Marble Restoration Singapore
Ah, marble. The metamorphic stone that captures the essence of natural colours and beauty. It is the material of choice for various surfaces at home, from lavish countertops to ornate table tops to proper flooring. While its appeal is indeed irresistible, it has its share of downsides as well. Being soft in nature as compared to other stones like quartz and granite, it is prone to scratches or stains from all kinds of sources and contact. The resultant look will be dull and battered, missing its original shine which captivates people in the first place. Now is the time to service and restore your marble into its prime.
Fix What’s Broken
If your marble is damaged beyond repair, there’s no option left but to replace it. A marble tile is the easiest to replace, otherwise a complete resurfacing is called for. Minor cracks, on the other hand, can be easily patched using a compound made especially for marble repair and smoothened out using an oscillating tool.
Clean Your Marbles
The first step in the restoration process is cleaning the marble surface. Although this sounds like a trivial task, a single misstep can spell doom to you beloved marble table top or floor. For example, the use of vinegar, a common household cleaning agent, can cause marble to turn to sand. This is because the acid in vinegar does not agree with marble, which is essentially limestone. The correct method is to use mild detergent or diluted ammonia to wash off dirt. Remember to rinse with warm water and dry it off with a soft cloth.
Hone And Polish
To hone is to use an industrial diamond pad to sand the marble surface. This serves to remove deep scratches and stains with the end result of a uniform surface. You can leave it as it is, but most of the time polishing is required. This step involves grinding marble with a low-speed polisher. Different grades of polishing pads are employed in a progressively finer manner, i.e. use a coarse (100-grit) pad first, followed by a finer (300-grit) and even finer (600-grit) pad. As you polish, you will bring out the lustre and shine hidden in your marble.
Last But Not The Least
Crystallisation is the cherry on top which will make the marble extra shiny and attractive. It is basically a chemical reaction which creates a protective film coating the marble surface. This has the added benefit of prolonging the lifespan and preserving the natural colour of the marble. Finish off the restoration process by applying a marble sealant which further improves durability and resistance.
Restoration Is For Us
At FloorXpert Singapore, we know marble and its characteristics, its likes and dislikes. Our team of professional technicians are committed to educate you on proper care and maintenance of your marble floor and table. We not only perform these restoration services, we also have an eclectic range of products which you can choose from. So why wait? Call us now to make a reservation.