1. What is the difference between marble and granite?
Granite and marble both are stones and they quarried from the earth. But they are different from each other. Granite is siliceous stone and composed mainly of silica or quartz like particles. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures and is very hard and resistant. The Marble family: limestone, marble, onyx, and travertine. They are calcareous stones and composed mainly of calcium carbonate it begins as sediment animal skeletons, shells and silt of the bottom of water. After millions of years this solidifies into stone.
2. How should I clean marble floor?
Mop marble floor frequently using clean dry dust mop. Dirt and sand damage stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. It is very important to keep area rugs and mats at each entrance to minimize sand and dirt. Clean stone surfaces with water and few drops of dishwashing detergent or marble neutral cleaner. Never use products that contain acid or alkali.
3. What is the process of restoration of marble?
We use special equipment for wet diamond
- Grinding (if original installation is bad, or any deep scratches on the marble)
- Honing (to remove micro scratches, stain marks)
- Polishing of marble to receive it’s original luster.
4. How do you protect the walls and other floors like carpet and hardwood when you grind, polish and clean the marble floors?
We use clear Poly Films: Light for the walls, heavy for the floors.
5. Is there a lot of dust when you restore marble or other stone floors?
No dust at all. Grinding, honing, polishing are wet procedures.
6. Will grout be cleaner after polishing of the marble?
Before final polishing of marble we clean all grout with special chemicals and brushes and grout returns to it's original color.
7. What is the “sealing” of the marble?
Sealers in the stone industry are called impregnators, because they impregnate the interior of the stone with silicones and reject water and oil, but they not prevent scratches or etching from acid spills on marble.
8. How often should marble be sealed?
Best result if sealer applications are done annually.
9. We have brand new limestone or travertine floor, but since it was installed it looks blotchy, and we can’t clean that. Is that possible to fix it?
Yes, call us only we have our new way of improving your blotchy limestone floor to unique uniform appearance.