Are you stone floor tiles scratched, chipped or cracked and need repair?
Scratches, chips and cracks in natural stone floor tiles can occur as a result of everyday foot traffic, heavy items being dropped on the stone or dragged over it, furniture catching the edge of a tile, or movement in the slab.
The exposed broken edges or scratched areas can be rough and sharp and also compromise the surface of the stone, allowing moisture to penetrate into the tiles. This can cause staining and discolouration and long term damage.
The Marble Man specialises in stone floor repairs and can restore the look of a floor either through polishing or fixing the chip or crack using UV technology. Prior to carrying out stone floor repairs the scratched, chipped or cracked stone floor will be thoroughly cleaned with a special detergent and an anti-bacterial cleaner. An epoxy resin will be used to fill the chip or crack and is colour matched to the stone by adding a pigment. Once the damaged area has been filled and dried, the repaired area will be sanded smooth. Depending on the size of the stone floor repairs the whole floor may need to be polished or honed.
Is the grout on your stone floor aged and stained and need re-colouring?
Grout re-colouring is one of the most common stone floor repairs. It is carried out when the grout is intact and in good condition, but is stained or dirty despite heavy duty cleaning. The tiles are also in good condition and don’t need to be replaced or require polishing or honing.
Often grout re-colouring is required in high traffic floor areas in kitchens, corridors, bathrooms, dining rooms and foyers where there is constant, daily exposure to dirt from shoes, oil and drink spills, make up, toiletries and damaging cleaning products.
The Marble Man Technicians are trained to carefully match the grout colour to existing grout that is not damaged. If the grout is not broken or loose, the whole floor is cleaned to remove soap scum, excess products, oils and dirt. One to two coats of coloured epoxy glue is applied to the damaged area with a brush applicator to match the colour of the existing grout. The excess is washed off and the area dried with towels. The grout must be left untouched for 24 hours to cure. Sealing is recommended after any grout repairs.
Is the grout on your stone floor broken or loose and needs replacing?
Grout replacement is one of the many stone floor repairs that The Marble Man carries out on marble, limestone, travertine, slate, granite, and engineered Terrazzo floor tiles. Damaged grout can ruin the look of a beautiful marble or stone floor, which is otherwise in good condition. It can also allow moisture to penetrate under the tiles, causing them to lift.
Grout repair, when carried out correctly and professionally by The Marble man, will restore the magnificent look of your natural or engineered stone floors. It will also protect your tiles from further damage. The entire area will appear clean and fresh, and the tiles will remain in place.
The Technician will clean the floor and remove any damaged grout. The new grout, which comes pre-coloured is matched to the existing grout and inserted with a brush tool. It is left for 12 hours to cure.
If polishing or honing is also required to enhance the restoration, this will be completed the next day. Sealing to protect the floor, will occur on the following day to allow moisture in the tiles from polishing to dry.