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A Professional Stone Honing in Stamford, CT Gave These Marble Surfaces a Breath of New Life

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September 28, 2019

Marble surfaces bring style and refinement to any house. This natural stone is not only beautiful, it is extremely sturdy and can last many years. However, it is important to keep in mind that it requires proper maintenance because it is vulnerable to acidic substances and harsh chemicals. Using products with these properties on this stone can produce dull spots. When this happens, regular cleaning won't be effective. Professional stone honing is necessary to give the marble a new finish and remove any damage.

Before and after Picture of a Stone Honing Process in Stamford, CT
Our next client, a housewife from Stamford, CT, had a gorgeous marble countertop and a beautiful marble floor in her master bathroom. She loved the elegance the stone gave to her house, but as time passed, the natural beauty of the stone began to fade. Dull spots, scratches, and stains besmirched the marble. She was not pleased with this situation, so she tried some DIY cleaning methods. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to work. After considering her options, she decided to hire professionals. One of her friends, a former Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County client told her about our outstanding stone restoration services and advised her to contact us. Following his advice, she called us for a free consultation. Our Stamford stone honing experts were able to rectify the damage and give the surfaces a new enhanced look.

We performed the in-home evaluation a few days later. We noticed the marble countertop had a lackluster appearance. There were also stains and scratches on the surface. We told the owner that years of wear and tear had led to this deterioration. In addition, using products with acidic properties caused the dull spots. The natural composition of the marble is highly susceptible to these kinds of damages. The owner also asked us to assess the condition of her bathroom floor. The grout lines were full of dirt and the marble tiles had lost their natural beauty. To remove all the blemishes that were affecting the surfaces, it was necessary to perform proper maintenance and use our professional honing pads.

We offered a stone honing service to remove all the damage from the surface and give a new finish to the marble. We assured the owner that our process would give her master bathroom floor and countertop a beautiful renewed appearance. She was happy with the solution we proposed and decided to hire us.

A few days later, we returned to begin the restoration of the surfaces. We needed to work on the master bathroom floor and countertop, so we decided to begin on the counter. To make sure the marble was ready for honing and polishing, we cleaned the surface using our stone-safe product and a high-speed scrubber. Our cleaner has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. After that, we began the honing process. We grinded using three sets of honing pads, each with an increased level of grit. With this step, all blemishes and damages were removed. To achieve the finish the owner requested, we needed to polish the stone. For this purpose, we continued grinding, using abrasive materials and special powders until the marble acquired a lighter tone.

Before and after Picture of This Master Bathroom Marble Floor after a Stone Honing Job in Stamford, CT
We continued with the master bathroom floor. We cleaned and repaired the grout lines, removing all the dirt and grime. To finish, we honed and polished the marble with our high-end pads. With this process we gave the stone a new finish. After that, the surfaces looked fantastic and renewed. We showed the results to our client. The owner was amazed when she saw the restoration we had achieved. She was happy with the new look of the countertop and bathroom floor. The owner couldn't believe the process had been cost-effective and fast. After thanking us, she said that she would certainly recommend our service to her family, friends and neighbors.

Before leaving, we took some time to give our client some suggestions to perform safer and more effective cleaning routines. We recommended cleaning the surfaces regularly. For this task, use only pH-neutral soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the marble and won't deteriorate the surface. Its antimicrobial agent provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Furthermore, it is non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. It is also important to keep the surface as dry as possible. Do not leave spills lingering for long periods of time. Use a paper towel and soak any spill immediately. Do not wipe or spread them. Also, don't use abrasive tools like steel wools because they can scratch the stone.

With Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's professional assistance, restoring your damaged natural stone surfaces is easy and fast. Using our superior stone honing process, our certified technicians can give any surface a gorgeous, brand-new look. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience and reliable solutions at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (203) 702-4896 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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