Know Your Marble

Marble Cleaning, Restoration, Repair and Polishing

What is Marble

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Marble Rock

Marble is metamorphic rock, it started as limestone in a lake bed or riverbed being exposed to extreme heat and pressure as the limestone move deeper into the Earth, causing the minerals in the rock recrystallize. Mined marble looks like a regular rock, large blocks are quarried and cut into slabs for counter tops or processed as marble tiles for floors or walls.

Marble is a calcite composed of mostly calcium and therefore very sensitive to acidic products or chemicals. These types of chemicals should not be used in cleaning marble surfaces or near marble. Marble is a versatile and durable natural stone with a vast array of colors and texture to choose from. Marble tiles can be cut to any sized and thickness and finished in matte, honed, semi honed or polished finish. This versatility, make marble a preferred decorating surface for any part of the house or commercial property. With all this elegance and prestige, there are certain cautions that need to be kept in mind when selecting and installing marble.

Marble Care Maintenance

The polish marble on marble will stay on for ever if it is not exposed to wrong cleaning products and abrasion. Marble is a soft rock and prone to scratching, normally, high traffic areas such as kitchen, hallways and main entry show traffic wear. Caution must be taken when moving furniture or any type of object on a marble surfaces, proper use of floor mats on marble floors is a must to avoid traffic wear. Floor mats should be part of your marble floor care program. Marble is porous and can stain very easily. Ensure that your marble surfaces are properly sealed.

If your marble has been exposed to any acidic products or has lost its original beauty and luster, feel confident in calling Specialized Floor Care Services Co. for an in house evaluation. We use time proven methods, along with trade specific marble cleaning products and state of the art equipment to safely clean, seal, polish or repair your marble floor, marble counter top or marble shower

How is Marble Polished

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Professional Marble Technician

When your marble floor or marble counter top is starting to show wear and regular marble cleaning methods fail, it may be time to call a professional natural stone restoration company.

In order to remove the dull and scratches from a marble floor, the marble floor has to be sanded with diamond abrasives. The process and steps used to polish marble floors depends on the condition of the marble floor:

  • Floor is dull with deep scratches and excessive lippage – when a marble floor is in this condition, the floor has to be ground using metal diamond abrasives, follow honing and final polishing.
  • Floor is dull with some scratches – low grit honing, finer honing and final polishing
  • Floor is dull with very little scratches – honing and final polish

Specialized Floor Care Services is the company of choice. With 10 years of experience in natural stone restoration, marble repair, marble cleaning, sealing and installation. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if we do not meet your expectations, you owe us nothing!!


Hire Marble Contractor

Tips to Hire a Marble Contractor

We look to hire a marble contractor that is experienced and responsible.  When a marble contractor is hired to restore marble floors, marble counter tops, statues or other natural stone surface, owners are often brought to understand that the previous marble contractor who did the marble job originally did not perform a quality marble installation.  At that point, it is too late to complain. The best time to have concerns for a tile setter or marble contractor is before the work begins and right after the marble project is completed.

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Professional Marble Technician

Marble contractors who restore marble see all the mistakes and poor workmanship that comes from installers who aren’t properly trained or do not have the exacting standards necessary to be good tile setters.  A job that a re-finisher may have thought was just cleaning and resealing can become much more involved based on the marble contractor’s performance who preceded them.

What Causes a Poor Quality Marble Job

A good marble floor installation starts with a structurally sound, leveled and flat sub floor.  An experienced school trained marble contractor understands the requirement for preparing a floor for marble installation.

Most experienced marble tile setters will insist on a flat surface in order to begin the marble installation, specially  in older homes, where floor joists and supporting walls and columns have settled.   Such problems should be made evident to the owner or end user as to what can be expected after tiles are put in place if they are installed on the existing surface as is.

Neglecting to take proper sub floor preparation can lead to excessive lippage requiring grinding, honing and polishing the floor after installation.

Recognizing problems is key when selecting a tile setter, and seeing other work they have completed is recommended.

