Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Marble Restoration Fort Lauderdale

Maintaining the original, natural shine of marble can be a tricky task.  If you're looking for companies that specialize in marble polishing in the Fort Lauderdale area, there are plenty of choices.  Initially, the DIY homeowner may think to do it themselves.  However, this can be a project that might be left to the professional marble polishing companies.

When it comes to marble polishing Fort Lauderdale residents should look to the pros to handle the larger restoration jobs.  With the proper tools and equipment a marble polishing company should be able to do the job efficiently and with minimal headaches.  Most importantly they'll get the job done correctly the first time.

If your looking for marble restoration Fort Lauderdale residents should look to the pros.  As we get closer to the holidays, this is a job that can be rather tedious and crowd your day.  During these hectic holiday times, with friends, family and guets stopping by, it's best to call a marble restoration company in Fort Lauderdale to expidite the job.

Happy Holidays!                                      

Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Repair Marble

For many homeowners, upgrading your home's kitchen with marble or granite counter tops is a good way to add value to your home.  Unfortunately, the addition of quality marble to your kitchen can be very expensive.  To protect your investment it's important to stay vigilant against wear and tear.  All too common are the cracks or chips that may appear in your marble counter tops.  From time to time we get questions like; How to repair marble?  How to repair chipped marble?  How to restore marble?

Repairing Chipped Marble Can Be Easy

Here is a quick way to repair using the DIY method:

When repairing chipped marble, ensure that the area has been cleaned thouroughly and dried with a very absorbent fabirc.  Something similar to acetone is strong enough to clean the surface, while not degrading the marble.
Next, adding a poly-epoxide or similar bonding material, place a small amount on the bottom of the chip and place it back into the divet.  Apply pressure for a few minutes to ensure that it's firmly in place and hold tightly.  Once secured, be sure to whipe away and epoxy or glue that has been left behind.

If you're looking to repair marble or restore marble in your home, it's always good to consult with a specialist in this area.  One such specialist is Classic Marble Restoration based out of Miami, Florida.  Classic Marble specializes in restoration and cleaning of marble and stone.

Friday, December 9, 2011

How to Care For Marble Counters and Floors

Here are some quick steps to care for marble counter tops and floors, all you need is acetone, amonia and a clean rag.  Marble is a pretty soft stone, so it's good to make sure you take extra care of it and clean it as often as needed.  Especially in high traffic areas, like kitchens.  To ensure that your marble counters or floors are cleaned properly, please make sure to remove all small items that may have been left behind.  Items like tacts or pins may scratch the marble while you're going through this process.

The first step to cleaning marble and stone floors or counters is to whipe it down with a wet cloth.  This will eliminate most of the surface dirt that has collected.  The next step would be to take some ordinary dish soap and get a nice lather going.  Using a nice circular motion, start to go over the marble.  Next what I like to do is take hot water and go over one more time to ensure that all the soap has been removed, as any soap left behind will leave a dull look to the marble.  Once you've taken some time to dampen the stone, take a shammy cloth and start to buff out the marble.

These are some easy steps to care and clean for your marble.  For tougher jobs or for jobs that encompass larger areas, such as floors, it's good to consult with specialty companies that actually specialize in marble restoration and cleaning, like Classic Marble Restoration based out of Miami, Florida.  You can visit their site and view some impressive before and after photos at

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cleaning and Restoring Rust Stains on Marble

One of the hardest stains to clean on Marble and Granite is rust.  Restoration of marble and granite that is stained with rust can be challenging, but with a little work, your effort will pay off.
First, you must understand that not all chemicals and products that claim to help rid your stone of rust will do the job.  Some will actually hurt the overall natural look of your stone.
At Classic Marble Restoration in South Florida, they use a tried and tested method for helping out these tough situations.  First, is Classic Marble's years of marble and granite restoration experience that is most important.  Second comes the equipment used and third in the method of extracting the iron or metal out of the stone.  Classic Marble uses a special mixture that they've developed over the years that has proven to be effective in extracting  rust and helping in the restoration of the marble and granite.

If you are located in the South Florida area, please give Classic Marble Restoration a call or email today and let them assist in removing those nasty rust stains from your marble and granite.