Marble is one material that is more prone to damage than other materials, but it can be easily repaired if proper attention and care are taken. Marble repair is more difficult that stone tile repair because the marble surface is very smooth. If there are deep scratches, they may be impossible to repair without professional assistance. Marble repair can save you from having to replace your entire marble countertops. Marble is easy to maintain and it will look as beautiful in ten years as it does in the first year.
If you notice cracks in your marble surface, do not panic. Small cracks are hardly visible to the naked eye and may only need minimal cleaning to be repaired. Marble is a dense substance so even small amounts of dust can make deep cracks appear larger. If your marble has been sitting for a long time, dust and particles can build up and make the crack larger. Small cracks should be repaired with some lightly sanded and buffed using a commercially available sealer and then sealed.
Large marble cracks should be repaired by a professional with experience in marble crack repair products and techniques. If the marble crack is in an area where the marble table is located, the crack should be repaired before the table is damaged. The marble will not repair itself and will eventually chip if left untreated.
If you are purchasing or designing a marble tile countertop, table top or other stone surface for your home, you can get a free estimate for the cost of repairing a damaged piece at a local stone shop. The estimate will include all of the cost of material and labor for the repair job. It is important to make sure that the estimate is written in total, because some stone suppliers or manufacturers charge a per-piece fee for repairs. A free estimate should include the cost of the materials needed to repair the marble including all of the materials necessary to finish the project including grout, sealers and topcoats.
When small cracks in granite or marble tile surfaces cannot be repaired and need to be replaced, a commercial stone contractor with experience in marble cleaning and repair can treat the crack. Contractors have special cleaning and repair equipment and chemicals that will treat the crack, leaving it with a smooth surface and virtually no visible seams. Most commercial stone contractors also have tools to shape stone cracks so they will blend with the surrounding surface leaving the beauty of the original piece intact. Marble is a beautiful material that can be used for both interior and exterior design purposes.
For those who own marble countertops or other floor tile surfaces, a polished stone crack can also be resurfaced by a DIY methods. These DIY methods are safe and effective when replacing a marble crack and are less expensive than hiring professional stone repair professionals. Some of the best DIY methods include grinding, sanding and sealing the cracked surface. Homeowners can learn how to do one of these DIY methods, then take the information they learn and apply it to other marble surfaces they own or to their own countertops and floor tiles.
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