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    Should I Replace or Refinish My Stone Flooring?

    “Should I replace or refinish my stone flooring?” is a common question we hear from our customers. When it comes to stone flooring, homeowners often have the choice to either replace or refinish their existing floors. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to consider which one is best for your specific situation.

    Replacing your stone flooring is a good option if your floors are severely damaged or worn. Additionally, if your floors have been installed improperly or are showing signs of settling or shifting replacement may be necessary. It would ensure the stability and safety of your floors.

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    Before and after results of marble floor restoration and etch removal

    On the other hand, refinishing your stone flooring is a good option if your floors are in good condition but simply need a facelift. Even if your floors are chipped, or have deep scratches, refinishing still may be the best choice. Refinishing involves honing, polishing and resealing the stone. This process can remove scratches and stains, and bring back the original shine and luster of the stone. This option is also a more cost-effective alternative to replacement, as it does not require the removal and disposal of existing flooring.

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    Before and after results of tumbled travertine restoration

    When deciding whether to replace or refinish your stone flooring, it is important to consult with a professional stone restoration company like NOVA Stone Care. Our technicians will assess the condition of your floors free of charge. We’ll provide you with a recommendation based on our expertise and experience.

    Overall, the decision to replace or refinish your stone flooring will depend on the condition of your floors, the type of stone, and your personal preferences. NOVA Stone Care experts can help you make the best decision for your specific situation.

    Check out our project gallery to see more before and after results.

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    The Etch Mark Removal From Marble Floor

    The etch mark removal from the marble floor tile is a complicated issue that many homeowners encounter. Etches occur when acidic substances or cleaning products come into contact with the surface of the marble. These substances cause a chemical reaction that erodes the surface of the marble, leaving dull, discolored spots.

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    In this particular case, a cleaning company used a cleaning product that was very acidic. The usage of the wrong cleaning product resulted in a large etch mark. The cleaning company tried removing the etch mark but actually made it worse.

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    The best and the safest way to remove etch marks from marble floor tile is to hire a professional stone restoration company like NOVA Stone Care. We have the knowledge, experience and the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to safely and effectively remove etches from the marble surfaces. Our Professional floor polishing services will restore the natural beauty of your stone.  Check out our project gallery to see before and after results.

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    One of the first steps in etch removal is to thoroughly clean the affected area. This may involve using a pH-neutral cleaning solution like MB-5 from MB Stone Care to remove any dirt or debris that may be present. The next step is to use specialized equipment, such as diamond pads and polishing pads. We restore marble floors using mechanical diamond honing and polishing techniques. We use different grit levels of diamond pads to remove scratches, etching, and other imperfections.

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    The etch mark removal is a delicate process that requires skill and experience. Attempting to remove etches on your own can result in further damage to the marble. It’s best to leave this task to the professionals.

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    In conclusion, the etch removal from marble floor tile can be a challenging task, but it can be accomplished effectively by a professional stone restoration company like NOVA Stone Care. With our knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment, we can restore your marble floors to their original beauty. If you notice etches on your marble floor tile, it is best to contact NOVA Stone Care as soon as possible.

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