Marble countertops are a timeless feature in any kitchen or bathroom, adding elegance and sophistication to the space. Over time, however, marble can become dull or stained due to wear and tear from daily use. Fortunately, marble countertop restoration is an easy way to restore your marble’s original beauty without having to replace it entirely. Let’s discuss the benefits of restoring your marble countertop and why you should consider doing so if yours has lost its luster.
Knowing When It’s Time to Restore Your Marble Surfaces
If your marble counters have lost their luster and normal cleanings don’t seem to be making things better, it may be time to have a restoration professional come out and take a look. Here are some other signs that marble surfaces may need to be restored:
- Dullness or discoloration on the marble surface
- Stains from spills and/or general wear and tear
- Cracks, chips, or other signs of damage
- Etching on marble surfaces due to exposure to acidic or alkaline substances
These are all issues that basic cleaning, maintenance, or light polishing won’t fix. When you see these signs, it’s time to look into natural stone restoration services.
Protect Your Marble Surfaces
Because time waits for no one, eventually all marble surfaces will show signs of age and wear, at which point they have to be either restored or replaced. However, by practicing basic care and maintenance in protecting marble countertops, you can at least prolong their beauty until it’s time to have them restored. The best way to do this with day-to-day use is by cleaning marble surfaces regularly using a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner indicated for marble. (Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are both excellent household products that can spruce up a marble countertop safely.) Avoid using abrasive or acidic cleaning products as these will damage the stone, and clean spills quickly to avoid staining and etching.
That said, basic cleaning and maintenance only takes your counters so far. When these measures no longer seem to work and your counters start showing signs of damage, staining, dulling, etc., having them professionally restored also protects the surfaces and extends their life expectancy for potentially many more years.
Repair Chips and Breaks in Your Marble Countertops
As part of natural stone restoration, your stone care professionals will also assess the marble surface for any chips, cracks, or other signs of damage and fix them accordingly. Marble repair is an important part of marble countertop restoration to ensure that they remain in excellent condition and keep their pristine look. If you notice chips or cracks in your marble counters, it’s important not to leave them unattended because they make your marble countertops vulnerable to more damage, making restoration more costly. In extreme cases, restoration won’t be enough to fix these issues, and the marble may have to be replaced.
Restore Shine and Beauty
One of the most obvious reasons to have marble restored is that it can bring back a beautiful shine and luster, making your marble surfaces look as good as new. Professional marble countertop restoration services use special techniques and products that buff out any stains, dullness, and discoloration while getting rid of etching due to acidic or alkaline exposure. Our technicians will also use high-grade marble polishing compounds to restore your countertop finish to its original beauty in no time.
Save Money from Repairs and Replacements Down the Line
If marble surfaces become too worn and damaged, it can be expensive to have them replaced. By contrast, marble restoration services cost a fraction of what it would cost to replace marble countertops outright. By restoring your surfaces when the need arises, you can avoid costly repairs or replacements in the future. Even if marble surfaces show signs of age and wear, our marble restoration services can make them look brand new and give them new life for many years to come.
Using Professional Restoration Services
Because the process of restoring natural stone is complex and may require multiple steps, we highly advise against attempting to restore your marble countertops on your own. Without proper training and the right equipment, you can actually damage your surfaces further and possibly even invite injury to yourself. In the long run, trusting marble countertop restoration to experienced professionals is the safest and most affordable way to ensure that your marble surfaces get proper treatment and look their best. Our trained technicians will evaluate your marble surfaces and recommend specific solutions designed to restore them to their original state. They will also apply measures to minimize dust accumulation while making the process as unintrusive as possible.
Contact a New York Marble Countertop Restoration Professional
At Statewide Stone Care (a Stonework Company), we have been serving the stone and tile repair and restoration needs of the Tri-State area for many years. Our technicians have a well-earned reputation for expert craftsmanship and stellar customer service, and we work hard to earn the trust of our customers every day. For expert restoration services in New York and New Jersey, as well as natural stone polishing, cleaning, repairs, and maintenance, contact us today.