Marble is structurally related to limestone but has undergone metamorphic changes as a result of prolonged compression. It can be cut and polished into a timeless and impressive surface that can be used for a variety of purposes. Often, marble is used for flooring, but can also be used for bench and tabletops, bathtub surrounds and mantle pieces.
Although marble can make a great showpiece, it has some weaknesses and if not treated properly, it can be damaged. Marble is porous and can absorb water and oils. This can result in dark staining that can be difficult to remove. If the marble is not finished with a protective coating, any liquid spills can be absorbed quickly. The other problem with marble is that it is relatively soft when compared to things like granite. It can be etched by acids such as fruit juices, vinegar, and acidic cleaners. This can result in dull areas in comparison to the surrounding shine and requires marble polishing to correct.
Marble Cleaning Services
Marble cleaning is a delicate task and one which should undertake with care. Marble is a relatively soft stone which has inherited a lot of its porous nature from limestone. It not only absorbs liquids, but can also be damaged by acidic and alkaline products including cleaners. If you use the wrong marble cleaner, you can actually cause more harm than good.
Marble Cleaning Dubai: What To Avoid
Any cleaners which have a pH lower than 7 are classified as acidic. Of course, the lower the pH, the more likely it is that the cleaner will cause damage. However, it’s not just very strong acids that can damage marble, in fact, even fruit juices containing citric acid with a pH of around 4 can cause big problems.
Those with a pH higher than 7 are classified as alkaline or basic. Highly alkaline cleaners, such as bleaches can damage marble surfaces too.
Some surface cleaners contain abrasive particles such as sodium carbonate. Because marble is relatively soft, this can result in superficial scratches and damage to your marble that detracts from the look of the overall surface and can most definitely be seen in the right (or wrong) light.
Always remember to clean up spills immediately, as marble, especially unsealed marble, will absorb these rapidly into its structure and result in staining. If wiping down, the best marble cleaner to use is a slightly damp cloth that has been soaked in a gentle solution of dilute pH neutral washing up liquid and water. You should dry the surface straight away after wiping over it. If your marble is not sealed, you should most definitely have it sealed to prevent problems from occurring.
Marble Restoration Services
There are many different types of stone and many different uses for each type. Perhaps one of the most obvious uses of any stone material is for a bench or tabletop. Stone benchtops restoration, especially for kitchens, have become very fashionable over the last decade. Many residential home builders offer Stone Restoration, such as Essastone, in standard builds or as an optional extra. Of course, the quality of the sto`ne, cut and design will vary with price. Stone is a very versatile material; it can essentially last forever if treated well. Depending on how a stone surface is treated, sooner or later it will need to be restored to maintain it’s natural beauty.
Stone Restoration Dubai
Every different type of stone has its own characteristics. Of course, the choice of stone for any benchtop comes down to personal choice. It is also true that every different type of stone requires its own technique of restoration. Using the wrong technique or the wrong equipment can lead to surface damage which can be difficult or even possible to repair. This is why we never recommend ‘do it yourself’ repair for any stone type.
Why Choose Us?
We are the experts when it comes to marble floor polishing in Sydney. We have years of experience in the industry and you can trust us to restore your marble so it looks like new. We have all the knowledge and most up to date equipment to ensure an amazing job is completed every time. Our work exceeds industry standards and we continually update our methods as new tools and techniques are developed. All of our marble restoration is comprehensive and sealing can be performed to help prevent future damage.