Marble is a delightful. Decorative stone that comes in many exceptional designs and patterns. It has popular use all around the house and buildings including floors, counter tops, showers and tubs. While marble often appears polished and bright when it’s first installed, overtime it will require cleaning or polishing in order to stay looking new.
One of the biggest problems with marble stone is that it is fragile and very prone to scratching, denting, chipping and staining. Leasing or purchasing equipment can be extremely dangerous because those machines could damage your marble even more. It’s always a good idea to consult professionals trained in cleaning and polishing marble. Professional marble polishing services can make even the dullest marble glow once again.
Rough Floor Wax is one of the most sought-after natural stones for use in high-end residential and commercial applications. Regardless whether it is installed in a home or an office setting, it provides an earthy aesthetic that ceramic and other man-made tiles cannot. While some people prefer the look and feel of the rough stone, it is sometimes necessary to polish the stone for specific installations, such as the edges of a sink, countertop or bathtub or the lip of a stair edge.
Start by polishing the marble stone with a 30-grit sanding pad attached to your angle grinder. Use the variable speed function on the grinder and set it to the lowest settings until you get a feel for the tool. Higher speeds can result in grinding the marble down too quickly, so use the lowest setting at the start while you practice.
Hold the tool firmly in both hands, and apply the surface of the pad to the area that needs to be polished. For surface applications, place the pad so that it is contact with as much of the stone surface as possible of Floor Wax. For edge work, place the pad in such a way that it is against the edge of the marble at an angle.
Apply slight pressure as you move the pad gently over the surface of the marble, letting the circular movement of the pad do the work for you. Increase the rotation speed of the grinder once you are comfortable working with the polishing tools. Smooth the surface area down to a rough finish with the 30-grit pad. Smooth edges to a roughly rounded shape if you are working on bullnosing/rounding the edges.
Turn the grinder off, and switch to the 60-grit pad for the second pass over the marble surface. Use progressively finer grits with each subsequent pass. Each pass with a smoother pad will result in a finer level of polish. For example, use the 100-grit pad for the third pass, the 220-grit pad for the fourth pass, and so on.
Continue switching out pads as you achieve greater levels of polish until you get the desired result. You may increase the speed of the grinder with each new pad, as the finer the grit and the greater the speed used during the polishing process, the higher the level of polish that is achieved.