A Quick Guide to Marble Restoration
Marble restoration is the process of returning a temporarily damaged marble floor to its original undamaged state. Different marble stones have different patterns and color shades and therefore many people use them for purposes of flooring and sometimes bathroom walls, which makes it necessary that whenever any damage occurs to it, steps of making sure it is returned to its initial form are taken so that it does not undergo permanent damage. It very easy to restore the beauty of a marble floor because Marble can be polished when it becomes dull so as to make it look very shinny and attractive again and that is why it preferred as compared to other material such as stones.
Despite their high resistance to damage, the marble floor can occasionally get damaged and therefore will require being repaired as per the extent of damage that has happened to it. In the case where a marble floor has over time become rough and non uniform, grinding can be used in making sure that the floor is restored to a more uniform layout. When a marble floor gets scratched, it will lose its beauty and glamour and to make it look beautiful again, polishing using a very hard material such as diamond will ensure that the scratches are scrapped off making the surface as shinny as it was before damage. Despite being hard and resistant, a marble tile can break when hit by an object falling with a lot of impacts and therefore repairing it requires that the broken pieces be put back together and then attached by putting an adhesive material in between to hold them strongly together before being returned to the place where it was removed. Small pits are commonly caused by small falling objects and can be repaired by the use of an epoxy which must be of the same colour as that of the marble floor, so as to hold the chipped out piece in the pit that has been left on the floor.
An object that is not sharp enough to cut into the marble tile but heavier will result in a crack on the surface of the tile, and the crack can be filled up using concrete epoxy or a vinyl compound to fill in and make look normal. Marble floors are also susceptible to scuff marks which are black streaks that are left on the floor by some items in the house like furniture, ladders and hard soled shoes. Crystallization creates a film on the surface of marble which is durable and helps preserve the brightness of the marble during the final process o marble repair.