WELCOME TO AK CLEANING SERVICES DUBAI – MARBLE FLOOR POLISHING
At “AK Cleaning Services Dubai” Floor Polishing, Maintenance and Restoration we give unparalleled natural stone restoration services. When it comes to deep cleaning, honing, polishing, restoration, crystallizing, sealing protection, regrouting (grout filling), hole repair on your floors we are the professionals trusted in the Greater Dubai area.
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Has your marble lost its original beauty?
Your marble needs depend upon where it is used—floors, walls, countertops, vanities or shower walls. Marble is generally a softer stone, though some marbles are harder than others. The truth is that all marble will scratch, etch and lose its shine and luster.
When it’s time for restoration
If you have a marble floor, wall, countertop vanity or shower that has become etched, has lost its shine and beauty or is in need of repair, then it is time to call the professional marble restoration experts at AK Cleaning Services Dubai. We serve the Dubai areas and can repair, refinish, protect and restore your marble, granite, terrazzo, slate or other natural stone back to its original condition.
At AK CLEANING COMPANY DUBAI, we not only perform these services, we can instruct you on the proper care you should use in cleaning your marble. We can advise you on care products to ensure you are using the proper cleaning product that will enhance the beauty of your marble.
Are you in the Dubai area and need marble cleaning, polishing, crystallizing, buffing/scrubbing, or restoration services? Give us a call at 050-2688 265 or send us a message on our contact form.
Marble Polishing Services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Marble polishing processes can be very controversial because of the many different ways to polish marble and the different techniques used by many contractors. What technique is the best, and who can I trust? I’m going to address the different ways marble can be polished.
The most popular one is acid polishing with steel wool most commonly known as crystallization or vitrification. This process is not recommended by “AK Cleaning Company Dubai” Floor Restoration for reasons.
Another populur marble polishing process is diamond polishing. With hard diamonds and pads. Diamond polishing which is basically running a very fine grit diamond with water until you receive the desired polish. this alone is not recommended by “AK Cleaning Services Dubai – Floor Polishing“, as a much better result can be acheived with our technology.
Another popular system for polishing Marble is with polishing powders, or pastes. These pastes and powders are very complex with alot of different components, but to simplify it, these powders are very abrasive and acidic and when used correctly they can yeild good results. This alone is not recommended by AK Cleaning Services Dubai – Floor Polishing, as a much better result can be acheived with our technology.
At AK Floor Maintenance Services, we are trained to polish with all the above technologies, and techniques. We recommend using a combination of diamond polishing, with a unique powder we have developed that works with diamond polishing. We don’t feel that one polish gives all the benifits that we can give by using this superiorcombination approach.
How to Polish Marble Floors? And What are the steps for Marble Polishing?
To polish marble you must start off with a Clean floor. The next step is to evaluate the marble to see how badly the floor is scratched or etched and the overall “health” of the floor. WE then can determine how deep we must go with the diamond grindind. Typically most floors will start off with a #200 diamond and then proceed with the next steps #400-#600-#800-#1800-#3000-#6000 diamonds (Every system is different this is just a generic example). After running all the needed diamond gritss we can start with polish if more shine is desired. After cleaning, restoration, grinding, and polishing is done then we will need to seal the floor with a penetrating sealer to complete the job.
Our marble cleaning typically involves a intensive cleaner that is very effective, but very gentle on the stone. We are very careful not to get the stone too wet, because any floor can be water logged or flooded. This is very important because water and soap can hurt or damage your floor by penetrating too deep.
There are a lot of other companies that will use surface cleaners which are basically a pressure washer with a vacuum. These machines often open up the pores on soft stones, and for that reason we don’t recommend using that on your marble floor.
These machines use between 1200-1800psi at 3 gallons per minute, that is way too much water hitting the floor with too much pressure. The vacuum does not stop the water from penetrating the floor and opening up the pores.
Let me give you example that you might understand: If you have ever pressure washed your driveway or concrete you would have noticed little particles of sand all over you and everything around you. Now we can think that it’s dirt but the truth is that it’s part of the concrete and you are opening up the pours. That’s why after cleaning your concrete it gets dirtier faster and faster unless you seal it. This wil also, in the same way, happen to your marble.
Marble Maintenance Services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Once your marble floors have been professional cleaned and sealed,the floors should not need maintenance for between 1-4 year, depending on traffic and proper sealing. We recommend getting your floors professionally cleaned as needed, and never wait longer than the recommended maximum of 4 years.
Types of Marble Finishes
Marble tiles have become more popular in home flooring, walls, backslpash, pavers, and around the pool. All travertine can look uniquely different due to their different finishes. Some of the most popular finishes are polished (a mirror like shine), tumbled (rough), Brushed (worn or textured suface), or honed (matte). Your AK Floor Polishing technician will be able to correctly identify which type of travertine you have and can further advise you on how to clean it to bring out it’s maximum potential. Each marble is different, and they varry by color, durability, porosity, and density depending on the quarry that they came from. No two marbles are the same so be cautious when a company has a “one size fits all” answer to your floor cleaning plan.
