Surrey Marble and Granite is currently open with a limited workforce to enable safe social distancing in line with government directions to safe guard our staff and customers.

SMG is open for visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY to ensure social distancing is maintained in our showroom and safeguard our staff and customers. Please contact the office on 01428 651940 to check availability and book.

Info
Fill out the form below to request a quote

    Name*
    Email*
    Contact Number*
    Address Line 1*
    Address Line 2
    Town*
    Postcode*
    Additional Project Details

    I agree to receiving offers and services by email from Surrey Marble & Granite

    I agree to Surrey Marble & Granite Terms & Conditions

    Recent Posts

    Marble Effect Home Decor

    16.06.2021
    no comments

    How to Clean Marble Bathroom Tiles

    22.03.2021
    no comments

    Caring for your marble flooring

    Marble flooring

    Marble flooring is a stunning addition to your home or business when it is first installed, and can have great longevity if it is cared for and maintained correctly.  As it is a naturally occurring stone it can keep its regal and beautiful appearance even under heavy foot traffic.  It is one of the softer stones available it can be prone to marking or scratching if not cleaned and looked after as it should be.

    Food spillage and marble

    Marble is particularly reactive to acids, and as many foods such as fruit, tea, and carbonated beverages have a low pH rating making spillages hazardous to your flooring.  If left untreated acidic substances can leave dark marks or etch grooves into the surface of the stone dulling the appearance of the floor.  It may be best to avoid using marble therefore in rooms where there is a high risk of contamination, such as in a kitchen.  Should a something be spilt it is important to act fast to avoid lasting damage.  Simply wiping the floor clean will not remove all the acid that remains and will continue to eat away at the stone even if it looks spotless.  The best way to remove all traces is to use a cloth dipped in a solution of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a few drops of ammonia.  Rub the surface of the marble with this cloth until it shines again.

    Cleaning products

    Aside from food and drink spillages, there are other sources of acid that could cause erosion of the stone.  These come in the form of cleaning fluids that are not appropriate for the cleaning of marble.  Vinegar solutions and many off-the-shelf detergents are acidic and therefore not suitable for use on delicate stone such as marble.  These cleaning products will cause more harm than good and continued use can forever dull the appearance of the floor.  It is best to use pH neutral and natural gentle products to keep your floor looking shiny and as new, these are widely available from specialist shops and in some supermarkets.

    Day-to-day care of marble

    General maintenance of marble only requires using a soft towelling cloth to wipe any dirt away and to regularly dust at the edges and corners of the room.  If water is required to shift stubborn dirt this should be lukewarm as opposed to hot and scrubbing should be avoided unless hard dirt has set onto the marble.  If left, dirt can cause lasting marks as most marble is light in colour and therefore susceptible to dark marks which are easily avoidable.

    Polishing

    Polishing, whilst not mandatory, can give a shining, glittering finish that makes even more of a feature piece of your flooring.  High shine is a great way to make marble look regal and elegant and is therefore used often in grand entrance halls and on staircases.  As marble flooring is an investment and a statement addition to a room, polishing ensures that it is shown off at its very best.

    Recommended Articles

    Many people assume that stone worktops need to be marble white, granite grey or shades of beige. Nothing could be further from the truth. As well as beautiful natural stones in all shades of the rainbow, processed stones like Arena Stone and Silestone have further expanded the range of colours available so you can have a stone bathroom or kitchen worktop in any colour you like. As Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner, here are 4 of our favourite green stones.

    17.03.2016
    no comments
    Read More

    Top-end hotels have mastered the art of luxury, and it shows in every detail. Even the bathroom is often more relaxing than any room in your busy home. Fortunately, recreating the soothing yet decadent atmosphere at home isn’t as hard – or as expensive – as you might think. The key is choosing good quality materials and paying attention to the fine details.

    26.08.2015
    no comments
    Read More
    Dekton-Aura_Kithcen_worktops

    An engineered stone, Dekton is the product of modern technological developments. It is made from quartz, one of the toughest natural materials, and subject to a process which would destroy most substances yet which transforms an already impressive natural stone into something truly beautiful and incredibly practical. How is Dekton made? A new high-tech process called sinterized particle technology mimics the extreme heat and pressure found in the earth’s crust. As a result, natural quartz particles are recombined to create an extremely tough and durable surface. In just a few […]

    07.06.2018
    no comments
    Read More