Stone Polishing: The Best Way to Renew This Bathroom Vanity Top in Boston, MA
July 13, 2018Marble is one of the most common materials used for bathroom countertops because of its durability and aesthetics. This natural stone is a long-lasting option for any surface, and it goes well with many styles, comes in many patters, and has a range of colors like black, rose, yellow, gray, green, white, and more. There are different finishes for people to choose from that include honed, polished, and antiqued. If the client wants a shiny and glossy surface, a polished finish is the perfect choice. On the other hand, a honed finish offers a soft and matte appearance to the surface.
Our next client, a Boston resident, chose marble for her bathroom vanity top because she loved the elegance the natural stone gave to the area. When the surface was first installed, it looked very shiny, but the owner noticed how the marble progressively lost its bright appearance. She didn't have a clue why the surface looked dull. She immediately thought the best option to bring her beautiful vanity top back to life was cleaning the stone using some DIY methods. If those techniques didn't work she would have to look for high-quality stone polishing services in Boston, MA.
The homeowner searched for additional information online about how to clean marble. She read that this natural stone not only offered beauty and elegance to any area, but it is also very durable if it is properly maintained. Also, marble is capable of bearing liquids such as water, cleaning products, soaps, or the chemicals in makeup better than other materials. After reading this, she realized she had been using the incorrect cleaning products for many years and maybe that was the reason the stone looked colorless.
That same week, she bought different products to apply to the marble, including some acidic cleaners. After using the products, she was unhappy to see the marble looked exactly the sameódull and opaque. She kept trying to clean the natural stone using the acidic cleaners and noticed that the surface got better but only for a short period of time. Having no idea what else to do, she gave up on her vanity top and opted for the option of hiring professional help.
She sat in front of her computer once again and typed: 'experienced stone cleaners in Boston, MA.' She noticed that among the top results, there was a company called Sir Grout of Greater Boston that had better reviews than the other companies, so she clicked on our website to read about the services we provided. She learned about the different hard surface restoration services we offered, including the stone honing and polishing she was looking for. She saw some photos from results achieved by our specialists that convinced her we were the perfect company to restore her marble vanity top. She decided to contact us and called to get a free in-home consultation.
A few days later, our team of stone professionals went to the client's home to evaluate the natural stone surface and to offer the best solution to renovate it. When they entered the bathroom, they noticed immediately the marble was not as shiny as it should have been. They asked some questions to learn more about the cleaning routine of the customer. Once they heard about the products and methods she had been using, they realized why the surface looked so colorless. Our technicians proposed a stone honing and polishing service to restore the appearance of the stone. The owner accepted the proposal right away and scheduled a date for the job.
Our specialists returned to the house to begin the restoration process. First, they masked all the areas that needed protection and proceeded to hone the vanity top. Honing is the process of smoothing the stone using abrasives and water to achieve a uniform surface sheen. After this process, all the scratches and stains were completely removed.
The next step was to polish the marble. To do so, our team of professionals used special polishing powders with a low-speed buffer to remove the etch marks and refinish the stone until it was once again shiny.
Once the vanity top was honed and polished, our technicians applied StoneArmor to seal the surface. This product seals the natural stone while giving a natural, glossy look.
The marble vanity top was totally renewed, and our experts showed the customer the results. She was speechless to see the amazing transformation. The stone was not dull anymore. She thanked us for the job and mentioned she would recommend Sir Grout of Greater Boston to anyone in need of hard surface restoration services.
Before they left, our specialists gave the homeowner some recommendations to prevent future damage to her bathroom vanity top. They suggested not using acid-based cleaners. Instead, they recommended using pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaners in her cleaning routines. They advised her to hire professional services periodically because polishing and sealing is the best way to prevent marble from etching. Also, our team recommended using a terry cloth when cleaning the surface to remove any debris that might cause scratches.
Since maintenance is crucial to preserve the glossy appearance of any kind of natural stone, do not wait for a problem to look for professional help. Sir Grout of Greater Boston is here to help you! Let us repair and restore your stone surfaces. Do not hesitate to contact us by calling at (781) 899-0388 or filling out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to set up a free in-home appointment today. To learn more information about our latest promotions, subscribe to our newsletter!
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