What’s Involved in Marble Repair
Marble restoration is the process of returning a temporarily damaged marble floor to its original undamaged state. Marble is commonly used on floors because it has a unique shiny surface with a natural appearance that is attractive to the eye and therefore it is important that whenever it is damaged, the necessary steps for restoring its initial beauty are taken as quickly as possible before permanent damage has happened to it. Many people prefer marble to other flooring materials just because of its ease to polish and therefore making it all beautiful and getting its glamour back again and therefore it is good to make sure that its maintenance is given priority.
Despite their high resistance to damage, the marble floor can occasionally get damaged and therefore will require being repaired as per the extent of damage that has happened to it. Grinding is a process that can be used to remove roughness that may have come by with time and make the floor flat in cases where the floor loses its uniformity. When a marble floor gets scratched, it will lose its beauty and glamour and to make it look beautiful again, polishing using a very hard material such as diamond will ensure that the scratches are scrapped off making the surface as shinny as it was before damage. In a situation where the marble tiles have completely broken into completely separate but considerably sizeable pieces, the pieces can be bound back together using an adhesive then allowed to harden and returned on the floor, but in cases where the pieces are small, the whole marble tile should be replaced. It is also common place to find small holes on the surface of the marble tile and in the event of a renovation process, the holes can be refilled by putting in an epoxy material that is a similar color to that of the tile and then the chips that got out be placed back in to fill the holes.
An object that is not sharp enough to cut into the marble tile but heavier will result in a crack on the surface of the tile, and the crack can be filled up using concrete epoxy or a vinyl compound to fill in and make look normal. Marble floors are also susceptible to scuff marks which are black streaks that are left on the floor by some items in the house like furniture, ladders and hard soled shoes. The final process in marble restoration is crystallization which brings mirror like shine by chemical reaction on the surface of marble.