We also specialize in Marble restorations, we put new life back into your marble stone surfaces. Marble gives any home a level of elegance and majesty but when it becomes faded or cracked it can begin to make your house look weathered. Let the experts rejuvenate your stone so that your home looks stunning once more. Marble is a very elegant stone, but sometimes it can crack let us do the repair for you as well. It is mostly used in kitchens, bathroom and flooring. We have been cleaning and polishing marble for the last 20 years in New Jersey. We are the best at what we do as we fully trained technicians with years of experience dealing with all different types of tiles including marble. We can make your marble look brand new like the day you first installed them. So please give us a call and we will organize one of our friendly technicians to come out and give you a free estimate and we are sure you will be impressed with the result and service we provide. Our team has international experience working with all manner of different stone. They pride themselves on their quality service, competitive prices and, above all, their results. Whether your stone is inside or outside and if you’re looking for a honed or a high shine finish, NJ Marble Restorations have the skill to give you your desired look.
Marble Cleaning in NJ
Marble is a type of stone often used in furniture, decorative art and fine building work and comes in white or shades of beige. Marble is hard but is porous and can easily get stained and etched by some acids.
Marble cleaning is similar to concrete cleaning . Since marble can easily stain, you need to immediately wipe off spilled liquids and use coasters or mats to avoid ring marks.
To clean marble
• Use lukewarm water to regularly wash dirt off marble surfaces.
• Wipe the surface dry, preferably with a dampened chamois, so as not to leave streaks.
• At least once a year or when soiled, wash the surface with a mild hand dishwashing detergent with warm water solution,
• To protect the surface, apply a light colorless wax coat
• White marble should not be waxed as the color may become yellowish.
• Marble sealers can also be used to clean marble. Not only can it protect the marble from staining, it will also soften soil that can be easily wiped off using a damp cloth.
To remove marble stains
• Make a poultice out of an absorbent white material like a napkin, paper towel, blotter, or facial tissue.
• Dampened the material with the recommended chemical listed below that can remove the marble stain.
• Mix whiting with the chemical and make a soft paste, enough to cover the stain.
• Leave the poultice over the stain for at least an hour. Depending on depth of the stain and the age, the poultice can be left up to 48 hours.
• Put a plastic wrap on top of the poultice to keep it damp and hold it place using masking tape.
• Re-dampen the chemical periodically if needed.
• Mix a new batch of poultice if you need another application.
For Organic Stains from coffee, tea, softdrinks, or colors from paper, or textile. Soak the poultice material with a few drops of ammonia and 20% peroxide.
For Oil Stains including hand creams, butter or lotion.
• Spread whiting, cornstarch or any absorbent fine powder on the oil stain. Brush off the stain and reapply more powder. Leave the powder on the stain for 24 hours. Remove the stained powder by scrubbing it off with a hot, detergent solution and hard brush. Or you can wipe it off with a cloth dampened with ammonia. Rinse of the cleaning solution and wipe dry.
• If the suggested alkaline solutions do not take off the oil, try using a solvent. Dampen the poultice with amyl acetate, acetone or a dry cleaning fluid.
• Make sure you are in a well ventilated area with the windows opened to allow the fumes to move out. Do not use the acid solutions near a flame or sparks and do not leave the solvent on the stain too long.
For Rust Stains coming from metal objects like lamps, and other metal containers. Use rust stain removers available commercially. Do not leave the stain remover on the marble too long since it can etch the surface. Make sure to exactly follow the directions as given.
For Carbonated Beverages, acid fruit juices, and other acids that can etch or remove surface shine. Immediately wipe off the beverage or acid spill, and wipe the marble surface with a wet cloth. Polishing may be needed if the liquids etched the surface.
To polish dull marble
• Use a commercially sold marble polishers or cleaners to liven up dull marble.
• Some companies produce imported polishers and cleaners which can be used on softer imported marbles and are safe to be used on harder marble.
• Use tin oxide or putty powder to polish etched or dulled marble surfaces. Rub the putty on the surface using a damp cloth to clean the dull areas. Use an electric polisher to buff the surface.
• Severely damaged marble surfaces can be polished by companies that make or sell tombstones and other marble products.