Some common problems in a marble installation are:

  1. Grout line spacing – grout line should be 1/16 to 1/8 inch grout line
  2.  Type of Grout – For polished marble, an unsanded grout is a must.  Ensure that the grout being used is from an unopened container and if several containers of the same color grout are going to be used, premix all the containers to obtain consistent grout color.
  3. Lippage – Occurs when some tiles are higher than the others and some cases create a trip hazard
  4. Thinset or thick set application – Too little thinset can cause the tile to come loose and break.  Ensure that a white thinset is use when setting natural stone tiles
  5. Color and pattern coordination – For large floor or wall areas, the marble tiles should be dry set to ensure that a consistent look is achieved.

Selecting a Marble Contractor

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Marble Restoration Contractor

One of the best ways to choose a marble contractor is to start with a choice of at least three who are recommended by someone knowledgeable in the industry. The recommendation might be from a marble materials supplier or a local contractor who builds homes or commercial buildings and has marble contractors they use regularly.

Be wary of considering a marble contractor based only on second hand information. If at all possible, visit some locations where the marble contractor has installed tiles and gather your own opinion of the workmanship.

Ask for references of satisfied customers and follow through by calling or meeting with them. Don’t be afraid to ask about any problems that might have transpired after the work was done, especially if callbacks were necessary.

If you get a chance to inspect work performed by marble contractors, look for chipped or broken tiles that might indicate improper bedding. Also check grout joints as well as high and low corners. Seeing the tile project in person is preferred over the viewing of pictures if possible.

If you are looking to hire a marble contractor with a tile setter who is supplying both labor and material, check on the cost for materials independently to be confident that the price you are getting is competitive. If you have three marble contractors pricing the marble installation job, be sure that each one prices the same thing. If there is demolition to do prior to the marble being set, make sure it is addressed in the bid.

Choose a tile setter based on price, satisfied customers, quality of previous work, and your own judgment of character. If you make the right decision, you shouldn’t expect to hear what the marble contractor did wrong when you need restorative marble work done in the future.

Differences in Marble and Granite

How is Marble different from Granite

Everyone seems to have a preference for one or the other regarding marble or granite. Marble has the distinctive veining that makes it much different visually than its counterpart. Granite has a distinctive look too, and it comes in many colors and hue variations. There are some variances that make the use of one or the other more appealing in certain applications.

Granite ranks as one of the hardest materials found naturally on earth, and it comprises much of the rock formation all over the world.

Granite Applications

Granite is used most often for kitchen countertops when natural stone is desired. The reason why is quite simple; it resists stains, heat, acids, and scratches. Most of the situations that occur in a kitchen environment are of no consequence to granite.

It guards against acids in fruits, heat from hot pans, cuts of knife blades, and the penetration of most chemicals. Although it is not impenetrable, it presents about the best countertop choice that can be made when considering its resistance and durability.

When comparing marble and other natural stone to granite,  most authorities agree that granite is the better choice for use outside, marble will become scratched and stained so much easier. This hasn’t detracted from the use of marble by architects in historic building exteriors though.

While granite is a primary choice for kitchen countertops, some people prefer different materials for the flooring in the same room. It is quite complimentary to stay with granite on the floors too, using a honed finish instead of the buffed and shiny one on the countertops. Because of the possible range of colors, the floor appearance can still be very different from the look on the counters.

Marble Applications

Marble is often considered to be the more beautiful natural stone, and it is seen more often in baths than in kitchens. It is more susceptible to staining from vinegar, tomatoes, lemons, wine, and some cleaners than granite is. Mildew removers and other chemicals can dull the finish and give marble a hazy appearance.

In bathrooms marble holds up very well with a moderate amount of care. Sealing as necessary generally provides enough protection from most of the elements that harm its surface as long as proper rules of use are maintained.

Marble is a popular flooring material because of it beauty and adaptability to fit in with just about any type décor or color scheme. The colors marble is found in are perfect for the interior decorator because they are not obtrusive no matter what direction the designer might choose to go. Marble can serve as the focal point of a room or fade into the background, depending on the designer’s preference.

For tub and shower surrounds, it is hard to beat marble for beauty and elegance. Choosing the proper cleaners and making sure that the marble is sealed once or twice a year is all that is needed to keep the marble looking great for many years.

Choosing Between Marble and Granite

There is no reason to assume that marble can only go in certain places and granite must go in others. Aside from the fact that marble is more susceptible to certain conditions than granite, people use both materials in similar applications.

Either provides a great looking finish for whatever application it is used in, and both are more durable than most other materials. Whether marble is your favorite or granite is the top choice, both add beauty and value to any property where they are used.

