Stone Polishing in Boston Restores the Luxurious Appearance of This Marble Countertop and Shower
May 18, 2016
It's no secret that the residences at the Ritz-Carlton Towers are home to some of the most lavish condos in the Greater Boston area. These residences include a breathtaking view of the city, a sports and spa facility, and first-rate restaurants and stores. This client was the proud owner of one of the condos that included a gorgeous master bathroom featuring a lovely marble countertop and shower. Unfortunately, the countertop had lost its shine and the shower was grimy. Since the homeowner was moving out of town, he wanted to sell the property soon, but first he needed a professional Boston stone polishing
service to boost the sale price of his home by restoring the luxurious appearance of his master bathroom.
The customer was pleased to find Sir Grout of Greater Boston's services online. He was amazed by the reviews and previous jobs they had done for homeowners with similar problems. He immediately contacted our team for an appointment and decided that they would be the best choice for the job.
Marble − especially polished marble − has limited porosity, which makes it less vulnerable to damage when exposed to water. Nonetheless, marble is composed of calcium carbonate, which is extremely susceptible to acidic agents found in harsh cleaning products. Therefore, the stone can suffer substantial deterioration that results in loss of polish. Even though the homeowner had always taken extremely good care of his property, the marble countertop of his bathroom sink had become etched and dull after years of use. This was not our customer's only concern, given that his marble shower was grimy and the grout lines were discolored. The homeowner was worried that these problems would have a negative impact on the price of the sale and the potential buyer's impression of the condo.
Luckily, our team is highly trained and knowledgeable when it comes to marble. When the technicians arrived at the opulent condo, they assessed the master bathroom and knew exactly what needed to be done to bring back the countertop's glossy finish. They made a plan to renew the shower's elegant look. First, they started working on the countertop by honing the stone to create a smooth finish. The next step was polishing – the team used marble-friendly chemicals with polishing and buffing tools to make the surface shine again and finished the job by sealing the stone to preserve its appearance. After the countertop was ready, the team started to work on the shower by thoroughly cleaning it with a pH-neutral agent. Finally, the grout lines were recolored using ColorSeal to make them stain- and water-resistant for many years to come.
The customer was extremely satisfied with our team's work − the marble surfaces looked shiny and new again, and the shower was pristine. He was pleased with the overall service performed, and told the team he was confident that it would maximize the sale price of the condo. Besides, the gorgeous master bathroom would impress any potential buyer.
One of the best tips to preserve your stone surfaces is to use a neutral cleaning agent and avoid any acidic substance for cleaning. Also, we recommend that marble countertops be sealed once every 12-18 months to prevent damage such as etching and staining. Marble showers should be well-ventilated to stop stagnant water from breeding stain-causing mildew.
Are your stone surfaces starting to show signs of scratching, etching, or staining? If so, it might be time to hire a professional stone polishing service to restore your stone's elegant appearance. If you live in Boston or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to give us a call or fill out the form below to schedule a free evaluation! Don't forget to add us on Facebook at Sir Grout of Greater Boston
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