Marble floors require a fair dose of TLC and proper care to maintain its new and shiny look. With heavy traffic, spills, and constant wear and tear, over time, they are bound to get scratched, fade or turn yellowish.
When this happens, there is no need to spend a ton of money replacing it. Marble flooring can last for a long time.
However, it does need regular maintenance and some TLC. Sometimes, it needs even more attention. When it gets faded and dull, restoration may be needed.
Unlike other uses of marble, flooring is more prone to breaking, scratches, stains, etching, and other damage because it has more traffic and takes on heavy loads.
Most homeowners also tend to flood their floors with water and soap when cleaning (no, no!). This causes etching which makes the tiles fade and lose its lustre.
Here are three simple steps to follow for marble or stone restoration:
Before you start the restoration process, make sure the marble tiles are free from dust, dirt and other debris. Otherwise, this will cause more scratching when you start. You need to make sure you clean the tiles thoroughly.
Marble is a porous material so dirt and dust can creep into its micro holes. You simply just need to use a soft cloth to wipe the surface.
Tile restoration helps to bring back marble’s original shine. Marble polishers come in many forms but you can also conduct your own homemade marble polish or buy commercial ones that are just as effective, maybe more so.
Most of these marble polish mixtures are applied on the surface with the help of a cloth, mop or a floor polisher. Electric floor polishers are more effective when it comes to applying the mixtures.
In just a few minutes, your marble floors will be radiant again!
In some cases, a diamond marble polisher might be needed for a heavy polish. A diamond marble polisher is a diamond abrasive that will remove a thin layer of your marble tiles in order to remove scratches, etching, and other irregularities.
It acts like fine sandpaper that will make your marble shine and look like new.
A marble sealant or impregnator will provide added protection on your marble surface. It will protect the floor from moisture, spills, dirt, and other contaminants.
On average, a sealant will be effective for about two years. However, depending on the amount of traffic your flooring gets, it may last shorter than two years.
Make sure you also choose the right sealant. Some marble sealants can cause discolouration so it is important to choose a high-quality sealant. Ask an expert or professional marble restorer for recommendations if you’re not sure.
Marble flooring is a great investment and can increase the value of your property. If you are having issues with your marble floors, it is strongly recommended to seek professional help.
Although do-it-yourself solutions may seem like a great money-saving option, hiring professional marble restorers can save you time and money in the long run.
Without experience and expertise, you risk causing more damage to your marble floors instead of fixing the small issues.
By getting professional help, you are guaranteed that the issue is resolved quickly. You also avoid additional damage.
That’s why you can reply on SLIQUE for your marble restoration needs. We are Sydney’s number one authority in all things marble.
For all your marble floor maintenance and polishing needs, please call SLIQUE today on 02 9648 0395, or you can leave an inquiry on our contact page.