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This Marble Vanity Top Looks Radiant After An Oak Park Stone Honing Service

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January 30, 2022

A marble vanity top can be the perfect piece that makes a family bathroom look ten times nicer. When its surface gets marred, however, it can also turn into a housewife's worst nightmare. A homeowner in Oak Park, IL, had spent weeks struggling to remove the etch marks from her bathroom's vanity, but all her efforts seemed to only make the flaws stand out more on the marble's faded white surface. Parts of the stone had also grown discolored, making the piece look unsanitary and neglected.

Marble Vanity Top Before and After a Stone Honing in Oak Park, IL
The homeowner knew that marble pieces could be delicate, and trying to scrub off the stains could only add to the marks that were already embedded in the vanity top. She knew that the only way to salvage the marble surface was by hiring a professional Oak Park Stone Honing service that could work through the restoration from scratch. She went online and found Sir Grout Chicago less than a minute into her search. Once she was done with her research, she filled out the "Request a Quote" form and requested an in-home evaluation.

A few days later, our specialists were at her house to inspect the bathroom's vanity. They saw the signs of etching and discoloration right away. The stone had lost most of its shine and was very deteriorated at first glance. While looking at the vanity top, our specialists asked some routine questions to the client. She confirmed that she had tried some homemade recipes on the stone, including a mix of vinegar and water in an attempt to help erase some of the marks. We explained that most homemade formulas wind up being as harsh as generic cleaners because they have pH imbalances that only leave stone surfaces more vulnerable to stains and etch marks. There was no permanent damage though, so we could use our equipment to hone and polish the vanity top to its original shine. The client was relieved by this news and immediately agreed to schedule a new appointment to get started with the restoration.

Our specialists went back to work on the vanity top that same week. They soaked the vanity's surface with a pH-neutral cleaner and after a few minutes, began scrubbing the surface to ensure it was fully clean during the next part of the restoration process. Our cleaner is a big asset for stone surface maintenance because it helps inhibit the growth of fungi, mold, and mildew without wearing down the stone.

With the vanity top all free of stains or dirt, our specialists used three sets of diamond pads to hone the marble. They ran the pads many times, progressively increasing the level of grit until they removed all the etch marks on the stone. At this point, the marble surface had acquired a nice matte finish, so our techs started polishing the stone with special powders to recover the marble's shine.

The final step entailed applying a coat of Stone Armor all over the vanity top. Our powerful sealant is the best protection against all forms of surface damage, from wear and tear to grime, spills, soap scum, mold, and other external elements. It also preserves the stone's natural shine, so it had the marble looking brand-new in no time. The client was thrilled with the result when she saw it for herself. The vanity top had regained its former radiance, and its glow made the whole bathroom look brighter. Thanking us for our services, the client told us she would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to all her acquaintances in Oak Park, IL.

Before leaving the house, we gave her some additional tips to help maintain marble surfaces in good condition. Our first recommendation was quitting soap-based cleaners since they do nothing to make cleaning more efficient and actually create more problems for stone surfaces. The best approach is to use pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to prolong the sealant's protection while keeping the marble spotless and shiny. Since our cleaner leaves no chemical residues on the surface after it's used, you can make it part of your regular cleaning routine without risking harm to people or animals, so it's the best option all around. Abrasive tools like steel wools can severely scratch marble surfaces, so we recommended using a dry towel or a terry cloth to wipe away spills and dirt. Lastly, we recommended keeping an eye on the room's ventilation, opening windows and doors to allow fresh air in to prevent the spread of moisture, mold, and mildew.

Get the best restoration services to enhance the beauty of your hard surfaces. Sir Grout Chicago guarantees the best results on all your stone surfaces, from floors to walls and countertops. You can schedule an in-home evaluation appointment and learn more about our methods. Just call (773) 923-2084 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website, and we'll be happy to assist you. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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