Marble floors and countertops are made from one of the ‘softest’ stones known to man. This surface scratches quite easily and etches even easier. It is sensitive to acids, such as sodas, wine, and citrus fruits, as well as many other foods found in our refrigerator.
Marble floors and countertops are also damaged by everyday household cleaning products. Housekeepers and homeowners who inadvertently mop their natural stone floors using vinegar and water can etch the entire floor with a single mopping.
Leave it to the experts at Tru-Clean Surface Care to clean and restore your marble stone floors to their natural beauty. We’ll also teach you what to do and what ‘not-to-do’ to protect your natural stone surfaces.
Our Thoroughly Exhaustive Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Process Begins With:
Natural stone cleaning and restoration, as well as sealing, must be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here’s where we determine a customized plan to meet your stone’s specific needs. No two stone cleaning or restoration projects are alike.
- Area Preparation:
Because your home is as important to you as it is to us, we take all necessary precautions to protect your walls, baseboards, and surrounding areas with plastic or brown protective paper.
Cleaning, honing, and restoration processes vary from stone to stone, including make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etching, damage, etc. When restoring marble, or any stone surface, Tru-Clean Surface Care uses the most scientifically advanced cleaning products, diamond pads, sealers, and polishing powders to deliver a phenomenal finish.
- Diamond Grinding:
A stone that is etched, scuffed, or scratched can only be restored using mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. Diamond abrasives resurface/remove a slight amount of stone (just enough to get below the etch marks and scratches). All diamond grinding and polishing are performed with the use of water to contain dust. The surfacing procedures previously discussed with the client will determine the desired surface sheen.
All stone is mechanically resurfaced using diamond abrasives powders and water to achieve a uniformly honed surface sheen. In some cases, polished marble, granite, travertine, or limestone can be mechanically honed to remove pre-existing surface polish.
Stone is mechanically finished to produce anything from a matte finish to a high gloss shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed with the polishing process, but diamond grinding is needed if the stone surface has medium etches, scuffs, and scratches.
Stone sealing is the last step in the stone restoration process. Sealer is designed to protect your freshly restored stone surface for years to come.
- Post Inspection:
Our stone cleaning specialist will perform a walk-through inspection of the areas with the client before leaving your home or business and provide you with tips on how to maintain your stone.
Tru-Clean Surface Care is SW Florida’s most referred marble and stone restoration company. We are the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, building and home contractors, flooring specialists, and hundreds of satisfied clients.
For more information about our marble, granite, travertine, limestone or terrazzo cleaning, polishing, restoration or sealing processes, please visit us online at www.TruCleanSurfaceCare.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida.