The amount of traffic that takes place over your marble floors may also make a difference in the marble polishing process, especially when it comes to how often you will require it. Even with regular maintenance, it is the small abrasions and slight wear of high amounts of foot traffic that build up over time and then cause natural pathways on your marble floor to look dull or less beautiful in comparison to other areas.
Here are some valuable Maintenance Tips for your Marble:
Protect the floor with a premium penetrating sealer to reduce etch marks and prevent stains and moisture from filtering into the marble. To apply the sealer properly, call a professional stone care company. Traffic areas should be resealed on a yearly basis.
Sand and grit carried from outside by shoes can easily scratch and abrade the marble surface like a sandpaper. Unprotected furniture legs may leave scratches too. Dragging heavy objects or sharp items on the floor can cause verydeep scratches or gouges that may be permanent.
Prepare the floor for flattening. This part of restoration is the most powerful and dynamic. It’s lippage removal or flattening. It step consist of grinding and leveling floor. Even new installed marble tile floor can have some tiles be upper or lower of floor flatness. This step removes all ledges, roughness and brings flatness to marble floors. Also, this step can remove the deepest scratches and stains.
Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of calcite and dolomite. Marble is actually formed by the metamorphism of limestone, over time and temperature changes. When most people think of marble, they imagine a hard stone that is white with gray markings. In reality, it can also have irregularly colored marks due to the presence of impurities such as silica and clay.