There is nothing more beautiful than a natural stone floor. Unfortunately nothing looks worse than these floors when they become badly scratched and stained. So what to do?
Scratches can be caused by many things. Dirt, sand and grit walked across your floors acts likes a virtual sandpaper (which is why we always recommend both external and interior mats at every entrance). Unprotected furniture legs do the same, scratching and dulling your floor. The scratches interfere with light reflection and make that once lovely floor look tired and lacklustre.
Stains and etching also make your floor look dreadful – Stains are discolorations of the stone where a staining agent has penetrated into the pores, whereas etching is “burning” of the surface caused by acidic or, to a lesser extent, alkaline substances, though both make your floors or countertops look terrible (this is why it is vitally important to have your stone sealed professionally). The main culprits are food and drink, such as lemon, vinegar, condiments and juices, and acidic or alkaline cleaners, which includes the majority of domestic cleaners and even washing up liquid. Some liquids, such as red wine, cause both staining and etching. Fortunately help is at hand…
To correctly remove scratches, stains and etching requires a lot more than mere “cleaning”, which is why you need a restoration specialist like MarbleCare that really knows how to get your floors looking beautiful again. MarbleCare can remove scratching, staining and etching and restore your floor to as-new condition with one of our multi-stage solutions. See our Cleaning and Restoration section for more details on the actual procedures we use.
Marble and stone scratch, etching and stain removal and restoration are highly skilled procedures and should not be confused with mere “cleaning”. Inexperienced individuals, such as tilers, carpet cleaners, wood floor refinishers, and others who don’t specialise exclusively in maintenance of marble and stone, can inadvertently ruin a beautiful floor and involve the owner in further expense for professional repair. MarbleCare constantly strives to be the very best at what we do. After decades of experience we use what we genuinely believe to be the very best systems and the finest restoration materials in the world, to ensure you get the very best job and the very best finish, every time. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!
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