Unlike stains, discoloration, and water spots, restoring etching on marble countertops can be very difficult to address. This is primarily because etched marks are the result of acidic substances, such as chemical cleaning solutions or other products corroding the marble. Etching on marble can be quite common on kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. The main reason for this is that most individuals are unaware traditional, household cleaners can actually harm the marble surface over time. As the acids penetrate the marble stone, the surface will eventually corrode and the appearance of the marble significantly dulls. Also, because marble is a soft natural stone, there is a greater risk of etching occurring over time. No matter the severity of your marble countertop or vanity’s etch marks, invest in quality marble restoration services to buff and refinish the countertop surface to bring them back to their original luster.
Benefits of Our Professional Marble Countertop Restoration Services
1. Clean Marble Stains
Grout and rust stains can be quite difficult and often times, almost impossible without professional marble restoration assistance. Scrubbing the stain or using the wrong cleaning detergent increases the risk of scratching and causes other imperfections. With calcium bicarbonate being the the main compound in marble, only a select few chemicals should be used for stain removal. Our professionals can restore your marble countertops by efficiently taking care of these stains with our top-of-the-line equipment.
2. Etch Marks Removal
Soft marble is prone to scratching and other marks. Removing these blemishes to obtain a smooth, radiant look can be very difficult for an untrained hand. Hiring our professionals for polishing can help get rid of these marks and other imperfections much better than a do-it-yourself person. They will do everything from grinding, honing, polishing, and even buffing to restore the original shine of the marble surface.
Although you might be diligent at keeping your surfaces clean, there are times when an expert’s help is essential. Using professional marble countertop restoration services can save you the time you would have otherwise spent doing it yourself. Additionally, having an expert work on the surfaces can potentially restore them to their former glory.
If looking for a way to extend the life of your marble countertops, you should consider contacting and hiring us to restore your marble countertops. Call us for a free estimate and consultation for marble restoration today.
MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICES
Our restoration services include:
- Stain Removal
- Polishing and buffing scratches
- Cooktop and faucet cutouts
- Chip, seam, and crack repair
Q: What if I am working on my own?
A: While we work with designers, builders, and architects, we have vast experience assisting homeowners from the selection of their material to the Stone Restoration in Annapolis MD.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment?
A: We do encourage appointments so that we can dedicate an on-staff designer to work with you and discuss your project needs. However, you are welcome to stop by and browse our showroom, which is broken up into distinct areas featuring natural stone, porcelain and ceramic, and mosaics and glass at your leisure.
Q: What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
A: If available, please bring your project’s plans. Any sample materials you have already selected, such as cabinets and countertops (if applicable) will be helpful. Additionally, please bring any photos you have collected of your preferences (as well as your dislikes), perhaps from Pinterest and Houzz accounts. Or, feel free to bring your Pinterest and Houzz account information with you, so you can access them on our Design Center kiosk.
Q: What is the typical lead time to order tile?
A: We have some tile in stock and available immediately. Most tile is available within a week, however some special order tiles may take anywhere from three to twelve weeks.
Q: Is tile delivered to the job site?
A: Typically the builder or the homeowner picks up the tile. Depending on scheduling, we can deliver the tile for a fee.
Q: What else do I need for my tile project?
A: We can provide all the materials for your tile installation and tile surfacing in Annapolis MD. We carry many setting materials, water proofing systems, heated floor systems, Schluter edging, thinset, caulk, and grout.
In Home Stone is distinguished by our service, our selection, our onsite fabrication, and our commitment to our customers. We have on-staff designers to help with all projects — countertops, floors, backsplashes, fireplaces, and outdoor spaces, to name a few. In addition to new projects, we also have a Restoration Division for those pieces that don’t need to be replaced, but just refinished or repaired. We work with homeowners, builders, architects, and designers. We have everything you need under one roof to complete your entire project with ease. Call or stop by today and let’s get started!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’re ready to make a valuable upgrade to your living space, here are some FAQ about natural stone and quartz:
- Natural stone vs quartz
Natural stone is sourced straight from the earth. It can be found in a huge variety of unique colors and three different textures (polished, honed and leather), has good resistance, withstands high temperatures and has long durability. It has low porosity after being properly sealed which makes it ideal to be installed both indoors and outdoors.
Quartz is an industrialized stone made by combining quartz minerals with pigments and resins. Having the same marble look but maintenance and worry free is one of the main advantages of quartz as it is stain and starch resistant. Since quartz is over 90% a manmade stone, it also allows for a greater variety of colors and style, resulting in beautiful countertops.
Natural stone requires sealing every five years to maintain its smooth look and durability.
Because quartz is fused with resin and other polymers, it does not need to be sealed regularly.
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MARBLE AND GRANITE SHOWROOM
1800 Virginia St., Annapolis MD 21401
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