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Our Stone Polishing Specialists Restore the Beauty of This Marble Countertop in Pittsburgh

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October 03, 2022

A homeowner in Pittsburgh was upset after the exquisite marble on her bathroom countertop started looking dull and worse for wear. She'd always loved how the marble brought a high-end feeling to the room, but now it had gotten to a point where she could see nothing but the etch marks that seemed to spread all over the flat surface. After a week of trying different combinations of the cleaners she had at home, the homeowner decided to get input from a professional.

Marble Countertop Before and After a Stone Polishing in Pittsburgh
Luckily, she found Sir Grout Pittsburgh online. When visiting our website, the homeowner only knew the basics of our Pittsburgh stone polishing method as she hadn't experienced major issues on her stone surfaces up until that point. She read about our services with growing enthusiasm and the results in our picture gallery. A few minutes later, the homeowner had scheduled an appointment with our specialists via our "Request a Quote" form.

Our crew went to her home a few days later for an in-home evaluation. While inspecting the bathroom countertop, they noticed that the marble looked dull and neglected despite the care it'd received for years. The stone had no shine, and there were several etch marks around the sink, giving an unkempt look that was at odds with the tidiness that marked the rest of the bathroom area. After ending the inspection, our specialists explained that exposure to chemical cleaners had added to the countertop's deterioration, affecting the marble's porous surface and stripping it out of its shine. They offered to come back at a later date with the necessary equipment to conduct a full restoration, in which they would clean and polish the stone to remove the marks embedded in its surface. The homeowner agreed and scheduled a new appointment with our crew.

Only two days later, our specialists came back for the restoration. The first was to clean the marble surface with a pH-neutral cleaner, removing stains and any dirt stuck to the pores. Our product effectively eliminates spills, soap scum, soil, mold, and mildew without damaging stone surfaces. It doesn't cause discoloration or gradual damage while improving the results you'd get with generic cleaners.

When it was time to hone the countertop, our specialists ran three sets of high-end diamond pads all over the surface, gradually increasing the level of grit. This way, they removed all the etch marks and other signs of damage on the marble until the whole countertop had acquired a nice matte finish. To take the stone to the desired level of gloss, our techs polished the surface with special polishing powders.

By this point, the marble's beauty was once again in full view, and the restoration was almost complete. To end the process, our specialists applied a coat of protective sealant on the marble surface. Our product blocks all external elements, preventing the absorption of liquids and preserving natural stone from decay.

Once they were done with the final step, our specialists called the client back into the bathroom to look at the result. She was impressed by the countertop's shine and rejoiced at the details that were now visible on the marble's beautiful surface. The client and her family thanked our crew for doing such a fantastic job and promised to recommend Sir Grout Pittsburgh to all their friends and relatives.

With the restoration complete, our specialists took a moment to share additional cleaning pointers with the client. Their first recommendation was to avoid using generic cleaners and acidic formulas on natural stone, pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner provide amazing results without adding to the degradation of delicate marble surfaces. Our product does a quick job at eliminating all the dirt, preserving the sealant's protection, and keeping the house free of chemical fumes. When it comes to cleaning tools, our techs recommended wiping the surface with a towel or a terry cloth to avoid accidentally scratching the stone. Lastly, they told the client to keep an eye on cosmetic products that could stain the surface and to wipe any leftover dampness around the sink.

You can never go wrong when you have the most knowledgeable restoration professionals on your side. Sir Grout Pittsburgh delivers the best results to stop the spread of stains on bathroom surfaces, including a thorough restoration service that will make a dull countertop look brand new. Feel free to call (412) 927-0202, or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule a free in-home evaluation with our specialists. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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