HOW TO POLISH MARBLE? STEP WISE PROCESS EXPLANATION.

Now a days marble is a primary choice for flooring to make floor more aesthetic and adorable. A well polished make floor more spacious and ease of utility. Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface by Scrubbing it through various processes.  A correct polish method increase the gloss of marble flooring. Here we explain the method of polishing a Marble floor.


The following steps are accompanied in marble polishing.
1. Marble floor grinding
2. Marble floor honing
3. Marble floor polishing
4. Buffing (Crystallization)
5. Sealing

1. Marble floor grinding
Uneven installation or settling of subfloors results into an uneven floor, this uneven is called lippage. Over time scratches are unavoidable in a marble floor. A new marble floor can have floor flatness due to bad installation issues. This step eradicates all ledges and roughness and brings flatness to marble floors. It removes the deepest scratches and stains too. For this low grit size 30 and grit 50 diamond floor polishing pads are effective.

2. Marble floor honing
This step honing removes visible scratches and stains from the marble floor. It enhances the shine and smoothness of the marble floor. For this diamond floor polishing pads with grit 100 and 200 are used and are effective.

3. Marble floor polishing
Polishing gives shining effect to the marble floor. For marble floors in good condition, polishing is enough to bring back the shine.It also removes stain, roughness and scratches. Industrial diamond floor pads with grit 400, 800 and 1500 are efficient.

4. Buffing
Buffing is the final stage in polishing. It's also known as crystallization of marble. Crystallization on marble made chemical reaction on marble and increases the durablility with long lasting effectiveness. Here marble gets treated with chemicals which bring the mirror like shine. Crystallized Marble Maintainer crystallizes the top layer of marble to a more acid resistant protective coating that produces a very high gloss. Many crystallizer products are available in market which ranging from 400 to 800 per liter. In this process finer grit is used, 3000 is proficient.

Benefits of Buffing
  • It provide long lasting shine to marble.
  • It makes marble more shiny
  • It increases durability


5. Sealing
Sealing is the final stage. It applies on the polished marble floor to penetrate appropriate sealent to proper fill in pores and cracks. It extends the life of the marble floor. Filled pores and cracks increase its strength and resistance to water absorption of marble floor. So apply good quality marble sealer at least once every year. Many sealers are available in market which ranging from 1000 to 2000 per liter.

Benefits of sealing the marble floor
 
  • Protects against stains
  • Preserves stones natural beauty
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Great for natural stone countertops

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