Marble Restoration Singapore
Everything looks good with some marble element in it. After all these years, it is still a craze among people. Marble floors, marble table tops, marble countertops, and marble fireplace, marble everything. People are even designing marble patterned phone cases, laptop cases, watches, dresses, water tumblers and cakes! This just proves how timeless is marble and how the luxurious beauty is still appreciated by many regardless of generation.
Getting To Know Marble
Marble is a part of the stone family which includes others such as granite, slate, sandstone and limestone. It may not be the toughest among all, but it is definitely the prettiest of them all. Being metamorphosed from a limestone, marble are recrystallized mass of interlocking calcite crystals or dolomite under high pressure. Although appearing stronger than limestone after transformation, on the scale from 1 to 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, marble has a hardness of 3 which still considered a soft rock. This property makes it easy to be carved into sculptures which is why they are widely used in a lot of ancient buildings and temples.
Treat It Like a Princess
Marble may be durable to be used as building materials, but it is also porous, not as porous as limestone but still vulnerable when exposed to acid. Before you dive into to marble bandwagon, you must have been warned that beauty comes with a price, during instalment and maintenance which follows after, but it is definitely worth it. Marbles are usually presented in the high gloss and shiny form, convincing people that it is the definite form of marble. Little did you know that with different grades of honing, you get different types of honed marble surfaces? High glossed marble, with the last chemical protection layer forms a reaction on the surface of marble, making it more durable and solid. They may be more water resistant and would probably give you a few more minutes to clean up any drinks or food spills on it, but they are prone to scratches. This may be a problem for event halls or any rooms with high traffic, but should not be a problem at home since no shoes are allowed into the house. Honed marble surfaces on the hand are more resistant to scratches but are more porous than the high polished ones.
To make your investment worthy, be sure to follow some obvious rules such as no furniture dragging on the marble flooring or cutting lemons directly on a marble countertop especially those highly glossed ones. This will cause serious etching.
It Is Not The End, You Still Have Us
In a series of unfortunate events when you drop something extremely heavy onto the marble floor, leaving behind a scratch or a crack which goes way deeper than the crack in your heart and your wallet, we are here to fix things. At Xpert Singapore, we provide stones restoration and one of them are marble restoration. Restorations are usually done when the scratches and cracks cannot even be removed through polishing. By restoring the marble, it gives them a new life. A house with marble flooring or marble countertop will no doubt increase in value. Thus, it is highly recommended to restore damaged and dull marble in the house before you put them on sale. First impression is very important, and buyers would hands down appreciate the effort so it is a ready to move in accommodation.
Here at Xpert Singapore, we perform the restoration using diamond grinding to unveil a new smooth surface of the marble stone. The surface of marble can be determined by how you want the finish to be. The grinding abrasives range from 60 to 3500 grit, the higher the grit, the smoother the surface. After that, we would apply a final layer of polishing with metallic elements to restore the mirror like surface.
It is hard to restore marble on your own when you do not have the right tools. Contact us to set up a time, and then you can sit back and relax while we get the job done for you.
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