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Our Manhattan Stone Polishing Service Made This Marble Vanity Shine Like Never Before

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March 28, 2022

An accomplished writer contacted our specialists to help her with her bathroom vanity. Her apartment in downtown Manhattan had always received the best care, with the homeowner managing to maintain a strict cleaning routine despite her busy schedule. She could also count on a domestic worker who took over whenever her job needed her out of the apartment for weeks at a time. Once we were made responsible for restoring her marble vanity, our Manhattan Stone Polishing crew made sure the writer's efforts wouldn't go to waste.

Marble Vanity Before and After Stone Polishing in Manhattan
Before getting to that point, however, the homeowner had tried to get to the root of the problem. The damage wasn't too obvious from afar, but that was mostly because its entire flat surface had become duller. There were also faint marks that hadn't been there less than a month prior. Understandably, the homeowner wracked her brain trying to explain how the marble vanity had grown dull after years of following the same cleaning routine. She figured it had simply failed the test of time and wanted to see if there was a way to bring some life back into the stone.

She started looking for a licensed restoration company in the Manhattan area and came across Sir Grout Manhattan during her first search. She was immediately amazed by the results in our picture gallery and decided to fill out our "Request a Quote" form after a quick look into our stone restoration services. She scheduled an in-home evaluation, and our specialists went to her apartment a few days later.

Upon looking at her vanity, our techs understood the client's concerns. The stone was discolored, there were signs of etching, and the surface around the faucet was mildly stained in a way that made the vanity look unhygienic when you got close. Our specialists suspected that abrasive cleaners had something to do with the discoloration, and the client confirmed having used bleach and some acidic formulas to clean her bathroom surfaces. We explained the progressive damage these products cause to natural stone and confirmed that the vanity could be restored with a thorough stone cleaning and polishing service. The client scheduled a new appointment right away, hoping to restore at least half of the marble's original shine.

On the appointment day, our specialists came back to the client's apartment and got to work right away. They began by cleaning the vanity's surface with a pH-neutral cleaner, letting it sit for a few minutes before removing all traces of dirt with a high-speed scrubber. Our product removes stains, grime, mold, and mildew without affecting the marble's porous surface. It keeps the stone stain-free for longer and makes cleaning considerably easier for homeowners and cleaning staff.

The next step was honing the stone with low-grit diamond pads. Our specialists repeated the process while progressively increasing the level of grit until there were no blemishes on any part of the vanity's surface. Then, they polished the stone to a lovely finish. When the vanity was ready for sealing, our techs applied a coat of Stone Armor all over its surface. Our sealant not only enhances the stone's natural beauty but also provides a layer of protection to ward off water and other liquids, as well as the worst effects of wear and tear.

By the time our techs were done, the vanity had the most radiant look as the marble regained all its color and shine. The client was in awe of the results, and she remarked that she hadn't seen her vanity piece shine so bright in years. After thanking our specialists for a job well done, she promised to recommend our services to her friends and colleagues in the area.

She also showed interest in our cleaning method, so we gave her some valuable tips to improve the results on her marble vanity. We recommended using pH-neutral cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner since they don't have any of the abrasive properties that cause the discoloration of stone surfaces. Our product gets rid of all the stains on stone counters and preserves the sealant's protection without releasing toxic fumes into the air. It won't discolor marble surfaces or make their pores more prone to absorbing external elements. In short, our stone-safe product enhances all the benefits of traditional cleaners while removing all the drawbacks of chemical-based formulas. Our following recommendation was to scrub the marble's delicate surface with non-abrasive tools like a towel or a terry cloth. As a general rule, we reminded the client that natural stone surfaces are better preserved in dry environments. Cleaning all pools of water sitting on the vanity top and keeping good indoor ventilation can do wonders to simplify regular cleaning routines.

You can always count on Sir Grout Manhattan to help you bring back the beauty of your stone surfaces. Our specialists are always ready to help renovate the surfaces in your home or business with the most thorough restoration methods. Our processes eliminate stains and etch marks until your stone surfaces regain all their former beauty. You can call (718) 557-9283 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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