• Marble

    Marble repaired, polished, and restored to like new!

    Your marble has lost its shine and luster. Imagine it revitalized to its original, beautiful state. Restoration by Design Stone can restore any marble surface that has become dull, stained, scratched, etched, chipped or otherwise damaged.

    Unlike so many other types of surfaces, marble can be honed and polished to reveal the brand new surface that lies beneath. Our highly qualified professional technicians can resolve virtually any problem you encounter:

    • Etch Removal
    • Refinishing (restoring or changing the finish)
    • Lippage Removal
    • Crack and Chip Repair
    • Sealing / Protecting
    • Stain Removal

    Marble will retain its beautiful shine if it is cleaned and professionally sealed every one to two years. Our highly qualified professional technicians can perform these services for you. Contact us today to discuss your marble needs or call us at (508) 358-5555.

    Caring for Your Marble

    Sweep or dust mop your floors regularly to remove any debris that can get ground into the surface.

    Marble is very sensitive to acidic chemicals. Vinegar, for example, is acidic, and will leave a dull spot on marble. It is extremely important to keep any marble surface out of contact with the following acidic materials: lemon, tomato and tomato sauce, bleach, coffee, fruit juices, wine, urine, vomit, tile cleaners like Tile X, the various mildew removers, X-14, acidic toilet bowl cleaners, cleaners containing lemon, pool pH decrease (muriatic acid), driveway cleaners, and, as noted, vinegar. Most products that contain acids will have  ingredients listed on the label.

    Use only recommended cleaning products. We make it a point to educate our customers on proper stone care.

    About Marble

    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. Today, marble continues to add character and aesthetic appeal to art museums, cafes, workplaces, and homes.

    Marble is commercially defined as any limestone that will take a polish. Limestone, and therefore marble, is composed of minerals of calcite or dolomite. There are over eight thousand types of marble on the market, and the number continues to grow.

    Marble in its purest state is white.  When other minerals are mixed with the calcite or dolomite, the result is colored marble. Regardless of color, marble typically has some type of veining, usually different in color then the main color of the stone. However, there are some exceptions; for example, Thassos White exhibits little or no veining.

    Compared to granite and other stones, marble is relatively soft and scratches easily. If you run a knife blade lightly across the surface of the stone and it leaves a scratch, you are very likely to be dealing with marble. Warning: do not attempt this in the middle of your floor, if at all. If you need to determine how easily it will scratch, pick an inconspicuous spot, such as in a closet, under a carpet, etc. On dark marbles, these scratches will appear as light lines on the surface of the stone; on lighter-colored marbles it may be difficult to detect a scratch.

    For a FREE estimate on marble or other natural stone polishing, cleaning and sealing, repairs and other services, contact us online or call (508) 358-5555 today.