Sealing Marble

Sealing Marble Floors, Marble Counter Tops, or Marble Showers

Many do-it-yourselfers assume they can seal their own marble just as well as a professionals stone restoration contractor can, but they may not know what type of marble sealer to use or how to apply it properly.

The purpose of marble sealers is to protect your marble surface from spills and soiling.  A properly sealed marble floor, marble counter top or marble shower last longer and is much easier to clean.

Marble needs to be sealed for its protection and to keep unwanted elements from settling into the surface, but some marbles will absorb very little sealer. For that reason, it is best to obtain a professional opinion as to what should be done with any marble surface.

Here are some are some of the main concerns when sealing marble.

Marble Surface Preparation

It is important for any coating material to bond completely with whatever surface it is covering. The only way that this can happen is if the material is cleaned of all foreign matter prior to application.

While it is possible to provide a coating of sealer that may appear acceptable on the marble without taking the time to clean it, the job will be inferior and lead to problem areas because of the foreign matter preventing complete bonding of the marble surface with the sealer.

Marble may seem to be smooth and impenetrable, but it is a porous material, which allows for microscopic materials to settle into it. If you are sealing a surface of any type, whether it is a floor or a kitchen counter, you do not want bacteria and other unwanted components left trapped under the sealer. Professional re-finishers will tell you that cleaning is one of the most important parts in any finishing process.

The type of materials used for cleaning are very important also. Some marble cleaning products leave a residue behind that is not compatible with the sealing materials used. An oily material left on the marble surface will not allow the sealer to bond with the marble. Cleaning must be done thoroughly and the surface must be rinsed completely to remove any residue if a proper finish is to be applied.

Marble should be cleaned with a neutral pH cleaner. This is necessary so the integrity of the marble is maintained while the impurities are removed.

Sealer Application

It is necessary to understand the kind of sealer needed for marble because the wrong one will not only provide little protection, it will not adhere properly. It is also important to note that all marble does not absorb the same amount of sealant because the porosity is different from one marble surface to another. Some surfaces may take very little sealer and others may act like a sponge.

Before applying a sealer, it is best to level the surface of the marble. If it is installed as a floor or counter top, hopefully it will be level enough that the sealant used will not run to a lower area before it has time to dry sufficiently. This brings up another factor in applying a sealant, which is allowing time for it to dry.

Be sure to read how long it takes the sealing materials to set, and then allow a little more time to be sure that variances in humidity, temperature, and viscosity can be taken into consideration. Using the marble too soon after sealing will limit the quality of the application and the length of time before resealing will be required.

Marble is a valuable investment in both homes and businesses, and its continued beauty and usefulness is the result of proper care. It is much better to seek someone qualified to care for your marble who knows when it needs sealing rather than experiment with it by performing the work yourself.

Marble in the Kitchen

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Mable is such practical, beautiful and versatile stone that it can be used in any part of the home; specially when is used as kitchen marble for countertops or kitchen floors.

Complementing your kitchen decor with marble is considered to be very elegant and trendy.  Marble lends itself as a practical countertop, floor or wall material.   It can be used as kitchen floor cover and as a backslash, tiles or marble mosaics.

Long are the days when the average home owner would consider using marble for their kitchens.  As the price of marble and its installation become more affordable and the material more available, more and more people are becoming daring and bold with their kitchen design and are incorporating marble into their kitchen design.

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Kitchen Marble Countertop

Kitchen Marble Countertop

Marble can be found in large slabs in thicknesses of 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick for countertops. The variation of colors and combination of are endless.  Marble can used in combination with granite, limestone, bluestone, soapstone or other kitchen countertop material.

Use of marble as a marble kitchen countertop material deserves some careful considerations.  Although marble is a rock, it is a very soft rock and prone to scratching.  Marble is very sensitive to acid and does not like everyday kitchen products such as vinegar, soda, citrus juice, wine, salad dressing, tomatoes, and the list goes on.  For daily cleaning, we must be careful to use neutral cleaners specifically formulated to be used on marble.

Kitchen Marble Floors

An interior designer or architect can have a field day selecting marble tiles to design a kitchen marble floor.  Marble is very easy to incorporate in an overall kitchen design.  As a finish look, a designer can play with the different colors and mix families of marble to get that special pattern and color combination.

