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  • Marble Island Restoration – Honing, Polishing And Sealing

    Marble Island Restoration – Honing, Polishing And Sealing.

    We at NOVA Stone Care follow a systematic process when honing and polishing marble islands to restore their natural beauty. Here is a general overview of the steps involved:

    • Assessment and Inspection:

      • The first step is to assess the current condition of the marble island. This involves inspecting the surface for any damage, stains, or scratches. The type and extent of damage will determine the specific restoration procedures needed.
    • Cleaning:

      • Before  we begin honing and polishing, we thoroughly clean the marble surface to remove any dirt, grime, or residues. Cleaning may involve the use of specialized stone cleaners to avoid damaging the marble.
    • Grinding (Honing):

      • Honing is the process of removing a thin layer from the surface of the marble to eliminate scratches, etch marks, and other imperfections. This is typically done using diamond abrasive pads with progressively finer grits. Coarser grits are used initially to address more significant imperfections, and finer grits are used to achieve a smoother finish.
    • Polishing:

      • After honing, we polish the marble to restore its natural shine and luster. Polishing involves using progressively finer polishing pads or abrasive compounds to achieve the desired level of gloss. The final polishing step is crucial for bringing out the inherent beauty of the marble.
    • Sealing:

      • Depending on the type of marble and its location (especially in areas prone to spills), we apply stone sealer to protect the surface from stains and moisture. Sealing is an optional but recommended step to enhance the longevity of the restoration.
    • Final Inspection:

      • Once the honing and polishing processes are complete, NOVA Stone Care professionals conduct a final inspection to ensure that the marble island meets the desired standards. This includes checking for uniformity, shine, and the absence of any remaining imperfections.
    • Maintenance Recommendations:

      • NOVA Stone Care often provides maintenance recommendations to homeowners to help preserve the restored marble. This may include guidelines for cleaning, avoiding abrasive materials, and periodic resealing.

    It’s important to note that the specific techniques and products used can vary based on the type of marble, the extent of damage, and the expertise of the restoration professionals. Additionally, safety precautions, such as the use of dust control measures, should be taken during the restoration process.

    Call us at 202-997-4548 or email us at shota@novastonecare.com for a FREE estimate.

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