It can be a daunting task to find a professional floor cleaning contractor, especially with so many people offering a similar marble floor services. So how do you separate the chaff from the wheat? Well, we’ve written the following checklist to help you find a marble floor specialist. Ask them and yourself the following questions and you won’t go far wrong, also, we are always willing to give free advice over the phone so don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07725 752 660 should you have any questions about your marble tiles.
Before calling any marble floor professional, ask around. Have any of your neighbours had their marble floors done recently? Who did it? and were they happy? Hiring a professional marble cleaner can be difficult. Please read through the other points before making any decision.
Once you have located several companies, schedule appointments to receive estimates. We at Marble Renovation will always perform a free estimate. Be sure you are there for the scheduled time; it can be very frustrating for a contractor to arrive for any estimate, only to find no one home. On the other hand, if the contractor fails to show for the scheduled appointment without at least calling, he obviously isn’t interested in your project.
When the marble specialist arrives, explain what your concerns are, and what you are trying to achieve. After all, you live with the floor every day, the marble contractor is seeing it for the first time. Give the contractor as much information as possible. What do you use to clean your marble floor? Has the floor been polished? Is there any wax or coating on the floor? Any information will help the marble specialist decide how to fix the problem
Once the contractor has determined what is needed, ask him to explain the procedure he intends to use. Are there other options? What polishing process will be used? A competent contractor should be more than happy to answer any question you may have.
When comparing a price against another contractor make sure you are comparing like for like. If one contractor is only going to polish and the other grind, the difference in price will be considerable.
If possible, obtain a demo or sample. Ask if a free demo can be performed; have it performed in a representative area. This will indicate how the final job will be like. Be reasonable however, don’t expect a marble floor specialist to perform a demo if the job is too small.
Once you choose a marble contractor, schedule the job. Don’t be surprised if the contractor is booked for several weeks. Be patient; a good marble contractor will be busy, and you will have to wait your turn. If you absolutely must have it done now, ask him if he’ll book you if he gets a cancellation.
Gut feeling — are you comfortable with the contractor? This is much more important than you might think.
Both Marble & Granite can be used for a kitchen worktops, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. Marble is available in an unlimited number of colours. It scratches very easily though. If you are going to be cutting meats and vegetables, marble is a poor choice. Granite is very scratch resistant and will take cutting, however some Granite can be porous if it hasn’t been sealed properly, and if you are doing a lot of cooking with hot oil, unprotected Granite can stain easily. Granite can be protected against staining if you seal it with a good quality stone sealer. Most stone Kitchen counter tops are Granite and overall is a good choice.
WARNING — There is one acid that will severely etch, pit and dull a polished granite surface. This acid is known as Hydroflouric acid and is found in many rust removers. If you have experienced etching on granite surfaces you may want to check the label and see if it contains Hydroflouric acid. If it does, the granite may need to be repaired.