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This Dull Marble Countertop Now Boasts a Beautiful Shiny New Finish After an Outstanding Stone Honing Job in Greenwich, CT

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May 28, 2019

Natural stone surfaces commonly have a polished, glossy finish when newly installed. This feature is a natural property of the stone and can give any surface an elegant look. However, daily wear and tear slowly leads to degradation and makes the luster disappear.

Before and after Picture of a Bathroom Countertop after a Stone Honing Job in Greenwich, CT
With a stone honing process, experts use high-grade honing pads to smooth the surface and give the stone a new matte finish. Polishing is necessary if the owner wants a shiny, reflective finish. These processes require high-end equipment and knowledge in hard surface restoration.

Our next client had a gorgeous natural stone countertop in her bathroom. At first, the stone looked astonishing and she loved the glossy finish it had. Unfortunately, as time passed, the natural shine of the stone faded. Dull spots, scratches, and stains started to appear on the surface. She was not pleased with the condition of the countertop, so she tried using vinegar and ammonia, which only caused negative results. After considering her options, she decided to look for professionals. Thankfully, she found our stone honing service in Greenwich, CT and we were able to bring back the luster to her bathroom countertop.

Later, when we asked her how she found us, she told us one of her friends recommended Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County. He said we had done an amazing restoration in his shower and suggested checking out our website to get more information. She followed his advice and went online to visit our site. On the page, she browsed the Before and After picture gallery. Everything she saw and read convinced her we could fully restore her countertop. She called us and scheduled a free in-home consultation.

We arrived on the appointed date to begin the evaluation of the bathroom countertop and to offer the most effective solution for its restoration. The woman greeted us and after a brief introduction, we proceeded with the assessment. We noticed the dullness of the surface. The stone suffered from etching and this gave the surface a lackluster appearance. We also spotted stains and scratches. We told the owner that using products with acidic properties etched the stone and caused the dull spots. We concluded that regular cleaning wouldn't be effective.

We proposed a stone honing service to remove all the damage from the surface and give a new finish to the stone. We assured the owner that our process would give her bathroom countertop a beautiful new look. She accepted our offer and decided to hire us.

We returned to her house a few days later to begin the restoration of the bathroom countertop. This procedure requires our professional equipment and exclusive products. In order to achieve the best results possible, we must follow a series of steps. We started by cleaning the surface using our stone-safe product and a high-speed scrubber. Our cleaner now has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. We made sure the countertop was completely clean so we could begin the honing process. We ran three sets of honing pads, each with an increased level of grit. We grinded until all blemishes and damages were removed. Since the owner wanted a glossy finish, we needed to polish the stone. For this purpose, we continued grinding, using abrasive materials and special powders. When we finished, the countertop was as shiny as the owner requested.

We thoroughly worked on the countertop and completely restored the stone. The surface looked beautiful and renewed. We showed our client the outcome of the stone honing process. The owner was amazed because the stone had an astonishing appearance. She couldn't believe this incredible transformation had been cost-effective and it hadn't taken much time. After thanking us, the owner assured us that she would certainly recommend our services to everyone she knows.

Before leaving, we always take time to teach our clients how to perform safer and more effective cleaning routines. We left the owner some suggestions for better maintenance. We recommended cleaning the countertop regularly. For this task, use only pH-neutral soap-free products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Do not use acidic or soap-based cleaning solutions because they are harsh and can produce negative effects or stain the stone.

To dry the surface, use a towel or a terry cloth. We don't recommend using abrasive tools such as steel wools because they can scratch the stone. Also, keep cosmetics and fragrances in safe containers. Do not leave wet bottles like perfumes or after-shaves on the countertop. This can lead to staining, discoloration, and deterioration.

As you can see, it is possible to restore your damaged natural stone countertop with Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's professional assistance. Our stone honing process can give any surface a shiny, brand-new look. We provide qualified services that will make your stone beautiful once again. 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. We will be happy to attend you. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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