Are your marble surfaces old and weathered? Missing the fabulous sheen on those once-pristine floors and walls? While the beauty of marble walls, floorings and countertops are unmatched, conserving that appeal requires proper care. Learn all about the issues that plague your marble and the benefits that photofinishing renewing processes can bring about!
- Etching & Staining
Etching refers to chemical burns that occur on your marble surfaces when the calcium carbonate chemically reacts with acidic chemicals,dissolving the surface. This typically appears on areas counterintelligence, marble island tops, dining table tops, and bathroom vanity tops, as they are more prone to spillages from citrus-based juices, wine, vinegar, and also exposed to cleaning products. Along with that, unsealed marble wall panels and floorings enable most fluids to permeate the pores of the stone causing stains. However, stains will not affect the finish of the stone, only the coloring and appearance of your marble.
Marble is a relatively porous material, which grants its elegant look. However, this makes it soft and fragile, therefore being more susceptible to scratches. This can be especially unsightly when incurred on marble living, dining and bathroom floorings.
To counteract these issues and conserve the elegance of your marble floor and wall tiles, repolishing in a timely manner is crucial. This process not only combats common problems, it also increases your marble’s density while reinforcing its durability, thus preventing further damage like cracks or chips. Well-maintained luxury marble floorings and walls are also more resistant to previously harmful substances like oil and dust, making it a breeze to clean.
Getting Rid of Etching (Before)
Getting Rid of Etching (After)
Removal of Stains (Before)
Removal of Stains (After)
Removal of Stains (Repolishing Process)
Elimination of Scratches (Before & After)
Treating your marble floor home with care also has benefits that go beyond the surface! In such warm and humid climates like Singapore’s,renewed marble prevents harmful bacteria and other fungal growth from manifesting. Moreover, these reinforced surfaces repel those vexing pests like cockroaches, lizards and ants!
When should you seek help repolishing your marble? Consider the following factors when deciding!
- How often do you use the room?If it’s a frequently used room like the living and dining room or a bedroom,you’d want to have all marble surfaces in tip-top condition, preserving their immaculate appearance.
- How often and how much does it cost to polish?Marble is a luxury material, with the costs guaranteeing the quality. It’s recommended to re polish and apply an impregnating stone sealer to your surfaces every five to ten years or before the sale of the house in order to expand its lifespan.
- What type of marble is your surface? Figure out whether your marble is more soft or harder in nature. A softer marble is more prone to damage and requires more frequent polishing in order to keep up its elegant appearance.
- How stained is your marble? Most stains should be dealt with immediately the longer they stay the harder they are to remove. This is especially true of stains that cause serious damage, like rust and mold stains, which should be cared for as soon as possible.
So tend to your marble surfaces thoughtfully with our repolishing and renewing services that will keep those marble surfaces lavish and resplendent!