When selecting marble for a kitchen floor, strong emphasis and consideration should be placed on the upkeep of the floor.  As stated before, marble is very sensitive to acidic products and prone to scratch.  With high traffic, it can become dull and soiled very quickly.

Combining granite or wood with marble in the kitchen floor is not recommended.  At some point, the marble in the kitchen floor will have to be refinished by a stone restoration professional.  Having these types of materials will make the restoration more of a challenge that some restoration professionals may not be willing to tackle.

If you already have marble installed in your kitchen, you may want to give us a call!  We are experienced marble restorers and for over 10 years have been restoring the marble in the kitchens of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire kitchens.

Marble Chip and Scratch Repair

Marble Chip Repair – Marble is very soft and can be fragile.  Caution must be taken when moving larger marble pieces such as statues or furniture.  heavy objects on floor and counter tops should have felt protecting pads on the bottom.  Moving these objects can scratch the marble surface.

Fortunately, most of the marble damage can be repaired by professional natural stone restoration company.  There are several methods and products used to make quick and most times permanent repairs to broken marble pieces or deep scratches on marble.

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Marble Top Repair

A knife grade epoxy mixed with matching colorant is used to repair broken marble pieces such as table tops, statues, fireplace and other marble accent pieces.

The example on the left is a repair of a marble vanity top that was broken during delivery.  We used a stone epoxy mixed with colorant to match the general vanity top color.

The broken pieces were glued together to the vanity top.  The epoxy residue was sanded smooth and polished with stone sandpaper followed with final polishing.

Deep scratches on marble can be repaired by mixing a flowing stone epoxy with with colorant if needed.  This type of epoxy comes in liquid form and takes longer to set and cure.  Light scratches can be sanded using diamond abrasives or stone sanding paper and polish to suit.

Floors that are heavily scratched with foot traffic, should be restored using special polishing machines equipped with diamond polishing disks.  This process is more involved and requires expertise.

Specialized Floor Care Services has over 10 years of experience in restoration natural stone surfaces such as marble.  We guarantee our work 100%.  Please visit our portfolio page for list of completed projects.


What is Marble

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Marble Rock

What is Marble?

The word marble is from the Greek word that translates to “shining stone.” Natural marble comes from the metamorphism of carbonate, sedimentary rocks. Typically, these are dolomite or limestone. During the metamorphism, re-crystallization occurs in the carbonate mineral grains.

The rock that is produced through this process has interlocking carbonated crystals. The original sedimentary structures of the rock as it existed prior to this change are often destroyed or changed.

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Rojo Coralito Marble

Why Colors Occur

The color of marble has much to do with impurities present when the metamorphism of the stone begins. Dolomite and limestone that contain very little silicate become the purer white marbles. All the swirls present in colored marbles are the result of the impurities in the rock layers. These mineral impurities that affect the marble’s color include sand, iron oxides, chert, clay, and silt.

A marble that results in a green color has high magnesium limestone content. It can also begin with dolomite containing impurities such as silica. When a rock goes through a metamorphism, it has high temperatures and intense pressures applied to it. This causes crystallization of the impurities, which makes them mobile and liquid. When the heated rocks cool down, the impurities are positioned in new areas of the stone and have different colors.

White marble was the choice of sculptors from ancient times. There are several reasons for this. First, the consistency of the material is more uniform so that it is less likely to shatter at weakened areas. White marble is a relatively soft stone, which allows for easier chiseling and shaping.

In construction, marble contains serpentine, calcite, or dolomite that can be polished. Any dimension stone for support of structures or as design features is given the designation of “marble” if it is composed of calcitic rock.

Artificial Marble

Modern marble installed in homes and businesses is sometimes an artificial product. This is called “cultured marble” which denotes it is manmade. It begins with marble dust that is combined with resins and cement to produce a dense product for counter tops and other surfaces.

The technical explanation of cultured marble is a cast polymer, which is a mixture of unsaturated polyester resin. This contains color pigments and inorganic particles. There are also cultured forms of granite, onyx, and other stones. Each is based on the materials that are added to the polymers. Engineered calcium carbonates are applied to yield cultured marble.

Cultured Marble Surfaces

A blend of polyester resin, fillers, pigments, and a catalyst produce cultured marble surfacing. These are combined and poured into a predesigned mold and allowed to set and harden.

