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MARBLE REPAIR

Mar­ble repair and restora­tion

As you can see from the below video, it is cru­cial that you do not leave your mar­ble tiles untreat­ed. What starts as a lit­tle scratch can soon turn into a crack and then into a bro­ken tile. It’s not a sim­ple job to replace tiles as the sur­round­ing tiles can eas­i­ly become bro­ken as well.

We can eas­i­ly repair your mar­ble, so no mat­ter how deep or large the crack is, our mar­ble repair team can bring back that shine.


What caus­es mar­ble to stain?

The weath­er and every­day wear and tear can have a neg­a­tive effect on mar­ble but the main cause of prob­lems with mar­ble stain­ing if due to mois­ture in the stone caused from either spilled drinks or water on our shoes. While mar­ble is extreme­ly durable and because of its lim­it­ed poros­i­ty it doesn’t absorb lots of water, how­ev­er, it does absorb some water/moisture, and if that water is rain water (which tends to be mild­ly acidic) the mar­ble can suf­fer sub­stan­tial dete­ri­o­ra­tion if not looked after.

So, as mar­ble is high­ly sus­cep­ti­ble to acidic agents, the loss of pol­ish and detail­ing can be quite high and these are the most com­mon symp­toms of weath­er­ing, espe­cial­ly the loss of polish/shine on the mar­ble sur­face.

Water isn’t the only ene­my! Oils, dyes/inks also can leave stains if not treat­ed, obvi­ous­ly the depth of pen­e­tra­tion will depend on a few dif­fer­ent things, like for exam­ple the fin­ish on the stone and the amount of time the oil is left on the mar­ble, how­ev­er, the longer you leave it on the mar­ble the deep­er the stain will be and the hard­er it will be for us to remove the stain.

Anoth­er com­mon stain you’ll find on mar­ble is rust. These stains are red­dish-orange and are caused by the oxi­da­tion (rust­ing) of iron. Water pen­e­trat­ing bad joints or cracks can acti­vate or accel­er­ate the rust­ing. If the rust is only on the sur­face of the stone it will be eas­i­ly removed with a cloth or some abra­sive pads, how­ev­er, if it’s with­in the mar­ble itself it will be much hard­er to remove the stain com­plete­ly.