Marble floor restoration, our team were in Clifton village, Bristol today restoring a marble floor.
The Carrara marble tiles were installed 3 years ago & had received no professional servicing & the original seal had failed. The main use area of the floor was discoloured, a little scratched & had lost its natural shine.
Marble floor restoration is something to be tackled by professionals and involves an in depth process. After a full chemical strip & deep clean. 4 courses of Italian marble polishing diamonds restored the surface to a full natural polished shine. We then applied a high specification professional sealing product to help with the on going maintenance.
Do get in contact with us if you have a marble floor that could do with a little professional restoring, sealing or polishing.
Earlier this year we were asked to carry out some restoration work on the Carrara marble floor of a prestigious building in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The floor was approximately 20 years old and had not received any care over and above mop and bucket.
It had suffered damage increasing over the years. As the polished surface was compromised the continued footfall worked the damage further into the marble surface causing deep pitting and scratches.
We were asked to bring the marble back to life, whilst retaining some of the character and aged appearance.
After preparing the work area, we began with the most aggressive process to remove the deepest damage to the marble. It was at this stage we had to strike a balance between a complete restoration and preserving some of the character that the client was keen to retain. Once we were happy we had struck the correct balance we moved on through progressively less aggressive stages. Finishing with a final hone to provide the satin sheen finished requested by our client.
The floor was then sealed using a high-grade impregnating Sealing product that penetrated into the stone surface creating a highly effective water repelling ability to the marble floor tiles.
Where possible we will always achieve the required finish to the stone through natural polishing methods. Then use a impregnating sealing product. This then allows the stone to breath naturally allowing for changes in moisture levels in the sub floor without compromising the stone surface. If a non-breathable synthetic sealer is applied to natural stone. The stone can react to the synthetic surface, shrugging it off and leaving the stone unprotected. The client was very happy with the finish we achieved and has appointed us on other stone restoration projects since.
If you have any questions on your own restoration project please do get in contact with us; 01242 577557