Restoring The Timeless Elegance Of Your Marble
All marble needs some type of care and maintenance. Though some marbles are harder than others, marble of all types is generally a softer, calcium-based stone, susceptible to scratching, etching (acid damage), and general dulling of its appearance if not maintained properly. Marble care needs vary depending upon type, purpose, finish, and location, which is why it is important to work specifically with stone restoration professionals if it is in need of care.
At Gold Standard Floor Care, we know marble. We understand and appreciate its special characteristics. Our passion for our work and a strong commitment to educate our customers on proper care and maintenance is evident in every single job we do. Proudly serving the Austin, TX area since 2010, we can repair, refinish, protect, and restore your marble, limestone, travertine (also called saturnia) with stunning results. Our services include:
Is your marble floor too dull or too shiny? Some areas more glossy than others? Or maybe you just want an updated look? We can restore the polished or matte finish you love, even-out an inconsistent finish, or change the finish from polished to honed (matte or satin) or vice versa. Whatever your issue, or your preference, we can deliver a beautifully restored or changed marble finish.
Marble Honing & Polishing
An uneven finish, dull spots, scratches, or etch marks (sometimes mistaken for water marks or spots) can diminish the elegant appearance of your marble floors and surfaces. Gold Standard Floor Care can hone your marble surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new marble surface free of damage. We can then polish your marble using the appropriate diamonds or polishing powders to restore the finish you want, whether matte, semi-gloss, or gloss finish. With our marble honing and polishing services, our expert technicians can achieve the exact finish you are looking for.
Lippage Removal / Marble Grinding
Uneven tiles don’t just diminish the look of your floors, they can also create a trip hazard. Gold Standard Floor Care can grind away the excess stone (a process called lippage removal) to create a flat, level surface using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology. This can also be done to bring all tiles more level with grout lines to facilitate easier cleaning.
Marble Stain Removal
No matter how careful you are, spills can still manage to happen. And sometimes spills become stains. Whether you are seeking guidance on how to remove a stain yourself or want us to take care of it for you, we are experts in removing stains from marble. Something to note: please do your research before starting any DIY stain removal process, since certain cleaning solutions may damage your stone or even permanently set the stain.
Deep Cleaning Your Marble
Are you familiar with the adage, “It’s easier to keep something clean than it is to get it that way?” Your marble surfaces are no exception. Marble is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, and the proper day-to-day cleaning methods and products. We are happy to instruct you in the proper care methods and products that will help keep your marble surfaces looking great. Gold Standard Floor Care also provides regularly scheduled maintenance programs, upon request.
Once your marble floors, showers, tub surrounds, walls, and other marble surfaces are cleaned and restored, we highly recommend you have Gold Standard Floor Care seal them to enhance their stain resistance. While most stains can be removed, marble stain removal can be a time consuming, expensive and often frustrating process. Sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against marble stain damage.
Do you have chips, holes or cracks in your marble surfaces? Before you replace, consider taking advantage of our expert marble repair services. Gold Standard Floor Care can fill holes and fix marble cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and honing and polishing it to match the surrounding finish.
Marble Tile Replacement
Although it is rare for a marble tile to be beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Gold Standard Floor Care’s craftsmen can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging adjacent tiles, install the replacement tile, level it with the surrounding area, and then match the finish as closely as possible.
Marble is an elegant stone highly regarded throughout history for its beauty and versatility. From the temples of ancient Egypt to the basilica of Saint Paul in Rome, marble has been the stone of choice in some of the world’s most breathtaking architecture. It comes in many colors with different and beautiful veining, though some varieties may not be veined. Today, marble continues to add character and aesthetic appeal to art museums, cafes, workplaces, and homes. Whatever your marble surface or care need, you can rely on Gold Standard Floor Care to provide expert and knowledgeable service to help keep your marble looking its best.