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Bronxville Stone Honing Service Brought Back This Marble Countertop's Impressive Look

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May 21, 2023

A beautiful countertop made of Carrara marble was this homeowner's pride and joy. The client resided in Bronxville, NY, and had always taken care of keeping her kitchen spotless after any event, from cooking experiments to large house parties. Sitting at the center of the kitchen, the counter was the go-to spot for many of the family's daily interactions, and the Carrara marble always stole the guests' attention during social gatherings.

Before and After Stone Honing of Marble Countertop in Bronxville, NY
But countertops serve many purposes that will inevitably put a dent on an unsealed surface. As a result, the best care couldn't stop the gradual damage that started to put a toll on the stone. Through a combination of objects knocking and grazing its surface, the countertop was chipped with several scratches, and the stone's light color made it impossible to conceal the marks all over it.

Everyone in the household tried to keep the countertop from sustaining any more damage, but no one found a viable way to undo the etching on the stone. The client wanted to get an informed opinion before making any drastic decisions, so when she heard that Sir Grout Westchester offered free in-home evaluations, she immediately visited our website to confirm. Our credentials had already made up her mind but seeing the results displayed in our picture gallery further convinced her that our specialists could deliver the best Bronxville Stone Honing service. Once she filled out the "Request a Quote" form on our website, it took no time to schedule an appointment.

During our specialists' inspection, they could see how scratch marks and stain rings had made the marble's white surface look dull and unappealing. The countertop lacked sealing, which explained the extent of the damage. We also believed that soap-based formulas had worn down the stone, and our client confirmed our suspicions after we asked her about the products she used to clean the household. We explained the damage that generic cleaners brought to marble surfaces and described our restoration method in detail. The client was eager to get her counters back to top condition, so she hired our honing and polishing services.

On the appointed date, our crew was ready to start working on the counter. They began by getting the surface ready for honing, using a stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber to clean the stone. Our pH-neutral cleaner is safe for children and pets, and our gentle scrubber ensures that there's no dirt or stains left on the stone.

To hone the stone, our specialists used diamond-impregnated discs and pads to remove the etch marks that had been spoiling the surface. They gradually increased the pads' level of grit until the countertop reached the unblemished look that marble surfaces are meant to have. Our crew polished the entire countertop to preserve the stone's matte finish, which also makes maintenance more effective to avoid future damage.

The final step involved adding a coat of protective sealer to block the surface's pores against dirt, grime, and mold. The entire process will simplify the task of preserving the stone in the long run, stretching the restoration's effects and enhancing the marble's color and texture.

Needless to say, the client was thrilled at the sight of her lavish countertop. She promised to recommend our services to her friends and peers, and enthusiastically took note of our suggestions. Our main advice was to forgo soap-based cleaners, given the damage that their acidic properties could land on stone surfaces. Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner serves as the ideal alternative to upkeep an optimal cleaning regime without deteriorating your surfaces in the process. Unlike most store-bought products, our pH-neutral cleaner brings out marble's natural shine without leaving harmful residues behind. We also recommended keeping an eye on the foods and drinks that are left on the counter since moisture can do a great deal of damage and the kitchen area has no shortage of spilling incidents. Marble is a relatively soft surface, so it's important to use a towel or terry cloth to clean stains and check that other cleaning tools are not harsh enough to scrape the stone.

If you see signs of deterioration on your hard surfaces, it's best to leave the job to professionals. At Sir Grout Westchester, surface restoration is our specialty. Our team offers the latest equipment and a verified, cost-effective method to restore stone and other hard surfaces to their former glory without a hitch. You can browse our website to learn more about our services, and if you want to schedule an in-home consultation, you can call (914) 592-5902 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form to schedule a free in-home consultation. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.

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