Protection of Marble and Stone Surfaces
There is a common misconception that
marble, granite and other natural stone are very hard minerals,
which do not require surface protection and post-restoration care.
Unfortunately, that belief is totally wrong and many owners who
have heavily invested in expensive stones have paid a high price to
call back the premium shine and original beauty. This can be easily
Stone owners should remember that all
natural stone is porous and stain very easily. Granite has low porosity
whereas limestone has high porosity. Marble is right in between.
The following test proves its permeability:
Leave a wet rusty nail on a marble
surface and find the ugly reddish spot on the stone after a period
of time. This spot is the rust penetrating into the
marble. There is a good chance of cleaning this spot up. After a couple
of weeks, this mark might be impossible to remove completely. Stone
changes color by absorbing rust. Stone takes in virtually any liquid.
Stone can be etched, stained, discolored and corroded.
The potential source of staining is vast. Fruit drinks, grease,
coffee, tea, alcohol, algae, urine, oil, efflorescence, food, soot,
shoe polish, tar and much more.
Prevention of Staining on Marble and Stone Floors
offers the right solution to protect your stone. We use highly penetrating
oleophobic and hydrophobic impregnators
(pdf. file), penetrating waxes and sealers. We guarantee the high
quality of our products, long lasting protection and proper craftsmanship.
Some cleaning companies offer acrylic
wax application over marble floor. The true facts about this controversial
process can be found here: The Truth About the Maintenance of Marble Surfaces
The following picture illustrates the basic concept of protection
and longevity of natural stone.