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Redmond Stone Honing: Bringing Back the Natural Beauty of a Marble Vanity with the Best Restoration Process

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July 15, 2021

A couple from Redmond, WA, had a beautiful marble vanity in their bathroom. They loved the natural shine of the stone, but they recently found a problem. The surface looked dull and run-down. They were not happy with this situation but were determined to solve the issue. Hoping to restore the stone, the couple used some DIY methods they found online. Even though they followed the instructions, they saw no improvements. Nothing they tried worked.

Before and After Image of a Marble Vanity After a Successful Stone Honing in Redmond
The owners considered their options and decided to hire professionals. The couple went online and searched for Redmond Stone Honing services. The top results of the search led them to Sir Grout Seattle's website. After thoroughly browsing our picture gallery, and reading the positive feedback we receive every day, they were convinced we were the best choice. They filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free assessment.

Soon after the owners' request, we arrived to perform the in-home consultation. We immediately noticed the problems. The marble had lost its natural shine and it suffered heavy etching. This problem occurs when acidic or colorful substances dry on the surface. Using harsh products and improper cleaning methods can cause damage as well. As the evaluation continued, we learned the stone needed sealing. It is important to keep the surface fully sealed as it prevents deterioration and damages. After finishing the assessment, we concluded that regular cleaning wouldn't provide the solution the owners were hoping for. An effective restoration would require Sir Grout's professional equipment and advanced process. We proposed a stone honing service to remove the damages and revamp the marble vanity with a gorgeous new finish. To prove the effectiveness of our methods, we tested our products on the surface. After seeing the results, the owners hired us without hesitation.

As scheduled, we returned to our client's house to begin the restoration. To successfully accomplish the stone honing job, we followed a series of steps. We started by cleaning the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage to the marble because it's made with high-quality ingredients. After cleaning, it was time for the honing process. For this task, we ran three sets of our high-end diamond pads, each with an increased level of grit. With this procedure, we removed the etching and all the damages from the surface. Honing gives the stone a matte finish, so polishing is necessary to bring back the shine of the marble. We continued grinding using a series of abrasive materials and polishing powders until we achieved the desired level of gloss.

For the final step, we applied a coating of protective sealer. Our top-of-the-line product blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents, effectively reducing deterioration from daily use. It also makes cleaning routines easy and fast. Our sealer enhances the stone with a renewed appearance and provides long-lasting results. The restoration had been successful, the marble vanity gleaned beautifully, and everything looked great. We were ready to show the results to our client.

The owners were very impressed when they saw the beautiful new look of their marble vanity. They were very happy because the process had been fast and cost-effective. Before we left, the couple told us they would certainly contact us for any future projects, and after thanking us, they assured us they would recommend Sir Grout Seattle to everyone.

Marble is a stylish, gorgeous, and durable natural stone. However, these surfaces are susceptible to damages and require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to prevent deterioration. We suggested setting up a regular cleaning routine. Perform this task using only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave a residue, offers excellent results, and many other benefits. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products can cause dull spots, etching, and other damages.

It is important to keep the stone dry. Always dry the surface using a towel or a terry cloth. Never use abrasive tools such as steel wools because they can leave scratches on the marble. Make sure to keep cosmetics and fragrances in safe containers. Do not leave wet bottles like perfumes or after-shaves on the vanity. This can lead to staining, discoloration, and other signs of degradation.

As you can see in the before and after pictures, Sir Grout Seattle is the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. With our top-notch stone honing process, our certified technicians can give any stone a beautiful new look. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing reliable solutions to countless satisfied customers. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (206) 833-4949 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. If you wish to receive our latest info and promotion, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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