April 12, 2018There is no doubt marble surfaces can add a touch of luxury to any home, but not knowing how to properly maintain them can cause many issues. Every week, a married couple from Houston, TX devoted time to cleaning their marble countertop using a mix of vinegar and water, as her family had advised them to do when the stone was first installed. However, over time, it stopped looking as splendid as it used to.
Should You Be Concerned About Having Marble Surfaces in Your Kitchen?One of the reasons marble remains in heavy demand for kitchen countertops is its elegant look. Marble is also heat resistant, so it stands up well to hot pots and pans. For many people, there are two main concerns when it comes to this igneous stone for their kitchen area:
The Free ConsultationOn the appointed day, our team arrived at the homeowner's residence to assess the countertop's damage and offer the best possible solution to restore it. On the way to the kitchen, the customers admitted to using acidic products. After they inspected the surface, our techs noticed it was heavily etched and stained. The lack of proper care the customers gave to their countertop showed. Thankfully, they were able to tell the customers it was nothing that a well-performed stone polishing service could not fix. The homeowners agreed to the service and set up another appointment for the job.
The Polishing ProcessOn the day of the job, our team started by spraying a stone-safe cleaner with antimicrobial properties all over the countertop's surface, letting it sit for a few minutes to loosen up the dirt. This cleaner can also help keep the surface protected from harmful bacteria up to one week after it has been applied. They rinsed it with a high-speed scrubber until the stone was completely free of any grime, stains, and residue. After they were done with the cleaning, they honed the marble with a low grit pad to remove the etch marks and scratches. They continued with a thorough polishing of the entire surface to give it a nice, glossy finish. For the final step, they used a deep-penetrating sealant to close the stone's pores and prevent stains for years to come.
The Finished ProductWhen our team was done, they let the customers see the results. Their marble countertop now looked as good as new. They could not believe it. They thanked our techs and promised to call back for maintenance to keep their marble looking fantastic.
Marble Care-TipsBefore leaving, our experts gave the customers a few simple tips to care for their marble surface until the next maintenance. First, they recommended staying away from cleaners with acidic components and to use pH-neutral stone-safe cleaners instead. Second, they suggested wiping away food and liquids as soon as possible to avoid damaging the surface or wearing off the sealant. Third, they advised them to never miss a maintenance and sealing session, which could result in heavy damage or unnecessary expenses.
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