This Marble Bathroom Floor Was Transformed After a Stone Honing and Polishing Job in Nashville, TN
February 28, 2018Homeowners always want their homes to look their best, which is why, marble is a very famous choice when it comes to flooring. Why? Its elegance and durability. Besides, when homeowners choose this natural stone for their home, they have a wide variety to pick from due to the many different colors and types of finishes marble can have. Marble is a rock formed from limestone subjected to heat and pressure over a long period of time.
Our client located in Nashville, TN, chose marble for her bathroom floor because she liked the elegancy that it would bring to this specific room of the house. The woman and her husband bought their home eight years ago. When the marble floor was first installed, it looked beautiful, but there was one problem: the married couple had very busy lives, so they didn't have the time to deeply clean the house. The wife always wanted to have her marble bathroom floor shining, so that's why they would need to hire a stone honing and stone polishing services in Nashville, TN.
The couple had a cleaning routine on weekends that they always tried to fulfill. The wife usually bought several special cleaning products for marble and on the routine day, she dedicated as much time as she could cleaning the marble to preserve the shiny look of the bathroom floor.
One weekend, during their cleaning routine, the couple started by cleaning the living room, then the kitchen and bedrooms. The wife wanted to leave the bathroom for last. While they were cleaning the marble floor, the husband noticed that something odd appeared on the surface. The wife didn't pay too much attention to his comment until they finished. After they finished their routine, the couple were seeing some old pictures from the house and there was one picture in particular from the bathroom floor that caught the attention of the wife: the husband was right, the marble looked odd compared with the actual appearance of the natural stone. The wife didn't understand how the floor suddenly appeared so dirty if she cleaned and took special care of the marble. The husband convinced her to search tips online to solve the problem.
The next day, the couple went to their local grocery store to buy several natural stone cleaners to clean the bathroom floor. When they returned home, they didn't waste any time and started cleaning immediately. However, they were left disappointed. The marble still looked foggy, but the couple figured that maybe cleaning it more than once was necessary to really see positive results.
When the wife had a few days off from work, she dedicated most of that time to cleaning the marble floor. She tried day after day to clean the floor using several methods and different types of cleaners, but the results remained the same: the natural stone still looked dull. After this, the woman realized that there was nothing else she could do to solve the problem by herself—she needed professional help.
The wife talked about this option with her husband and he agreed. She started to ask to everyone at her work and family if they knew any reliable company who can solve this problem. Her cousin then mentioned that she had previously hired Sir Grout Nashville to solve a similar problem that she had months ago with the granite kitchen countertop. The cousin assured that the service we provided was amazing and the results were incredible. The woman was not totally convinced; she wanted to see previous work we had done, so she searched online to find us among the top results. She saw pictures from our previous jobs on hard surfaces, including natural stones ones. She also read several testimonials from very satisfied clients. She was then convinced that we were the perfect company to make her marble floor shine once again, so she called us to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the day of the assessment, our stone expert arrived at the house to take a look at the bathroom floor and offer the best solution possible to resolve the problem. The woman showed the specialist the marble floor, who immediately noticed that the natural stone was dulled and etched. The technician explained to her that even though she cleaned the floor every weekend, she may have applied the incorrect cleaning products and methods. The homeowner asked the expert if he could restore the marble's shine. He assured her that a stone honing and stone polishing service would be enough to accomplish what she wanted. Trusting in what she saw on our website, she accepted right away and scheduled a date to do the job.
Marble is a very strong type of rock, but it can be more prone to etching and scratching than other natural stones such as travertine, for example. Besides, the chemical composition of marble doesn't sit well when exposed to acidic substances and because of this, it can easily turn dull.
On the day of the job, our expert came back to the residence to get to work. The first step was to clean the stone surface. To do this, the specialist soaked the floor with an appropriate stone cleaner for a few minutes to stir up the dirt that could have settled in the scratches. Then, a high-speed machine scrubber was used to clean the floor.
Once the marble was clean, it was time to hone the natural stone. For this, our expert used low grit diamond pads to grind away the etched surface and scratch marks. After this process, the stone was free of marks and etches. Next step was to polish the marble, and to do so, the specialist continued to use grit pads, but this time the diamond count was higher to bring back the original finish of the marble floor.
After the stone honing and stone polishing service, our technician applied a layer of sealant in order to protect the natural stone against spills and future damage.
The job was finished, and our expert proudly showed the result to the client. She was surprised to see what a stone honing and polishing service did on her bathroom floor. The marble was shining once again. She took several pictures to show them to her husband and cousin. She thanked our specialist for the wonderful job and mentioned that she would recommend our company to anyone who had a similar problem.
Before leaving, our professional expert gave some recommendations to the homeowner. First, he suggested to always use products that are specifically for marble, because they are non-acidic, and this will help prevent the sealer from dissolving and protect the marble from etching. He also recommended her to clean any spills of acidic substances such as orange, lemon, or white vinegar immediately. Why? Because the etching will only get worse the longer they remain on the surface. At last, he told her that marble should be resealed every two years. Sealer is important to counter marble's porosity and prevent staining, mold and mildew due to humidity.
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