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This Marble Countertop in Greenwich Was Restored to a Beautiful, New Satin Finish with a Stone Honing Service

June 02, 2017


This homeowner, like many others, chose a marble countertop because of its natural elegance and luxury. When it was first installed, she carefully followed all the care instructions to maintain its beauty. As time went by, her countertop kept looking great so she stopped being so cautious, until one day the countertop no longer looked wonderful. She accidently spilled some juice over it but did not clean it right away, and now it had horrible etch marks.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Honing Service on a White Marble Countertop in Greenwich, Connecticut
She tried to clean it with some products she bought at the store, but they made the stone look worse. She was in despair. Her friend knew that something was wrong, and he found out that she felt guilty for ruining her marble countertop, so he gave her a pep talk. He told her he once had the same problem and recommended her to hire a stone honing service in Greenwich. He mentioned that Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County fixed his countertop and suggested that she give us a try. Without giving it a second thought, she proceeded to call us and booked an appointment.

On the day of the appointment, our stone honing experts assessed the countertop and explained the steps they would take to restore her countertop. They suspected that acidic substances had come into contact with the stone, which was later confirmed by the homeowner. They told her they would hone the stone and then apply a sealer to help prevent this problem from happening again.

Marble is one of the most popular choices for countertops among homeowners. What most homeowners don't know is that if it is not properly maintained, it can easily be damaged by acidic substances that cause etch marks like the ones in the picture above. Among the main culprits that can seriously harm the stone are acidic substances such as lemon and vinegar. Nonetheless, when properly cared for, marble's beauty can be preserved for generations.

To begin treating the stone countertop, the team used a pH-neutral cleaner applied with a one-of-a-kind scrubbing system to deep clean the stone surface. Once it was clean, they used a combination of abrasives and the right machinery to properly hone the marble countertop, making the etch marks disappear. They also sealed the countertop to protect it from future stains.

After the job was finished, our team showed the homeowner the outcome. The marble countertop looked beautiful. The homeowner was amazed by how they managed to give it a beautiful satin finish and made it look like new. She thanked the team, and she was so excited about her countertop's new look that she sent pictures to her friend so he could see the wonderful job done and also thanked him for the recommendation. She couldn't be happier.

Before leaving, our team gave her care instructions to make the results last as long as possible. First, they recommended using only pH-neutral cleaners like the ones in the Care Tips and Products section on our website. They also recommended her to prevent acidic substances from coming into direct contact with the countertop and to clean spills right away.

Does your countertop have etch marks? Did you spill juice or wine over your marble countertop? If so, Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County is the right choice! We have the best professionals in the hard surface restoration industry, who can restore your stone surfaces in the blink of an eye. For further information, fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page or call (203) 702-4896, today! To keep up with our work and receive wonderful tips that will help you keep your floor at its best, find us on Facebook as Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County, Instagram @SirGrout, and Twitter @SGFairfieldCT.


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