Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration
Marble is a ‘relative’ of limestone, having been derived from the same basic material that has been reshaped under extreme heat and pressure in the earth’s crust. Available in many colours, marble is used by people around the world due to its smooth, elegant appearance and long lasting beauty.
Marble surfaces can create a fantastic effect in many different environments and should be carefully maintained, not only for posterity, but to ensure that they continue to have such a stunning effect. Our service can carry out a range of work, depending on your specific needs, as natural variation in the formation and use of marble can require very different types of care.
A range of finishes for marble floors
We can help you achieve a range of finishes so that your marble generates the right impact for your use. Honed marble has a satin smooth surface with little light reflection, whereas a polished finish is glossy and reflects light. This in turn dramatically emphasises the colours and markings on the marble. Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire can help you with a one off cleaning and restoration job, or work with you on a long term maintenance plan, ensuring your marble will last for many years to come.
Marble is still slightly porous and thus can suffer from staining. It is a stunning natural rock but can be easily etched by acids due to its alkali composition. Spills of common liquids like fruit juices, carbonated drinks or other acidic substances can cause lasting damage. Applying the correct sealant and replacing this sealant before it is eventually worn away is essential for making sure that the stone itself does not come to harm. While a marble floor can become dull over time, this is often simply due to microscopic scratches on the surface. Our service can polish your floor tile back up to a smooth sheen, restoring a stunning finish.
- Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire not only clean and seal marble, but we can also restore it by honing or polishing to remove scratches and etching marks.
- The process is safe, simple and carried out according to your specific needs.
FAQs: Marble Cleaning
The process we carry out will depend on your specific floor and the use that it gets. There will be variations for different materials and the finish that you wish to achieve. The process will also be impacted by the full scale of work that we carry out, for example which types of cleaning and restoration are being performed. It is not unusual to apply several layers of sealant if this is necessary and appropriate.
Firstly, a floor should always be sealed when it is first laid. Get in touch with us straight away if this hasn’t been carried out already. It will also need periodic sealing in order to protect the floor on an ongoing basis. How often sealing is required depends on a number of factors such as the specific material used for your flooring and the kind of use it has to survive. For example, a bathroom with natural tiles that is frequently exposed to water may require sealing more often than porcelain tiles in a kitchen. Frequent maintenance, such as sweeping and hoovering up the dust and grit that erodes floors when trodden on can help. Once the sealant is worn away, not only will scratches be more likely, the risk of staining or permanent damage from liquids is drastically increased as there is no protective layer to prevent absorption. If in doubt get in touch with our team of friendly technicians who can discuss your needs.
We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.
Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.
We apply a sealer to a floor in order to protect it. Different types of floor, both manmade and natural stone, are vulnerable to different sorts of damage. They can all be harmed by chemicals to a certain degree, even by the acid in food and drink spillages, as they will be very slightly porous. As well as this, they can be worn away by physical damage. Even foot traffic can have a big impact if dust or grit has built up on the floor, since it increases abrasions. A sealant will reduce the chance of a spill becoming a stain by reducing the floor’s ability to absorb liquids. It can also help protect the appearance of the floor by forming a protective barrier. A sealant won’t prevent all damage and it will still wear away over time, but it will help your floors last longer, helping protect your investment. Sealants will even help protect your floor from UV radiation which can lead to fading over the lifespan of a high value stone or tiled floor. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your floor and the type of use it gets to make sure it receives the best form of protection.
Yes certainly, this is one of our key services.
No, typically these veins run all the way through marble, so removing abrasions from the surface has little to no effect on the amount of veins in the stone.
Yes, if you’re looking for a less reflective or matt finish we can take care of this.
Absolutely! This is one of the most common issues with marble since installations are typically taken to a high level of sheen. Our rotary polishers will have no problem restoring the shine.
Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.
Will Tile & Stone Medic’s cleaning services cause noise, disruption, dirt or debris in my home/business?
We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.