Is stone benchtop polishing or honing long overdue in your kitchen or bathroom?
The Marble Man specialises in professional stone benchtop and vanity polishing and honing. We restore natural and engineered stone surfaces, using high quality diamond abrasives and special polishing compounds.
Marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and some quartzites are classified as soft stones, and are susceptible to staining and etching. Oils and liquids, can penetrate the stone causing staining, and acidic foods and liquids can etch. Utensils, abrasive cleaners, scourers and knives used without cutting boards, can scratch and cause dull spots.
Granite is a harder stone than marble. It is not prone to etching or scratching like natural marbles, but can still stain over time. Oily products, especially in the kitchen and bathroom can penetrate the service over time and cause unsightly and hard to remove stains.
Granite is traditionally difficult to polish due to its hardness, however The Marble Man has developed a unique process over many years to restore the stone called Fusion Polish.
Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone, Smartstone and HanStone are made from a mix of granite and resin. Hardness is similar to granite but these stones can still sustain burn marks from hot pots being left on the surface too long, scratches from items being dragged over the surface and cuts from knives not being used without a cutting board.
The Marble Man can successfully reverse the damage to both natural and engineered stone benchtops and vanities, through polishing and honing.
Our processes developed over many years, together with our experience, highly trained technicians, high quality diamond abrasive equipment and polishing compounds, allow us to achieve outstanding restoration results.
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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.
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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
The Marble Man has spent many years developing and testing processes to restore many different types of stones. We understand stone and are experts in stone restoration.
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Do you know which products to use after stone benchtop polishing or honing?
After polishing or honing, it is essential that the correct PH balanced cleaning products are used to maintain the newly restored natural or engineered stone benchtop or vanity.
The Marble Man recommends REJUVENATA to maintain a smooth feel and streak free shine.
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.
Avoid abrasive or acidic cleaners as these will damage the stone. Bleach, cream cleansers, vinegar and citrus based products, often sold in supermarkets, are not ideal cleaning options.
Wipe up spills immediately and limit exposure to the following:
- 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 called a SCRUB A DUB)
- Caustic substances that strip and leave white spots: Acid from batteries; Draino
- Solvents that strip protective sealer: Methylated spirits; nail polish remover
Natural Granite or engineered Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and HanStone are not as susceptible to etching but can still scratch and stain, so
After cleaning and polishing or honing, it is recommended that the stone be sealed to protect it from staining. This will provide long lasting protection and extend the look and feel of the stone.