• When To Use A Stone Care Professional

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    If you your surface feels rough, appears dull, stained, chipped or damaged it is unlikely that cleaning will make it any better.  In fact, if you are at the point where you are searching for a cleaner that will work because nothing is working – meaning nothing is bringing back your shine, stop and call a professional craftsman.  9 times out of 10 the problem is either due to a worn surface that is holding dirt, casting micro shadows, and cannot reflect light true, or a build-up of wax from a prior cleaner.

    Don’t feel bad, we clean up after janitorial companies and hotel staffs everyday for the same reasons.  What works on one surface will not necessarily work on another.  A ceramic tile is impervious to acids (thought its grout is not), but a marble surface will lose it shines once cleaned with acids which can dissolve marble quickly (just place a fresh cut lemon weg on a piece of marble for a few hours and you will see a perfect imprint in the stone that you cannot “wipe or clean” away.)

    A rough surface means damage and wear, which requires a professional who understands how to grind, hone, polish, seal and feather a repair into the balance of the floor.  The good news is there is virtually nothing you can do to a stone that a MARBLELIFE certified craftsman cannot repair.

    On the flip side, a properly maintained floor won’t require the attention of a marble craftsman for 5 to 7 years of normal household wear and tear, and even longer if maintained using the appropriate surface safe products routinely.

    Keep in mind, just because someone says their product is safe, does not mean it is, just that they did not see an effect over the period tested.

    MARBLELIFE has been restoring stone for more than 25 years.  We were one of the first 3 companies to restore stone, and the only one still in business.  Today we have more than 40 offices across the United States largely because we have always focused on defining and addressing the root cause.  Whether measuring experience in calendar years (27) or years of combined experience (centuries), MARBLELIFE has more experience and expertise than anyone in the industry.  Couple this with our willingness to provide FREE ESTIMATES and ASSESSMENTS when in doubt give us a call.

    We know that if we can help you care for your stone today, you are more likely to call us for your product care needs, and periodic maintenance in the future.  We are here to service.  When in doubt call, we deliver peace of mind.

    Call MARBLELIFE at (888) 524-3372 or visit us online to secure your FREE ESTIMATE at www.MARBLELIFE.com/>>> or to www.MARBLELIFEPRODUCTS.com to secure the care products appropriate to your surface, and your desire for an easy effective cleaning solution.