Afterwards, a gel coat seals the product and gives it a smooth surface and shine. The gel coat is a very tough polymer, resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. It is also non-porous so bacteria and germs cannot penetrate the surface.

Manufacturers of cultured products have their own standards and formulas that yield a similar look from one product to another. Colors and design are maintained so that customers can choose a range, which varies slightly from one application to another. The catalyst causes a chemical reaction that produces the hardened polymer.

The cultured marble has to stay inside the mold for several hours to harden before it can be removed, trimmed, ground, and polished to design specifications. Upon inspection, the marble is ready for use on countertops and other surfaces.

What to Look for in Marble Installation

Marble Installation

One way to understand what a good marble installation looks like is to see a bad one. Unfortunately, there are many tile installations that are not done properly, and the end user doesn’t realize there are problems until some time has passed.

At the very beginning, the marble that is used has a direct bearing on the quality of the finished floor. There are grades of perfection in tiles that have to do with how exact the sizes match and how consistent they are to being perfectly square. If cheap tiles are bought at the beginning, the tile setter may not be totally at fault for a poor finished product.

Existing Conditions

The first concern before marble is delivered to a flooring job is the condition of the floor where it will be installed. Wood framed floors may have structural members that are not true and straight. It is difficult to compensate for severe imperfections in a mastic bed under marble tiles. A good installer will check to see if the floors are in an acceptable condition before beginning to lay marble tile and do not be surprised if the professional installer will say “I do not want to take this job”!

When the floors do not have problems that warrant any special preparation, the flooring contractor accepts that situation, which then makes him the responsible party for the finished product.

Before laying the first tile, the tile setter must determine how the pattern fits into the room. Nothing is more distracting in a square room as to have the margins different from one parallel wall to another. Tile should be laid out so that the width of the tile on one wall is the same across the way when all the tiles are in place.

Proper Spacing

As tiles are set, they are spaced equally apart from each other and the corners are lined to the same plane so that no corners are left to rise higher or sink lower than others do. Marble is traditionally set with a grout joint of 1/16th inch so that the tiles are very close together and any variation in height becomes very obvious.

A common installation problem with marble and other natural stone is referred to as “lippage.” This causes a trip hazard because tiles are not all flush. If this is a problem with your natural stone floor, a professional restorer can grind, hone, and polish the floor as needed to remedy the hazard.

After the mastic sets to hold tiles to the floor, there should be no noticeable difference in spacing between any of the tiles. If the tile setter did the job properly, there should be no mastic coming out in the grout joints. If it does, it has to be cleaned out to leave space for the grout.

Grout Application and Protection

On polished marble it is best and recommended to use unsanded grout to a 1/16 inch grout line.  Using sanding grout on polished marble is not advisable since the sand in the grout can scratch the polished finish on the marble tile.

Marble contractor must ensure that great emphasis is placed on the final cleaning of the marble installation.  If grout haze is left on the tile, it would make the entire job look undesirable and it will be difficult to remove from the marble installation.

After grout is applied and dries, the color should be uniform throughout the tile floor. The marble should be cleaned so there are no dull areas on the surface. Depending on the type of grout used, it may need to be sealed to complete the installation.

Protection of the finished floor is important if other trades must come through the area after its completion. People pulling, sliding, and rolling heavy items over the floor can make even a quality installation unsightly.

Thoroughly Examine Finished Job

A quality marble floor installation should be finished up before being turned over to the owner by buffing and applying a sealer to protect the finish. If mastic can be seen coming from through the grout or corners of the tiles are chipped, it is not a good marble installation.

Selecting Marble for Your Project

Which Marble is Best?

There is a wide range of materials used for marble related construction. Selecting the one that is right for every application doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you select the right marble for your project.

Floor Treatments in Entrance Areas

Marble floors are very beautiful and give a regal look to any room in which they are installed, and it is important to match the type of surface with how an area will be used. A formal entrance area is often a favored location for a smooth high gloss marble floor that makes quite an impression on visitors.

Marble in Bathrooms

Marble is a popular choice in bathroom floors, walls, shower enclosures, vanity tops, and on Jacuzzi tub surrounds. The marble can be high polished or honed for a calmer and more subtle finish. Because of the wide variety of color choices in marble, it blends well with just about any decor.

