Restoring the Polished Appearance of Stone Worktops
There are many alternatives but you can’t beat the natural beauty that a natural stone counter-top provides, they are a very desirable feature and a real asset to any property. Invariably made from Marble or Granite, cut to size and then highly polished in a factory before being installed. The polish on natural stone will however fade over time and will need to be re-polished to restore that deep shine that makes it so desirable.
Here at Didi Floor Shine we have developed a method utilising diamond encrusted pads of different grades that will cut back the surface of the stone and rebuild that deep polished shine.
If your stone worktop has lost it’s shine do contact us for a quote, it’s not as expensive as you might think.
Marble Onyx Countertop in a London Bathroom Before and After Restoration by Didi Floorshine
Natural stone and most types of tile are porous and need to be sealed in order to prevent dirt from becoming ingrained, as once that happens the floor will become dull in appearance and make the floor difficult to keep clean. Maintaining the sealer is therefore an essential part of floor care.
Before sealing any surface it should be deep cleaned first, otherwise dirt will be trapped under the sealer and it will never give the desired appearance. Once the floor is completely dry it can then be sealed. We also recommend adding sealer to the grout as the top layer of grout can also trap dirt.
Choosing a Sealer
There are essentially two types of sealers, Topical and Impregnators. In most cases we recommend the use of an impregnating sealer which soaks into the tile and fills the pores to prevent dirt from becoming ingrained there. Clay based tiles also benefit from a couple of coats of topical sealer which sit on the surface and add a nice shine to the floor. Sealers can produce different effects on stone including enhancing the natural colour within the stone, adding a sheen or keeping a natural look.
To produce a very high shine on polished stone we recommend buffing in a crystallising powder which adds a very durable but natural looking polish to the stone.