Natural stones like marble and granite are used in homes on many surfaces. From floors, sinks, vanities, tabletops and baths, natural stone can be used in many areas of your home. To maintain the surface shine of marble and granite it is best to keep it dust free and clean using a soft cloth, warm water and specific natural stone cleaners that are non-abrasive.
Even with diligent maintenance, your expensive marble and granite can often develop water stains, scratches and marks with years of use and may require the attention of a professional marble and granite polisher. The polish or sheen of natural stone is not achieved by the application of a lotion or chemical, on the contrary it requires a high friction process where the surface of the stone is ground with the help of a machine to produce the shine or polish. This is a specialised process that requires a trained professional who ascertains the exact grindstones to be used and the amount of time required according to the type of marble or granite to be polished.
The skill involved in polishing marble and granite cannot be emphasised enough, because the machines used are heavy and specialised, the polishing process needs to be carried out in a systematic manner to insure that the marble or granite does not develop cracks and is ground down to an even level. If any area is over treated it will create a depression in the stone for water to collect that will lead to staining in the long run, ruining the effect of the polish. This is especially important when the stone is placed in a wet area like a bathroom.
As always asking for recommendations from friends, family and colleagues is a good place to start when looking for a marble and granite polishing professional. A good recommendation can help you narrow down your list of prospective hires to a few selected and trustworthy professionals who will deliver on schedule and on budget while making sure that the expensive marble or granite used to beautify your home is not damaged in any way. Asking for a clear, step by step plan from the professional marble or granite polishing professional will further help you put your mind to rest about the details of the job like time, budget, quality of materials and type of machines being used, etc.