The misconception that since marble is a stone it does not need any maintenance is far from the truth. All marble needs some type of care and maintenance. Though some marbles are harder than others, marble is generally a softer, calcium-based stone, susceptible to scratching, etching (acid damage), and dulling of its appearance if not maintained properly.
Marble care needs vary depending upon type, purpose, finish and location, which is why it is important to work specifically with stone restoration professionals if it is in need of care.
At Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration, we know marble. We understand and appreciate its special characteristics. Our passion for our work and a strong commitment to educate our customers on proper care and maintenance is evident in every single job we do. We proudly serve the Tampa area, offering repair, refinishing, protection and restoration services for marble with stunning results. Our services include:
Is your marble floor too dull or too shiny? Some areas more glossy than others? Or maybe you just want a change of pace? We can restore the polished or matte finish you love, even-out an inconsistent finish, or change the finish from polished to honed (matte or satin) or vice versa. Whatever your issue, or your preference, we can deliver a beautifully restored or changed marble finish.
Marble Honing & Polishing
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches or etch marks (sometimes mistaken for water marks or spots) can diminish the elegant appearance of your marble floors and surfaces. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can hone your marble surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new marble surface free of damage. We can then polish your marble using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss or gloss finish. With our marble honing and polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve the exact finish you are looking for.
Lippage Removal / Grinding
Uneven tiles don’t just diminish the look of your floors, they can also create a trip hazard. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. This can also be done to bring all tiles more level with grout lines to facilitate easier cleaning.
Marble Stain Removal
No matter how careful you are, spills can still manage to happen. And sometimes spills become stains. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to remove a stain yourself or want us to take care of it for you, we are experts in removing stains from marble. Something to note: please do your research before starting any DIY stain removal process, since certain cleaning solutions may damage your stone or even permanently set the stain.
Are you familiar with the adage, “It’s easier to keep something clean than it is to get it that way?” Your marble surfaces are no exception. Marble is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, and the proper day-to-day cleaning methods and products. We are happy instruct you in the proper care methods and products that will help keep your marble surfaces looking great. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration also provides regularly scheduled maintenance programs, upon request.
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your marble will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your marble is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “May” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.
Do you have chips, holes or cracks in your marble surfaces? Before you replace, consider taking advantage of our expert marble repair services. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration can fill holes and fix marble cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the surrounding finish.
Marble Tile Replacement
Although it is rare for a marble tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration’s craftsmen can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring tiles, install the replacement tile, level it with the surrounding area, and then match the finish as closely as possible.
Marble is an elegant stone highly regarded throughout history for its beauty and versatility. From the temples of ancient Egypt to the basilica of Saint Paul in Rome, marble has been the stone of choice in some of the world’s most breathtaking architecture. It comes in many colors with different and beautiful veining, though some varieties may not be veined.Today, marble continues to add character and aesthetic appeal to art museums, cafes, workplaces, and homes.
Whatever your marble surface or care need, you can rely on Bay Shore Cleaning and Restoration to provide expert and knowledgeable service help keep your marble looking its best.
Are you looking for marble polishing services in the Tampa, FL area? Do you need professional marble cleaning or restoration? Contact us online or give us a call at (813) 609-8661.