A Quick Guide to Marble Restoration
Marble rehabilitation is the revival of a marble floor whose condition has degenerated to acquire its initial state of good appearance. Marble is commonly used on floors because it has a unique shiny surface with a natural appearance that is attractive to the eye and therefore it is important that whenever it is damaged, the necessary steps for restoring its initial beauty are taken as quickly as possible before permanent damage has happened to it. Marble is different from other stone flooring material because it has an extremely high tolerance to polishing, due to this you can always have its surface looking smooth and shiny.
Marble is generally resistant to most factors that can cause damage to most flooring materials but with time, some amount of damage may occur to it and it calls for necessary steps to restore its former state. Sometimes a marble might have some places that are not entirely flat as they used to be maybe due to being subjected to different weights of objects and it is, therefore, necessary to ensure that while carrying out repairs, the marble is flattened as required. When a marble floor gets scratched, it will lose its beauty and glamour and to make it look beautiful again, polishing using a very hard material such as diamond will ensure that the scratches are scrapped off making the surface as shinny as it was before damage. In a situation where the marble tiles have completely broken into completely separate but considerably sizeable pieces, the pieces can be bound back together using an adhesive then allowed to harden and returned on the floor, but in cases where the pieces are small, the whole marble tile should be replaced. Small pits are commonly caused by small falling objects and can be repaired by the use of an epoxy which must be of the same colour as that of the marble floor, so as to hold the chipped out piece in the pit that has been left on the floor.
An object that is not sharp enough to cut into the marble tile but heavier will result in a crack on the surface of the tile, and the crack can be filled up using concrete epoxy or a vinyl compound to fill in and make look normal. Scuff marks are removed from the marble floor by several methods, for example, larger scuff marks are removed by using tennis shoe and rub the spot firmly with heel. Crystallization creates a film on the surface of marble which is durable and helps preserve the brightness of the marble during the final process o marble repair.