Mistakes We See When Cleaning Marble
Cleaning marble requires special tools, chemicals, sealers, and protectants to prevent scratching, etching, and permanent staining. If your professional DOES NOT have the right tools, chemicals and expertise he could create a scenario for some fairly significant damage to your marble stone. CAUTION: never clean marble with cleaning products containing lemon, bleach, vinegar, or any type of acidic products. Also never use scouring creams and powders. These types of products will etch or scratch marble floors and may require costly marble restoration services to your budget. Also NEVER clean with high alkaline cleaner as they break down the sealer leaving your floors vulnerable to water stains, etch marks, and other stains.
The next most common mistake we see being made, is that the home owners or their “professional” marble cleaner will use a generic sealer from the local hardware store that leaves the floor with a sticky residue. The reason for that is because your polished, tumbled or honed marble have different porosities. Again one size dot fit all. You will need a sealer that correctly matches your marble needs.
Honing, a form of polishing, is more commonly performed on a Marble floor. Honing is a lower level polish providing a satin finish. Most Marble and Travertine floors come from the factory with that low shine/hone while most Marble floors come from the factory polished dose not mean all marble or Travertine floors have to stay that way. Whether or not your floor has come from the factory polished or honed we can always customize your marble to a honed or polished finish. When your Marble has been worn for several years, and has developed enough surface scratches to dull the surface, or just plain dirty you might be ready for your Marble to be resurfaced.
Marble Honing Processes
AK Dubai Floor Restoration is is able to machine hone your Marble with the use of diamond abrasive pads. This procedure will remove minor scratches and surface abrasions and return the Marble to a like new appearance or in many instances better. If your tired of the honed look you can always choose a polished or higher hone depending upon your tastes and preferences. Marble honing can also be performed with the use of an abrasive compound power also known as ,honing powders and state-of-the-art diamond pads. The most important thing is how you seal your Marble when you’re done honing because that’s going to keep it looking better for longer.
Do I Need my Marble Refinished?
Over time every floor will need to be refinished, honed or cleaned and if you let it go to far it will need to be replaced. When your Marble has been worn for several years, and has developed enough surface scratches to dull the surface, or just plain dirty you might be ready to have your marble resurfaced. If your reading this chances are your marble need some attention so don’t hesitate call today.
Whether installing a new floor or restoring an existing floor, it is always important to create a new surface that will retain looking its best for as long as possible. Any natural stone is porous and so, without saying this, without adequate protection it will absorb spilled liquids leading to unsightly stains. Sealing the floor creates a barrier between your floor and most harmful spills. All stone surfaces should be sealed in order to protect them as well to enhance their natural beauty.
At AK Floor Polishing Services we know that marble floors are becoming the most popular flooring to be installed in higher end homes. We focus our attention on cleaning, honing, polishing, and sealing marble floors. But that does not mean that’s all we have expertise in. We also have expertize in all natural stone floors, countertops, and showers. So for any of your sealing needs trust the experts at AK Floor Polishing Services Dubai.
Education on Marble Sealing – Floor Sealer
AK Floor Polishing & Floor Maintenance Services would like to educate you on marble sealing, so you wont be misled by cheap prices and to save you from the consequences of choosing an inexperienced company. You need to stay clear of any sealers that say matte, gloss, shine or enhancer. Stay away from any company or individual that says they can fix all your floors problems with one sealer that is most likely a gimmick and will be very costly to remove later on. As a matter of fact the only sealer you should use on these types of stones are penetrating impregnator sealers.
Marble, Limestone, travertine, and Shell stone are all calcite stone floors, but at the same time they are all so different each and every one of these tiles need their own special attention. Even though you can categorize all the stones as calcium bassed, does not make them the same. At AK Floor Polishing Services Dubaiwe give each one of these floors the special attention they deserve.
Time To Restore Your Marble Floors?
Has your marble lost its luster? It’s probably time to have your floors looking their best. I know you paid alot of money for your floor and you want it to look like it did when it was installed and right now it doesn’t. If you call me I can make your Marble floor look its best. We will also let you Know what type of Restoration is best for your marble. marble has become more and more popular in the past few years so I focus a lot of my attention on every aspect of marble restoration, like what is the best way of cleaning it without hurting the stone, how deep can you grind a marble or what is the best type of sealer to use.
Whats Different About Our Marble Floor Polishing Company in Dubai (UAE)?
One thing that makes our company different is that we believe that any floor can be waterlogged, even marble floors, and that’s why when we’re working on a floor we have a two man team working at all times, one man on the vacuum and one on the buffer. By keeping the floor dry during the process we are able to seal the floor the same day and the sealer does a better job on a floor that’s never been waterlogged in addition to the other problems being corrected.
What is Marble Floor?
Marble is a rock resulting from the metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rocks. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in many different colors and designs. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure limestone. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Another type of marble, green marble, is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism. Construction marble is a stone which is composed of calcite, dolomite or serpentine which is very easily polished. Marble is a stone that many cultures use to show status or wealth. Marble is a gorgeous stone than can transform any room to elegance. Whether you have a new marble floor that you want to keep its luster or an older marble floor than you want restored to that brand new shine; AK Floor Restoration knows marble.