Exactly like ceramic tile, natural stone is one of the most neglected and overlooked floor and wall structure in the home mainly because of the care involved with getting it cleaned. An etch mark inside a polished marble or travertine floor can be a constant reminder that grandmother wasn’t always right about the merits of cleaning with a solution of white vinegar and water.
The great news is that AllStates Restoration of New Jersey can take care of this task. Even if you have natural stone as part of your kitchen, bathroom, as well as other areas of your home, those stubborn stains and etch marks don’t stand a chance. Your natural stone will look very much as it did the day it was actually installed.
At AllStates Restoration we’re commited to helping you ensure your home is healthy, clean, and always looking its best. Marble Polishing NJ, The solution to the difficult natural stone honing, polishing, cleaning & sealing is simply a telephone call away.
Trust AllStates Restoration for all those difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be thrilled you did.
Natural Stone Cleaning & Polishing Process:
All Natural Stone restoration and cleaning along with sealing jobs need to be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here we determine a customized care plan to meet your unique needs for your specific flooring.
Because your home is important to you it is very important us; we’ll consider the essential steps to protect all areas surrounding your floors with 24” plastic covers and blue tape.
Cleaning Processes are different from floor to floor, several factors include make up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc… When cleaning any stone floor we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning solutions and the floor is then machine or hand scrubbed and brushed. Finally the new Turbo Hybrid floor cleaning tool, attached to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system is used, reaching maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.
Stone that is etched, scuffed and scratched may be restored simply using mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. Diamond abrasives resurface/remove a slight amount of stone (simply enough to get below the etch marks and scratches). All diamond grinding pads are performed by using water to minimize dust. The surfacing procedures that follow will determine the desired surface sheen.
Stone is mechanically resurfaced using diamond abrasives and water to achieve a uniformly honed surface sheen. Filler within travertine natural stone that looks dull, splotchy or dirty becomes uniform with our final techniques. If desired, polished marble, granite, travertine or limestone can be mechanically honed to eliminate pre-existing surface polish.
Stone is mechanically finished to generate a glossy shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed. – Marble Polishing NJ
Marble Polishing NJ Do’s and Don’t
- Don’t – Place hot items directly on the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and place mats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface.
- Don’t – Use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces.
- Don’t – Use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
- Don’t – Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
- Don’t – Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
- Do – Dust mop floors frequently.
- Do – Clean surfaces with a neutral stone cleaner.
- Do – Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
- Do – Blot up spills immediately.
- Do – Protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and counter top surfaces with coasters, trivets or place mats, particularly under those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the stone surface.
To schedule a marble cleaning appointment, call 732-722-5211 or click here