Polishing Marble Countertops Singapore
Any kitchen of reasonable practicality should have a countertop, regardless of size. Used as a surface for preparing food and other general purposes, it is a must-have in any home. Wikipedia defines a countertop as “a horizontal work surface in kitchens or other food preparation areas, bathrooms or lavatories, and workrooms in general”. Although there are many different types of natural stones to choose from such as granite and quartz, marble is the most aesthetically pleasing, if not the best.
The Mark Of A Masterchef
If you’re a savvy cook, you’re bound to have some scratches on the marble surface as you work. Don’t take this as a sign of carelessness, rather you should see it as gourmet battle scars. Over time, these scratches will most likely become more noticeable, and you might want to get rid of them. Instead of buying a new table top which will set you back hundreds if not thousands of Singapore dollars, polishing is the cheaper yet effective solution.
Get The Tools Of The Trade
Before you begin, let’s see what you need first. A low-speed polisher is your main tool, accompanied by diamond polishing pads of variable grit sizes. You should have mild detergent and a soft sponge as well as some pieces of soft cotton rags. You would need a sealer to close off your work, and some poultice is a wise option.
Ready To Go
To start off, clear your countertop and make sure other surfaces are well covered up to avoid accidental damage to them during cleaning and polishing. Clean your marble surface with some detergent and the sponge. Rinse it off and wipe it dry with a piece of cloth before moving on. Have some ugly stains? Use a poultice to remove them effectively. Apply the poultice directly onto the stain and leave it overnight. Rinse it off and watch as your stains vanish before your eyes.
Grind It In (Or Out)
Next is the principle step in the polishing process – the polishing itself. First attach a course grit polishing pad onto your low-speed polisher (a grit size of around 100 will do just fine). From one corner, polish your marble countertop in a slow manner and gradually cover the entire surface. After that, use a finer pad (grit 300) and repeat the last step. Finish it off with the finest pad you have (anything above size 500 is good). Wipe away all the dust with a wet sponge and you should already see your reflection on your countertop.
But we’re not done yet. Last but not the least is sealing your marble surface with a marble sealant. This ensures longevity and make your countertop more resistant against future assaults and contact.
Sounds Too Easy?
Eager to try it out for yourself? You can purchase all the products needed from us at FloorXpert. If you’re not comfortable with some DIY, then you can hire our professional technicians who specialise in all things marble, from table tops to your floor. So call us to make a booking today and we guarantee excellent services.