Marble is a beautiful natural stone used for floors, tabletops, and countertops. However, this type of stone is prone to scratches. Has this happened to your marble floors? Don’t worry as there is an easy way to quickly remove scratches. Keep reading to find out more about stone restoration and how to prevent and remove scratches from your marble floors.
Marble is one of the softer materials in comparison to other natural stones such as granite which makes it more prone to etching and scratches. Etching is a term used for a cloudy, white appearance over the surface after exposure to harsh chemicals and acidic solutions.
There are many reasons why your marble surfaces can get scratched. Cleaning solutions that are acidic are one of the main culprits when it comes to etching marks. While deeper scratches are often caused by dragging heavy pieces of furniture around or from shoes such as cleats or heels.
Step One: Mix Mild Dish Soap And Warm Water. Apply this solution next to the scratch.
Step Two: Use A Damp Cloth To Rub The Area. Dip a cloth (soft) in the dish soap and warm water. Wring the cloth out so that it is damp instead of soaked. Rub the scratch gently with the damp cloth.
Step Three: Rinse The Surface. Use a separate soft damp cloth immersed in only warm water to wipe the surface clean.
Step Four: Buff The Scratched Surface. Use a dry soft cloth to apply circular motions to buff the affected area.
Step Five: Polish. The final step involves polishing the surface using a polish that is suitable for marble surfaces.
If the scratches remain once you have cleaned and polished your floors, buffing might assist with removing minor scratches. To do this you will need to sand the surface using 400-600 dry and wet sandpaper if your marble floor has a surface that is honed. Use 600-1200 grit sandpaper for medium surfaces, or 1200-1500 grit sandpaper for high-gloss surfaces.
Sand the surfaces enough so that is roughed up, but avoid sanding too hard. Also, make sure that you remove the sand dust. Use a buffing pad and high-speed buffer to polish the surface and to restore the shine and gloss. From here you can dab automotive compound onto the scratch using a cloth. Gently rub the product over the scratch until you see a haze appear. From here buff the marble surface again, repeating this process until all the scratches have disappeared.
Preventing scratches from marble materials such as countertops, tiles, and floors, is not that easy. Since marble consists of natural minerals which have built up over the years, most of the typical household solutions and cleaning agents that are generally safe for acrylic, plastic, and ceramics, can damage your marble surfaces.
One of the easiest ways to stop your marble surfaces from getting scratched is to make sure the surfaces remain clean. Use warm water and a soft damp cloth to wipe spills away immediately before they can damage your marble. You can also use a mild solution of dish soap on a soft damp cloth to remove greasy or oily spills.
Try not to drag shoes, bags, and furniture around your home when you have marbled tiles or floors, since these can result in deep scratches across your floors. Scratched marble should be sealed as soon as possible to stop oil and water damage.
The most important step is to obtain a professional and expert cleaning service, to get your marble surfaces cleaned reliably and quickly.
For all your marble floor cleaning and polishing needs in Sydney, please call SLIQUE today on 02 9648 0395, or you can leave an inquiry on our contact page.