Marble Polishing Houston, The Woodlands, Katy Texas
Marble Polishing Services:
Marble polishing processes can be very controversial because there's a lot of different ways to polish marble and every contractor uses a different technique. What technique is the best, and who can I trust? I'm going to address a few of the different ways you can polish a Marble because there is so many that I cannot address them all.
The most popular one is acid polishing with steel wool most commonly known as crystallization or vitrification. This process is not recommended by Texas Floor Restoration for the reasons in the video on the homepage.
Another populur marble polishing process is diamond polishing. Diamond polishing which is basically running a very fine grit diamond with water until you receive the desired polish. this alone is not recommended by Texas Floor Restoration because we can achieve a much better result with our technology.
Another popular system for polishing Marble is with polishing powders, pastes, or diamond pads. These past and powder are very complex with alot of different components but to simplify it, these powders are very abrasive and acidic and when used right they can give good results. This alone is not recommended by Texas Floor Restoration because we feel that we can achieve a better result with our technology.
At Texas Floor Restoration we are trained to be able to polish with all the above technologies, and techniques. Now with that said we recommend using a combination of diamond polishing, and powder polishing because we have developed a powder that works with diamond polishing. We don't feel that one polish gives all the benifits that we can give.
How to Polish Marble
To polish marble you must start off with a Clean floor. The next step would be to evaluate the marble to see how badly the floor is scratched etched or how healthy the floor is so we can determine how deep you must go with your diamonds typically most floors will start off with a #200 diamond and then proceed with the next steps #400-#600-#800-#1800-#3000-#6000 diamonds (Every system is different this is just a generic example). After running all your diamonds you can start with your polish if more shine is desired. After cleaning, grinding, and polishing is done then you will need to seal the floor with a penetrating sealer to complete the job.
What is Marble?
Marble is a rock resulting from the metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rocks. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in many different colors and designs. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure limestone. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Another type of marble, green marble, is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism. Construction marble is a stone which is composed of calcite, dolomite or serpentine which is very easily polished. Marble is a stone that many cultures use to show status or wealth. Marble is a gorgeous stone than can transform any room to elegance. Whether you have a new marble floor that you want to keep its luster or an older marble floor than you want restored to that brand new shine; Texas Floor Restoration knows marble.