Frequently Asked Questions
is a beautiful addition to any home and a worthwhile investment to increase the value of your property. Beautiful, durable and relatively low maintenance, marble is the ideal choice for a home’s interior. However, low maintenance does not mean “no maintenance.” Marble flooring needs semi-regular cleaning and marble polishing to remove the build-up of dirt, grime and general household debris.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that marble flooring can withstand any amount of neglect and still come up looking sparkling when the time eventually comes around to giving it a clean. However, allowing dirt and grime to build up over long periods can start to affect the quality and integrity of your marble flooring and leave it exposed to microdamage and marks.
Aside from the structural aspect, who wants a dirty, grimy marble floor in their home? If you’ve invested in beautiful, high-end marble flooring, make the most of your investment and protect it with regular
Incorporatingnto the rest of your housework is a good way to prevent the build-up of everyday dust and light dirt. However, you may be starting to notice that, no matter how often you clean and polish your marble yourself, it never quite looks the way it did in the beginning.
With general daily living, rust, grout and other contaminants can seep deep into the small pours of the marble and leave your flooring exposed to staining. Without the correct know-how and the right products for the job, these stains can be near impossible to remove. In addition to this, using the wrong products or overly acidic products may actually end up exposing your marble flooring to the risk of more damage.
Aside from staining, you may find that, no matter how often you perform marble cleaning and marble polishing yourself, there seem to be some scratches that you cannot remove. These are known as etch marks. Marble is composed of calcium carbonate and soft stone, making it prone to scratching in certain circumstances such as the use of overly abrasive flooring products and general household foot traffic.
If you didn’t know much about roofing, would you perform roofing maintenance yourself or would you call in a professional? Similarly, if you’re not an expert on marble polishing, it’s a wise choice to protect your investment by calling in a professional on a semi-regular basis to bring your marble flooring back to life and keep it looking its best.
If you’re trying to give your marble flooring a deeper clean or perform marble polishing, use of incorrect materials and methods can cause damage to your marble flooring. Ultimately this may lead to you hiring a professional to fix up where you left off. Depending on the degree of damage, this may come at a greater expense as it may involve bigger tasks such as.
It is a good idea to perform regular light cleaning and marble polishing of your flooring. However, more often than not, this will not be sufficient to keep it looking as good as new. Unless you have the correct training and know-how, we recommend that you hire a professional to perform professional grade cleaning and marble polishing and help protect your investment from the rigours of everyday family life.
These days, there’s a wealth of information widely available online on just about every topic under the sun, including marble cleaning,, and so on. The trouble is unless you’re a professional, can you really tell the difference between expert advice and expert nonsense?
We’re Aussies…D.I.Y. is in our blood and always will be. However, sometimes it’s best to call in the professionals. Marble flooring is not a cheap investment. Its higher price tag at the beginning comes with supreme quality, longevity, durability and relatively low maintenance. That is only the case when treated correctly.
Don’t put your investment at risk and fall victim to another poorly made and uninformative DIY video that promises to save you hundreds of dollars. Unless you are an accredited tradesperson, you are not fully informed about what you’re doing or the products you’re using. Furthermore, any DIY damage will not be covered by your home insurance, leaving you exposed to the hefty cost of a professional fix-up job and an expensive lesson learned.
- It’s Convenient: Let’s face it, we all lead busy lives these days. Why put yourself under pressure to do a job that will take twice as long and be half as effective. Call in a professional and save yourself time and, ultimately, expense. A professional will include polishing and waxing and have your marble flooring looking flawless in no time. Extensive knowledge of the most effective methodology and industry standards means an excellent finish every time.
- We have the right tools, the right products and the right know-how. Do you own diamond polishing pads and a single disc polishing machine with an integrated steel pad holder? Do you have the correct product to match your marble and the instinctive knowledge to know exactly how to polish marble to achieve top results? If not, then we recommend you put your marble flooring in the hands of professionals.
- Sometimes deeper marble restoration work is necessary. If grime and dirt have been left to build up over too long a period or continued use of overly abrasive cleaning products have caused deep etch marks, it’s time to call in a professional . Qualified tradespeople will combine the use of diamond abrasives and advanced equipment to remove the etch marks, finishing off with a professional marble polish and sealant to restore it to its original beauty. Once your marble flooring has been treated with the correct sealant, it will become more resistant to stains, spills, oil, mould and other rigours of everyday life.
A professional marble floor polishing specialist will take pride in their work. They know their products, and they know your flooring. If you’re not skilled in the art and science of marble restoration, we recommend hiring somebody to do the job. Trial and error can become costly, inconvenient and damaging.
Contact us at Infinity Floor Restoration to see how we can get keep your marble floors pristine and clean.