If you’ve lost the luster from your marble floors from everyday wear and tear, it’s time to call Mega Marble for our special polishing systems. You too, can enjoy the luxury of finely polished marble in your home or office at a price that you can afford.
We at Mega Marble offer professional expert advice in restoring all types of natural stones to a mirror like sheen. There is an improved system that will leave you marble sparkling like new. This advanced system is dust free, less abrasive and preserves the integrity of your marble with a shinning quality that will amaze you.
Our estimates are free and we guarantee professional quality for the following services: cleaning, polishing, honing, repairing, sealing, scratch removal, stain removal, and crystallizing.
The Necessary Marble Surface Maintenance Practices
Marble is a natural stone formed from recrystallized carbonate minerals. The carbonate minerals are calcite grains, and that is why it is possible to polish marble surface. Marble is a valuable and beautiful finish. There are two types of marble surfaces: the natural marble and the culture marble. Marble is a porous stone and has a soft texture. Therefore, the stone becomes dull with time due to exposure to spills and dirt. In addition, marble floor obtains scratches due to friction from shoes and other abrasive materials. You can restore the luster by carrying out the following processes.
Polishing Marble Tiles
Polishing is the process of attaining a natural shine on the marble surface. You use abrasives like diamond grit to refine the surface. Thereafter, you use powder abrasives in order to achieve an ultimate polish. You use the abrasive powder together with floor machine. You work the powder into slurry using water and cloth until the floor attains the polish. Thereafter, you eliminate the excess slurry using a wet vacuum. The outcome is a polished marble surface.
Grinding Marble Tiles
Grinding is the process of restoring the original shine on the marble surface using diamond discs. In other words, grinding is a sanding process that removes large components of the stone using different grits of diamond. You can start with coarse grit diamond and then finish with fine grit in order to obtain a perfect finish. You can use grinding procedure if the marble has deep stains or scratches. Furthermore, you can grind the floor is you want to obtain a fresh look.
Sealing Marble Tiles
Sealing makes the marble surface non-porous. It prolongs the life of the marble surface and improves its efficiency. Sealing process involves application of sealant on the marble surface. Consequently, the sealant prevents the absorption of liquid spills into the surface. Typically, liquid spills can cause damage to the marble once they infiltrate into the stone. Therefore, sealing prevents the absorption process in marble and granite stones. The sealant material requires re-application after one or two years for maximum effectiveness.
Crystallization Marble Tiles
Crystallization is the process of spraying fluid on the surface and then buffing it in steel wool beneath a buffing machine. You can use this process to polish the marble surface and maintain the shine for a long period. However, this process can harden the stone because of the chemical created after heating the steel wool during the crystallization. Consequently, the hardened floor becomes vulnerable to wear and tear.
Maintenance of a Marble Surface
In order to protect the marble surface from staining, dulling or scratching, you should do a regular maintenance. Restoring the entire surface is costly, and, therefore, you can carry out constant maintenance in order to avoid unnecessary cost. The above-mentioned processes can restore the shine of the stone for a long time.