Removing Etches From Marble

Removing etches from marble can help make the marble floor or countertop appear smooth and glossy. Marble shine is attained through a process that involves polishing. This can be compared to sanding wood in order to make it smooth.

Polishing marbles can be done by utilizing large equipment or machine as well as through the help of skilled and experienced marble professionals or experts. Marble polishing professionals have adequate knowledge, skills, and experience in performing the polishing procedure. In addition, they use specialized tools such as abrasives in order to reveal the optimal shine of the marble surface.

Applying a coating or wax to the marble surface in order to have a high-gloss glass look is a common misconception. While it can be true that glass is transformed into a shiny and reflective mirror, glass cannot be changed into a highly reflective mirror by spraying windex on a piece of it.

Generally, a honed, tumbled, and hammered marble surface is not usually shiny. The surface of a marble also loses its shine from damage due to contact to acidic substances like fruit juice, coffee, soda, or highly alkaline substances such as common cleaning agents for the household. These substances damage the marble surface through corrosion upon contact. As a result, etch marks can be found on the marble surface.

For etched and dull spots of the marble surface, etch removers or marble polishing agents can be used. These products can help if the marble has already been polished. In order to enhance the shine, topical polish or shine enhancers can also be used to a polished or shiny finish. Also, take note that black marble does not have a reflective surface.

But it is vital to note that re-finishing a surface or removing etches from marble to have a polished look may require assistance from a marble professional specialist.