Restoring the Timeless Elegance of Marble
We can clean, hone, polish and protect your marble, and restore it to like new!
Marble that has become dull and damaged will need professional services to restore its elegant luster and keep it looking its best. At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we service the Cape Coral and Naples area and know what it takes to make your marble surfaces look sensational. If your marble is dirty or dull-looking, scratched, etched, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, don’t replace it! Our cleaning, polishing, restoration and protection services can make an incredible difference.
We provide complete marble care and professional maintenance services for marble countertops, vanities, bar tops, and island tops for residential and commercial clients. Keep reading to learn more about how we can meet your needs.
Honing, Polishing, and Refinishing
Does your marble have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, etches or spots? An uneven finish, dull spots or etches can diminish the elegant appearance of your marble surfaces. Tru-Clean Surface Care can hone your marble surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new marble surface free of damage. With our marble honing and polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth. We can also polish your marble using the appropriate diamonds or polishing powders to achieve a semi-gloss or gloss finish.
Do you have chipped, cracked, or damaged marble? Our expert marble repair services include filling in chipped areas in marble, fixing marble cracks, and doing seam repair, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the finish on the rest of your marble surface.
Marble Stain Removal
Whether you are seeking guidance on how to remove marble stains or discolorations yourself or want us to treat your marble, the original finish of your stone can be more often than not, be restored.
Marble Countertop Cleaning and Sealing
Marble countertops are easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your marble countertops are cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal them to enhance their stain resistance. We say, “may” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished marble may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against marble stain damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much dust will be created during the restoration of my marble floor?
A. There is no dust created during the restoration process, because we use diamond abrasives and water.
Q. Recently a cleaning firm spilled a cleaner that is obviously acid on my marble vanities. They were sealed, but the damage is still very evident in the form of hundreds of small circles. What would you recommend as the way to repair them, the materials to use, etc? Would it be better to replace the vanities?
A. This is something we hear way too often. Marble is sensitive to acid etching and improper cleaners can damage it. Impregnating sealers do a great job of protecting your stone from staining agents being absorbed into the stone but they cannot prevent acid etching on the surface. The good news is that you do not need to replace your vanity tops. We can rehone and polish the damage and restore your marble vanity tops to good as new.
Q. My granite countertops are no longer shiny. How do I get the shine back?
A. Most of the time when a customer asks us why their countertop is not shiny anymore, it turns out that some sort of film is sitting on the surface. This can be a result of sealer that was not properly applied, when one does not use the proper cleanser, or when they clean their granite surface with water and dish soap. (This will eventually lead to soap film build up.) Give us a call. We can provide solutions for you.
Q. Why won’t the water spots on my marble or travertine clean up?
A. These are likely not water spots, but an etch mark in the surface of the stone. This is what happens when an acidic substance comes in contact with any calcium based stone. To get rid of the etch marks, the stone will need to be polished out, much like a gemstone would have to be if it were scratched.
Q. Is there routine, daily or weekly maintenance I should be performing on my stone floors?
A. The #1 culprit of damage to floors is dirt, (grit, sand & dust). The best treatment for your floor is a dry, untreated microfiber dust mop or vacuum, used every day when possible. For homes, damp mopping is recommended on a weekly basis and whenever there are visible spills. For commercial and high traffic floors, daily damp mopping is recommended. For all natural stone, use only stone safe cleaners.
What You Should Know…
At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we can instruct you on the proper day-to-day care of your natural stone and tile floors, countertops, and other surfaces. We offer a free, downloadable Care Guide and can recommend stone-safe Care Products to help you keep your home or business looking great.