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This 30-Year-Old Dull Onyx Table Top Now Has a Gorgeous New Shine Thanks to an Outstanding Stone Polishing in Nashville

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September 14, 2021

A resident from Nashville had a beautiful 30-year-old onyx tabletop. The stone was gorgeous, but there were some problems with the surface. It looked dull and scratched. The owner was not happy with the situation, but he was determined to solve the issue. Hoping to find a quick solution, the owner hired a cleaning crew. The staff he found did their best to restore the surface, but there were no improvements. Unfortunately, nothing they tried seemed to work.

Before and After Image of an Onyx Table Top After a Remarkable Stone Polishing in Nashville
When the owner was about to lose hope, one of his friends told him about Sir Grout Nashville. He was a loyal client and immediately recommended our Nashville Stone Polishing services, saying we had done a wonderful job restoring his marble countertops. The owner followed his suggestion and went online to learn more about us on our website. After thoroughly browsing our picture gallery and reading the positive testimonials from our satisfied customers, he was convinced we were indeed the best in town. He filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free assessment.

Following the in-home consultation request, we arrived to assess the condition of the onyx tabletop. We noticed the stone was badly etched and scratched. Etching occurs when acidic or colorful substances dry on the surface. This produces dull spots on the surface and the stone loses its natural shine. The onyx tabletop was unsealed as well. We told the owner it was important to keep the stone fully sealed. This prevents problems like etching and deterioration. When we finished the inspection, we determined that regular cleaning wouldn't provide an effective solution. A successful restoration would require Sir Grout's high-end equipment and professional process. We proposed a stone polishing service to get rid of the damages and give the onyx its natural shine back. The owner was pleased with the offer, so he decided to hire us for the job.

A couple of days after the inspection, we returned to begin the restoration. For optimal results, our stone polishing process follows a series of steps. We started by cleaning the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage and offers many other benefits. After cleaning, we addressed the etching and the scratches. To successfully remove these damages, it was necessary to hone the onyx tabletop. We ran three sets of professional diamond honing pads, each with increased levels of grit until there was no sign of deterioration. After honing the stone, it acquired a matte finish. It requires the polishing process for a new shine. To accomplish this task, we continued grinding until we achieved the desired finish. Once we finished honing and polishing, the stone was ready for the sealing process.

For the final step, we sealed the stone with a top-notch protective sealer. Our product effectively blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents. It makes cleaning routines easy and fast by reducing the need for excessive scrubbing. It also enhances the surface with a renewed appearance and provides long-lasting results. The restoration was a success and the onyx tabletop had a beautiful new shine.

Our client was very happy with the results of our work. He loved the gorgeous shine of the surface. The owner told us our performance surpassed all his expectations, and before we left, he thanked us and assured us he would recommend Sir Grout Nashville to everyone.

Onyx is a unique natural stone. It's a great choice for any kind of surface, offering style, beauty, and durability. However, it is susceptible to damages and requires proper care. Following our recommendations is essential to keep this stone looking great. To minimize damages, we suggest setting up a weekly cleaning routine. Perform this chore using only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike store-bought cleaners, our product won't deteriorate the stone because it doesn't leave any residue. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone, including pets. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products leave a residue that can harm the onyx, causing dull spots, etching, and other signs of deterioration.

It is important to keep the surface dry. Never leave spills lingering for long periods. Clean the table immediately using a paper towel or absorbent cloths. Don't use abrasive tools like steel wools because they can damage the stone.

Giving your old natural stone surface a gorgeous new shine can be easy and fast with Sir Grout Nashville's assistance. Our certified technicians know exactly what to do to help you. Using our top-of-the-line stone polishing process, our pros can revitalize any stone. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing reliable solutions to countless satisfied customers. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (615) 649-6767 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. If you wish to receive our latest info and promotion, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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