The Solution To 3 Common Marble Polishing Problems
Chipped Floor Tiles - Lippage
Chipped tile edges are usually caused by the marble tiles being uneven. We call this lippage. Where the lippge is small, say under 1mm, and then the tiles can be honed flat. In most cases this will remove small chips. Colour matched epoxy filler can repair holes and larger chips.
If the lippage is over 1mm, then the floor will need to be ground to make it smooth. Then the floor can be honed to remove the scratch marks from the grinding. Again any remaining chips can be filled with an epoxy filler,
Sometimes the investigation will show dirty grout. Dirty grout is usually a result of not understanding how to clean marble floors; the importance of using a clean mop and using too much water.
A wet mop will just move surface soil into the grout lines, causing a buildup that is difficult to remove. In these cases, we use specialist chemicals. We can then apply a grout sealer.
The grout will stay cleaner if you damp mop using a microfiber mop system.
Alternatively, we can grind the marble tiles down to the grout. The floor will be smooth and much easier to keep clean.
Take advantage of a free consultation and estimate by a trained and experienced Floor Restoration Expert as the first step in cleaning your marble floor.
If you're looking for an excellent service from a trustworthy tradesman then call Abbey, we will take all your headaches away.
Spots and Stains
Marble installed in a bathroom, toilet, kitchen or dining room often suffers from ugly etch spots and stains. The majority of food spills contain dyes and have chemicals that can affect marble. Check out our guide to stain identification and removal.