Marble Restoration and Polishing

Even marble floors which have stood the test of time and heavy foot traffic over many years can be brought back to life as good as new when they’re properly restored by an expert marble restoration service such as Love Marble. It doesn’t matter what the original Marble floor was made of, whether it was quarry tile, slabs of river rock or the smooth white exterior of your bathroom tile, they all go through the same marble restoration process. As with any other kind of stone flooring, natural stone flooring gets dirty and dull over time, just like everything else. This is why we do all we can to bring back the luster and vibrancy of this ancient floor surface.

There are a variety of different kinds of Marble tiles on the market today. Many floor tile manufacturers will produce a specific type of Marble tile that is more suited to a particular use, such as bathroom tiles or kitchen tiles. The colors, designs and patterns of different Marble tiles will all vary slightly, as each material has a slightly different composition. Most modern day Marble tiles are made from a very fine grained compressed form of Aluminum oxide. This results in the tiles being slightly darker than other common types of Marble tiles, which will help to give the dull marble surfaces of today’s flooring a bright, fresh look.

One of the best things about Marble tile is its durability and ability to maintain its shine for a very long time. In fact, many homeowners prefer Marble tiles over other forms of Flooring because they can sit around without much worry of staining or chipping, allowing the beauty of the Marble itself to shine through. However, there is more to Marble Restoration than just a shining surface… it also means restoring an antique or vintage item to its original beauty, as well as protecting the future healthiness of the item. Let’s explore some of the most common problems associated with the surfaces of your home, as well as how a professional Marble Restoration service can answer them.

Sealing the edges of your floor, furniture, shelving or walls in order to prevent staining – Most Marble tiles are finished with a polyester or acrylic liquid sealing agent, but this liquid is porous and can actually be eaten away by acidic substances such as juices or wines. In addition, the sealer may not always completely cover the edge, leaving a raised ring of uncoated bare metal around the edge. This exposed area can then be easily cleaned and restored to its former shine, making it a prime candidate for Marble restoration.

Lippage Removal – The process of removing the first step of a marble surface, the lap of the stone. Marble lippage removal is done in two different methods, with one being mechanical and the other chemical. Mechanical removal of a Lap of marble is achieved by using either a specialized tile saw or by using a chemical stripper. A mechanical removal method of Marble Restoration often requires the use of acids, such as hydrochloric acid, because it is the slowest method of Marble Restoration available. Chemical strippers are generally used by professionals because of their ability to be very selective and effective in breaking up the tough dirt and grease that can cover the lap of your marble surface.

There are many more specific techniques that can be used when Marble restoration or Marble polishing is needed. You should consult a local expert before trying any technique on your own. Some common techniques include the use of a diamond-tipped orbital sander, abrasive particles, abrasive pads, chemical strippers, and a variety of steam or water based products. While these techniques do provide a polished look, they can also leave unsightly scratches on your marble surface. If you are unsure of what technique you would like to use, or what method would best fit your desired finish, you should consult a local expert who may be able to guide you in the right direction.

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