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What is Marble?

Marble is known as a non-foliated metamorphic rock, meaning it does not appear to have any layering, and has transformed from another material through heat, pressure and time. Marble ranges from between 1 and 4 on the Mohs scale, which determines material hardness, diamond has a rating of 10.

Marble has the ability to attain a very high polish, leaving the surface very smooth and with a lustrous shine. One of the features of marble is its slight translucent quality, allowing light to penetrate the surface of the stone and cause a slightly glowing reflection creating a very appealing effect. When marble is polished the natural colors are enhanced, making the stones qualities more noticeable.

 

Marble is a natural material and a relative of limestone which requires special care both because of its high value and because it is unfortunately prone to scratching and staining. Marble is porous and will absorb liquids and oils, leaving stains under the surface that can be very difficult to remove. The acidic nature of many substances around the house can instantly etch the stone. Fruit juice, sauces, soft drink and acidic cleaning products coming into contact with marble puts it in danger of permanent staining.

Cleaning Marble Tiles

Admittedly you can clean commercial marble with any number of generic cleaning agents but without the help of professional marble polishing and restoring machines it is virtually impossible to keep your valuable marble floors pristine. Marble and natural stone restoration is a highly skilled job as stone can be ruined very easily by an inexperienced tradesperson.

Our mission is to provide the most professional workmanship and good old fashioned customer service that is the envy of our industry. Unlike other companies that offer a limited ‘one process suits all’ service, we provide a tailor made service to solve almost any problem your stone may have.

Marble is one of the most beautiful surfaces anyone can have in their home or office, however it is a relatively soft stone and because of this it can easily scratch in high foot traffic areas. A regular maintenance program is vital if the floor is to retain its original beauty, which was achieved in a factory by grinding the stone to a mirror finish. Special care is required when cleaning marble.

Sealing Marble Floors

Sealing your marble will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as marble, granite and porcelain, offering peace of mind by forming a barrier between the micro pores of your porcelain and potential water and oil based stains while preserving the tile’s appearance and resulting in maintenance being made much easier.

Two main sealing options exist for granite tiles

  • Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer

(Transparent Finish/Color Enhancing Finish)

  • Topical Sealer

(Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects marble and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores using nano-technology, creating a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer will protect the marble surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia’s Deepshield® range of impregnating water based sealer’s, offer long term benefits, Deepshield Gold® based on the latest fluoro-bond technology will last for up to 15 years. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your stone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone.

Experts Floor Care technicians are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your marble looks its absolute best. Experts Floor Care can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealer is also helpful in situations where the old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer’s have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

You can easily test how porous your natural marble is by applying a drop of water to the surface and watching how the water is absorbed by the marble. You can then see how any type of water based stain can be absorbed by the marble tile surface and grout.

Marble Restoration

As years go by, many fine marble floors become scratched and stained. Our team utilise the most modern equipment to restore years of wear and tear, bringing even the most tired and damaged marble surfaces back to life. Most scratches and stains can be completely removed.

With our expertise and modern equipment, having your marble floors restored today is more affordable than ever. Let our experts fix the damage!

We offer complete marble restoration and cleaning for both Commercial and Domestic Premises.

process is wet, there is little or no dust created

Using state-of-the-art equipment, our unique cleaning methods tackle even the most difficult floors. Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial jobs, leaving your floors spotless and hygienic.

Serving all of our new and existing clients with timely, flawless and hassle-free marble cleaning services, we have earned our quality reputation in the cleaning industry.

Regular Maintenance of Marble floors

Marble is one of the most beautiful surfaces available in the home or office, however, being a fairly soft stone it can easily become scratched in areas of high foot traffic. A regular maintenance program is vital if marble is to retain its original beauty, achieved in a factory by grinding the stone to a mirror finish.

Special care is required when cleaning marble. Deepshield™ Gold impregnating sealer lasts for up to 15 years and cures deep inside the pores of your marble leaving an invisible protective barrier that will result in maintenance becoming much easier. Unsealed or weakly sealed marble will soak up oils, spills, and stains. To check whether your marble is sealed, leave a few drops of water on the surface. If after a few minutes the water has soaked into the marble, then it’s time to reseal the stone. Don’t allow an accident to permanently stain your beautiful surfaces. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your valuable surfaces from stains.

Spills should be cleaned immediately. You should generally use only warm water and a mild detergent on your marble floors and never use vinegar on marble. The acid in vinegar can seriously damage and actually etch and remove the surface of marble. After mopping, dry the floor with a cotton towel or use a sh-mop to remove the moisture and prevent water spots. Always dry your marble floors as they spot very easily.

Floor Doctors Marble Care Services

Marble Cleaning

If you have marble surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true color, or perhaps you have recently installed your marble or your previous sealer is wearing off, Floor Doctors is your best choice to clean your marble surfaces effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Marble Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your marble will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Marble Polishing

Polishing is achieved by using very fine grade abrasive diamond discs until a reflective finish is achieved. These final grades reduce scratches which are not even visible to the human eye allowing the natural crystals on the surface to reflect light more effectively. Highly polished floors have much smaller pores to collect soil, dirt and grime, ensuring maintenance is made a lot easier.

Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discolored tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Experts Floor Care have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

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