Marble restoration of Miami is best done by professionals like us who has years of experience. Restoration is not something than cannot be done with a single action; instead it is a process that involves three steps namely cleaning, repair and polishing or buffing. When faced with a marble floor which has a dull surface, most homeowners think that all it needs is some cleaning. Apparently, this is not the right solution. Cleaning is great for dirty surfaces but for marble that has lost its deep shine, restoration is the answer.
Unlike limestone and granite which are both hard types of stone, marble is a soft stone. As time passes, it gets dull and scratches are very visible. The shine it had when it was newly installed might be gone by now. We know that this is a normal occurrence and we are delighted to educate our customers on what the stone surface really needs. Actually, marble must be polished to bring back the sheen it once had. Being experts in floor care, we can easily determine if the floor or countertop needs more than cleaning, thus needing restoration.
One of the mysteries of marble is that it can be mistaken for being dirty because it is not shiny. The truth is that it is not really filthy, the surface is only rough or full of scratches. The reflections are scattered on the coarse surface, giving the marble a dull look. On the other hand, a shiny surface is actually a smooth surface, reflecting the light from the sources producing a mirror-like, reflective effect. In conclusion, a dull marble simply needs some polishing and smoothing to bring back its reflective or glossy finish.
The deep shine and high gloss of newly installed or polished marbles can be achieved. The surface is rubbed with abrasives of different levels, starting with rough or coarse ones and continuing on to finer abrasives. Polishing marble is almost the same as sanding wooden surfaces. First we rub the marble with coarse grit abrasives with an electric floor polishing machine. Then we use finer abrasives, moving to finer ones until the surface of the marble is very smooth. In the beginning, the deep and big scratches are removed by the coarse grit abrasives and towards the end of the polishing process, the fine scratches are eliminated by the fine grit abrasives. We continue rubbing or buffing the surface until we reach a point where the scratches cannot be seen by our naked eye.
Professional restoration is still the best solution
Marble can be made shiny by making the surface as smooth as possible. Marble restoration of Miami should be left to a floor care company like ours. The process requires skills, knowledge, experience as well as the best materials and equipment. Restoration is actually a practical choice because you get three deals in one package. Your marble is cleaned, repaired and then polished – with results that will last for a long time. Get in touch with us now.