Accent Marble Pieces

Marble is often a choice for windowsills, mantels, and fireplace surrounds. Some of the marble fireplace surround choices are quite impressive, including ornate hand carvings in antique gold calcium or two toned contrasting colors.

Many people have concerns over installing a product as luxurious as marble in a fireplace area because it subjects it to soot, smoke, chips, and scratches. Fortunately, periodic cleaning, sanding, inspection, repair, and polishing of a marble fireplace surround return it to its original beauty.

Marble in the Kitchen

Kitchen countertops are a traditional use for marble and make quite an impression in the room overall. Kitchen islands are another location you might want to consider installing marble.

Marble is more porous than granite and it is subject to stains, but if properly maintained it will last forever and many still prefer its value and appearance over granite countertop surfaces.

Exterior Uses of Marble

In centuries past, marble was cut into large stones that were structural and used to build many types of commercial structures. To add a distinctive and classical appeal to the exterior of residential and commercial buildings, marble panels are often introduced as highlighted areas or entire exterior walls.

Most applications on exteriors today are large tiles set in special mastic to secure them to a masonry or stucco wall.

Choosing Marble

There are some who lean toward the pure classic elegance of white marble and there are those who like the sleekness of black. But those are not the only choices; colored marbles are very impressive and the choice depends primarily on the look you are trying to achieve.

Other choices to consider regarding marble concern the finish. Polished marble has a high shine and is more formal in appearance. Honed marble gives a softer look than polished marble and is more casual in appearance.

Another consideration when choosing marble is that being a natural stone, no two pieces are alike. This makes every marble installation unique which is another reason why it is valued so highly in so many different applications. Marble has been around for centuries, and it will never go out of style.

How is Marble Polished

How is Marble Polished?

Polishing is an important part of caring for marble surfaces. How often this is necessary is dependent on how much a surface is used. A heavy traffic area of marble flooring will need a refresher much more often than a countertop in a little used bathroom.

Clean Marble Surfaces First

Before any restoration or polishing can be attempted on marble, it should be cleaned and inspected for deep scratches or any other damage. Floors can be expected to be much dirtier than countertops are, so cleaning is a very large part of the polishing process. Cleaning is not a difficult job when it is done with enough regularity to keep heavy buildup off the marble.

Neutral cleaners are best for all natural stone surfaces and do not damage the polish or dull the surface. Wax buildup will take away from the luster of the marble’s shine, as will soaps. Thoroughly cleaning and buffing marble will keep it looking good for a long time.

During cleaning, it will be obvious what the condition of the marble is. A visual inspection may reveal the stone to be in need of attention.

 Removing Scratches from Marble and Polishing

No matter how well marble is maintained, there comes a time when it needs a refresher. It is always best to use a professional for resurfacing and bringing back the beauty of floors, countertops, and other marble surfaces because marble polishing takes special equipment and expertise.

In many cases, refinishing and polishing returns a better floor or countertop than was installed originally. For instance, if the installer allowed the corners to be mismatched so that some were higher than others (lippage), grinding and polishing can feather those corners to match exactly.

Generally, marble must be refinished because of small scratches that have slowly worn away the shine. Floors especially have this problem because of grit from foot traffic. In some cases, heavy items pulled across the floor will dig deep grooves into the natural stone.

The professional refinisher uses diamond abrasive grinders to restore the surfaces to one uniform level and prepare them for polishing. The amount of damage that the surface has suffered determines the extent of the grinding. After grinding the surface to remove scratches, honing buffs the surface smoother and prepares it for the final polishing.

 Materials to Add Shine to Marble

The professional has natural finishes to apply that restore the shine marble had originally. Using the correct products for the polishing is critical to the longevity of the finish and the marble itself. Some contractors use a crystallizing agent that looks fine at the start, but eats away at the marble over time. This is one of the primary reasons to have a trained professional polish your marble floors and other natural stone surfaces.

Some acrylic finishes may be safe to apply to a marble floor after it is polished, and these may help to maintain the shine longer and keep some of the scratches from reoccurring, but any such materials should be approved by the contractor who refinishes the marble.

Polishing marble makes it look great and brings out its natural beauty and shine. Deep scratches and areas where the finish has become dull require a professional to restore and polish them to the same look they had when they were new.