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 on your marble tile can soon turn into a crack and then into a broken marble tile. It’s not a simple job to replace tiles, as the surrounding tiles can easily become broken as well, especially if the marble tiles are old and worn.
We can easily repair your marble, so no matter how deep or large the crack is, our marble repair team can repair your marble surface and bring back that shine.
Water damage on marble
The weather and everyday wear and tear can have a negative effect on marble but the main cause of problems with marble staining is due to moisture in the stone caused from either spilled drinks or water on our shoes. While it’s true that marble is extremely durable, however, because of its limited porosity it doesn’t absorb lots of water, it does however, 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.
Other liquids that can damage marble
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.