Is stone benchtop polishing or honing long overdue in your kitchen or bathroom?
The Marble Man specialises in professional marble and stone benchtop polishing and honing. We restore kitchen countertops and vanities made from natural marble, limestone, travertine, quartzite, granite and engineered stones such as Caesarstone, Essatone, Silestone and many other stones.
Whilst stunning to look at, natural stones such as marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and some quartzites are susceptible to staining from oils and liquids, etching and dull spots from acidic foods and liquids and scratching from utensils, abrasive cleaners, scourers and knives used without cutting boards.
The Marble Man can remove this type of damage by polishing or honing your benchtop with diamond abrasives and special polishing compounds.
Surfaces will feel smooth and look clean. High gloss benchtops will once again look shiny and reflective. Semi-gloss and honed natural stone benchtops will look brighter and feel smooth.
Granite and Engineered Stones
Granite and engineered stones such as Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone, Smartstone and HanStone are harder stones. These stones are not prone to etching like natural stones however they will still scratch and bleach from use of incorrect cleaners and scourers, and burn from hot pots left on the surface too long.
In the past, this type of damage has been difficult to remove, and engineered benchtops have often needed to be replaced. The Marble Man, however, has invested heavily over the past 15 years into developing a unique polishing process we call ‘Fusion Polish’ to solve this issue.
We are now able to remove scratches, rub marks, caustic bleach marks, burn marks and many other types of damage from engineered stones.
The Marble man can now restore the factory finish to your engineered kitchen countertop or vanity, so it does not need to be replaced. If you are unsure of the type of stone you have contact us.
EMAIL OR CALL US NOW! 1300 627 626
Are you familiar with our stone benchtop polishing and honing process?
The Marble Man has developed many effective stone benchtop polishing and honing processes over the past 27 years. We can successfully restore the full gloss finish to natural marbles and the factory finish to engineered stones.
Our Technicians use only the most up to date equipment and technology and the best quality products when carrying out stone benchtop polishing. This ensures they achieve the most effective results.
Areas surrounding the benchtop, vanity, bartop or furniture are covered with plastic or tape to protect them from dust and slurry created during the polishing process.
Furniture nearby will be removed if pre-arranged.
Several grades of diamond abrasives and a hand held polisher are used to wet grind the surface of the stone benchtop to remove dull, worn, scratched and stained areas.
A special diamond abrasive polishing compound is then used to achieve, either a smooth, uniform and highly reflective finish, a satiny semi-gloss or a honed finish.
A wet vacuum cleaner is used to remove excess slurry and dust around the benchtops and surrounding areas.
Once the surfaces are clean and dry the protective barriers and tape are carefully removed so the area is left tidy and free from any trace of polishing.
Where possible our technicians will provide advice on the safest, most effective products to use to protect and clean your stone benchtops.
In most cases sealing will be recommended to protect the stone from staining after polishing.
The application of a protective film especially designed to protect marble, limestone, travertine and onyx from etching, staining and scratching may also be recommended.
EMAIL OR CALL US NOW! 1300 627 626
Did you know stone benchtop polishing and honing has many benefits?
The beauty of having natural marble or engineered stone surfaces is that they can be polished or honed to regain their original appeal.
Marble, granite, travertine, terrazzo, onyx, quartzite, limestone benchtops, countertops, vanities, bartops and tabletops can be easily restored.
The benefits of professional stone benchtop polishing and honing by The Marble Man are numerous:
- Marble and stone benchtop polishing will remove scratches, dull spots, etch marks, discolouration and stains
- High gloss marble, limestone, travertine and onyx kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities will once again look highly reflective after polishing
- Honed marble, limestone, travertine and onyx kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities will look clean and feel smooth after polishing
- Semi-gloss marble and stone kitchen benchtop surfaces and bathroom vanities will look clean and stain free
- Caesarstone, Essastone, HanStone, Silestone and Quantum Quartz kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities and kitchen benchtops will regain their factory finish
- The ambience of your kitchen or bathroom will be improved
- Regular maintenance of your kitchen benchtop and bathroom vanity will be easier
- Damage will be erased to reveal the original appeal of the stone
- Professional stone benchtop polishing will ensure that the correct processes and products are used to restore the stone
- Professional restoration will also ensure that the stone is not damaged further and that surrounding areas are adequately protected
Our processes have been developed by us and tested on many different types of stone over 27 years. We understand stone and are experts in stone restoration.
EMAIL OR CALL US NOW! 1300 627 626
Do you know which products to use after stone benchtop polishing or honing?
Stone benchtop polishing or honing will restore the beauty of your marble or stone kitchen countertop or vanity, however ongoing use of the correct cleaning products is essential to keep it looking new.
Using specific PH balanced stone products to clean natural and engineered stone benchtops, will ensure that they remain clean and fresh.
Marble, limestone and travertine kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities can etch, scratch, discolour and stain over time. You must take care to avoid cleaners that will damage the stone such as bleaches, cream cleansers, vinegar or citrus based products.
Granite, Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and HanStone are not as susceptible to etching but can still scratch and stain.
Professional stone benchtop polishing or honing is recommended to remove this damage.
Sealing after cleaning and polishing or honing is also recommended to protect the stone and make it easier to maintain.
- Acidic substances that etch: Fruit juice; lemons; milk; wine; citrus based cleaners; vinegar; tomato sauce; mouthwash; toothpaste
- Substances that discolour and stain: Coffee; tea; beetroot; cooking oils; perfumes; make-up; hair dyes; soaps; tanning solutions; bleach
- Abrasive cleaners that scratch and cause swirl marks: Crème cleaners; green scourers; steel wool pads (The only safe scourer to use on stone is a white scourer)
- Caustic substances that strip and leave white spots: Acid from batteries; Draino
- Solvents that strip protective sealer: Methylated spirits; nail polish remover
The Marble Man recommends REJUVENATA to maintain a smooth feel and streak free shine on your marble and stone benchtops and vanities.
Visit the Stone Cleaning Products section to read about REJUVENATA and download the product information brochure. If you are unsure which products to use on your marble or engineered stone surfaces contact us.