This Dull Marble Bathroom Floor Now Has a Lustrous Appearance Thanks to an Outstanding Stone Honing Job in Boston, MA
February 21, 2023Marble tiles are a great choice for bathroom flooring. They are exceptionally sturdy and durable. For this reason, marble surfaces can withstand the heavy use bathrooms receive. However, they require proper maintenance and care. This is because the stone has a porous composition and it is vulnerable to acidic substances and harsh chemicals. Using these liquids on the surface can produce the appearance of dull spots. This negative effect is known as etching. When this happens, the stone loses its natural shine and allure.
Moreover, regular cleaning won't effectively restore the marble's beauty. Stone honing is necessary when the damage is severe. This is a procedure whereby professionals use high-grade pads to smooth the surface and remove etches, scratches, and stains. This is the most effective solution for bringing back the elegance of any blemished marble surface.
Our next client, a housewife from Boston, MA, had a beautiful marble floor in her bathroom. The bathroom suffered heavy wear and tear over the years. Because of this, the stone had etching and stains, which made the marble look dull and unappealing. The owner tried everything to remove the blemishes, but nothing worked. She only saw negative results and no improvement whatsoever. She needed a solution, so she asked one of her friends for advice. Fortunately, her friend recommended our stone honing service in Boston, MA because we had done an excellent job on his travertine floors. He advised her to visit our website to get more information.
As her friend suggested, she went online to check out our site. As she browsed the homepage, the picture gallery got her attention. The pictures displayed the results we provide our customers and the quality of our work. She was happy and relieved to see we had restored countless natural stone surfaces. After going through the pictures, she read testimonials from previous satisfied customers. The feedback was positive and certified us as leading experts in the industry. Everything she saw and read convinced her we could help, so she called us and requested a free in-home consultation.
We arrived on the appointed day for the evaluation of the bathroom and to offer an effective solution for its problems. After greeting the owner, we proceeded with the assessment. As we inspected the surface, we noticed the stone was damaged and had lost its shine. We told the owners using products with harsh chemical properties had produced negative effects on the marble tiles. As we continued the inspection, we learned the stone was unsealed. We explained that the marble could absorb any liquid easily and be vulnerable to degradation. After we finished the assessment, we informed the owner that restoring her bathroom floor could only be done with our special process.
We proposed a stone honing service to refinish the surface and remove all the damages the bathroom floor had suffered over the years. We would also seal the stone with our special sealant. We assured the owner that after we finished our work, the marble on the floor would look shiny and beautiful once again. She was happy with our offer and decided to hire us.
As scheduled, we returned to their house a few days later. Our stone honing process requires several steps in order to achieve a full restoration. We used our professional equipment and tested methods to ensure the best results possible. We started by cleaning the bathroom floor with our stone-safe product and a high-speed scrubber. Our cleaner won't cause any damage to the marble. In addition, it now has an enhanced formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi after application. We made sure the surface was completely clean before we began honing the stone. We prepared our honing pads and ran three sets, each with an increased level of grit. We continued grinding until all the damages were removed. Once there were no more blemishes on the marble, we were ready to start the polishing process.
To polish the bathroom's floor to the finish our client desired, we continued grinding, using a series of abrasive materials and our special powders. After obtaining the requested shine, we continued the procedure by sealing the stone with our top-of-the-line Stone Armor. This is a special sealant that will protect the marble from the wear and tear of daily use. Furthermore, Stone Armor blocks the absorption of liquids, warding off stains, discoloration, and other signs of deterioration. It also enhances the appearance of the stone by giving it a brand-new look. After our process and with the right maintenance, the great condition of the bathroom would last for a long time.
We finished restoring the bathroom's floor and brought the luster back to the marble. It looked beautiful and radiant. We invited our client so see for herself what we accomplished. When the owner saw the bathroom, she was amazed because it no longer looked dull or unappealing. The marble tiles once again had a stylish appearance. She couldn't believe this amazing restoration only took one day and it was cost-effective. The owner was happy with our job and said that our performance had gone beyond her expectations. After thanking us, she stated that she would recommend Sir Grout of Greater Boston to all her friends, family and neighbors. We had become her company of choice for hard surface restoration.
Before leaving, we always take time to train our clients and teach them how to perform proper maintenance on their surface. We left the owner some suggestions for better and safer cleaning routines:
- Clean the bathroom once a week. We recommend using only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the stone tiles and has an agent that helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Moreover, it is non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. Soap-based cleaners, on the other hand, should be avoided because they leave a film that the marble absorbs easily. This can lead to stains, discoloration, and other signs of deterioration.
- Marble needs periodical sealing. If the tiles are unsealed, they will be exposed to all sorts of external agents, like cleaner and soap residue. This can cause etching and other issues on the stone. Make sure the surface is protected by checking the sealant. To do this, pour a few drops of water on the tiles. If the marble absorbs the liquid, then it needs sealing.
- Damp and moist areas are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. For this reason, it is important to keep the bathroom dry and well ventilated to prevent fungi growth. We recommend leaving the door ajar or a window open, especially after hot showers. This will allow the moisture to flow freely. To dry the surface, use a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag.