know!
The Marble Guys use cleaning and restoration methods that are sure to make you and your family say “wow!” when you see the end result. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and our team is always focused on safety, cleanliness, and courtesy.
Additionally, our highly trained and experienced technicians knows how to care of marble and all other kinds of stone. Our polishing process begins with a deep cleaning to get rid of the grit that is bound to build up over the months and years. We use cleaners approved for marble—nothing acidic or abrasive. This helps lift stains and discolorations away from the stone.
Then, in order to bring back the marble’s shine and smooth surface, we start honing the marble with a rotary floor machine. Once the scratches and etching has been buffed out, we begin polishing and buffing the marble. Buffing is also called crystallization, because it returns the mirror-like quality to the stone.
Lastly, we seal the marble surface to keep water, oils, and other corrosive liquids from seeping into the pores of the material. The industrial-strength sealants we use will also preserve the polished finish.
If your marble floors, countertops, or vanities have been damaged, talk to us about getting repairs done during the polishing service. The Marble Guys have an array of solutions for things like cracking, chips, lippage, and stains. We’ll get your marble looking new again—guaranteed.
Keep your marble looking fantastic and pristine with the Marble Polishing Service from the Marble Guys. We promise honest and quality service. With many years of experience and plenty of happy customers, you know your marble and other stone elements are in good hands.
Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Learn more about our marble or other stone cleaning and polishing services by giving us a call or filling out the online contact form.