Introduction: How to Polish Marble Floors
Marble floors, monuments, fireplaces, countertops are a style statement for rich architecture. Marble does fade its lustre over time and needs proper maintenance whether used for flooring or countertops.
The following steps illustrate how to polish marble floors:
Step 1: Marble Floor Grinding
Uneven installation or settling of subfloors results into an uneven floor, this uneven is called lippage. Over time scratches are unavoidable in a marble floor. A new marble floor can have floor flatness due to bad installation issues. This step eradicates all ledges and roughness and brings flatness to marble floors. It removes the deepest scratches and stains too. For this low grit size 30 and grit 50 diamond floor polishing pads are effective.
Step 2: Marble Floor Honing
This step honing removes visible scratches and stains from the marble floor. It enhances the shine and smoothness of the marble floor. For this diamond floor polishing pads with grit 100 and 200 are used and are effective.
Step 3: Marble Floor Polishing
Polishing gives shining effect to the marble floor. For marble floors in good condition, polishing is enough to bring back the shine. Industrial diamond floor pads with grit 400, 800 and 1500 are efficient.
Step 4: Buffing
Buffing is the final stage in polishing. It's also known as crystallization of marble. Here marble gets treated with chemicals which bring the mirror like shine. For this finer grit, 3000 is proficient.
Step 5: Marble Floor Sealing
Sealing is the final stage. It extends the life of the marble floor from cracks and chips from the start itself. So apply good quality marble sealer at least once every year.
Step 6: Floor Polishing - References
Marble floors are common in high-end upscale homes. Apart from Marble, there are multiple alternatives for flooring. Common floors are a Concrete floor, granite floor, and artificial or natural stone tiles.