Marble Floor Restoration Singapore
A floor made of marble is a fantastic addition to any home, be it in the living room, kitchen or bathroom. Marble as a flooring material can be divided into whole surfaces and tiles, each of them serving slightly different purposes for different kinds of settings. There are also two types of marble – white and green marble – which, besides their conspicuous colour difference, have different preferences when it comes to maintenance. With these many choices, it’s not surprising that you can find marble as the choice of flooring in many homes in Singapore.
Not A Walk In The Park
However, owning a marble floor isn’t all fun and games. Marble is quite a soft stone, compared to the likes of other natural flooring materials like granite and quartz. If you have not been careful, furniture sliding across the floor from inadvertent bumps can leave a permanent mark on the marble surface. Likewise, a forgotten drop of sauce or juice on the floor can seep into the porous stone and be almost impossible to wipe off after a few hours. But don’t worry, your marble floor can be fully restored to its former glory.
Fix What’s Broken, Mend What’s Cracked
First you need to run through the floor to look for chipped off tiles or broken chunks of marble. If it is a tile, you can safely remove the tile by first carving the grout surrounding it and pry it out from the ground. Clean the exposed area under the tile and grind out the mortar using a carbide rotary tool. Find the perfect replacement and reapply mortar to the back of the tile before pressing it to the floor. Scrape off excess mortar and leave it at least a couple of hours to set. Apply grout to the edges of the tile and allow it to harden for more or less a day.
The Nitty Gritty Stuff
After the major overhaul, now it is time to fine tune your marble floor. You can start by cleaning the surface with some mild detergent and a wet sponge. Using sandpaper attached to a variable-speed grinder, hone the surface to remove scratches outright. You can apply poultice if you desire, should you have ugly stains to get rid of. Then, move on to polishing the surface with a low-speed polisher coupled with a diamond polish pad. Generally, it is recommended to first use a coarse grit pad, followed by finer polish pads.
Suit Of Armour
Finish off the restoration work by crystallising and sealing the marble. The former is achieved by applying a special solution that chemically reacts with the stone to form a protective layer. Coating the surface with a marble sealant offers resistance to water damage, thus it is highly recommended.
Let The Pros Do It
To be frank, marble restoration is quite risky for an average Joe, let alone a complete beginner. So let our team of professional technicians do the service for you. Our products and services are second to none. Contact us to book today.