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.

Our showroom is currently open for appointments only. Please contact our office with any enquiries and we will be happy to discuss your needs and arrange samples or a visit to view materials.

Info
Fill out the form below to request a quote
Name*
Email*
Contact Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2
Town*
Postcode*
Extra Info

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

I agree to Surrey Marble & Granite Terms & Conditions

Recent Posts

Why Choose Surrey Marble and Granite?

16.04.2020
no comments

Benefits of a new Kitchen Worktop

28.02.2020
no comments

Why Granite Is Perfect For Kitchens

21.01.2020
no comments

2020 Kitchen Trends

10.01.2020
no comments

How to Add Extra Shine to your Stone

 

When you’ve got guests coming for dinner or the whole family gathering for Christmas, you want your home to look its best. Here are 5 ways to make your stone floor, kitchen or bathroom sparkle.

1. Clean your stone

Polishing a stone floor or worktop should be the last step, after you’ve completed your usual cleaning rituals. Use a damp cloth or mop to ensure the stone is free of dust and dirt, clean with your usual cleaner. Rinse the cleaner away with water. Instead of allowing the stone to air dry, wipe it dry with a smooth, clean cloth. This will remove any water marks that may be dulling your stone.

2. Remove Greasy Residue

If your stone looks dull, particularly around cooking areas in the kitchen, you may have a build up of greasy residue. It’s important to remove the grease without damaging the polish of the stone, so start with a mild option. Dish washing liquid is designed to remove grease, so it’s a great place to start. If that doesn’t work, acetone is a very effective solvent for grease, but be sure to rinse the area thoroughly after use. Avoid highly abrasive cleaners, such as oven cleaners, as well as scouring pads and other rough cloths.

3. Remove Limescale

Limescale is made of the same basic elements as marble, so you have to be careful when removing it. Acids, like vinegar or lemon juice, are very effective ways of removing limescale, but can also damage stone or dull the polish on glossy marble. We recommend using a dedicated limescale remover that’s specifically formulated to work on stone. You may have to ask at a specialist kitchen or home care shop. Soaking the area in water, scraping or using detergents are unlikely to help.

4. Use Stone Polish

Each polish is aimed at a particular material, so don’t try and use your furniture polish on your granite worktops. Choose a polish that’s suitable for your particular stone, and follow the directions. Typically, you’ll have to clean the surface and remove grease and dirt, as described above. Most polishes are sprayed or spread on, and then let to sit for 3-15 minutes. When the time is up, use a clean, soft cloth to rub in the polish and buff up the surface. You can get an as-new sparkle this way, but there’s a bit of elbow grease involved!

5. Rent a Floor Polisher

There are mop-on, mop-off floor polishers available, but if you want to get a marble floor sparkling, you may want to enlist some mechanical help. Renting a floor polisher once or twice a year can be a very affordable way to quickly refresh your home. Any device you rent should come with complete instructions and the cleaning products you need. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, many companies will come and polish your floor for you.

Recommended Articles

    Did you know that you can get granite tiles suitable for kitchen splashbacks, waterproof bathroom tiling and flooring throughout the home? While granite is increasingly popular as a luxurious, on-trend yet accessible option for kitchen worktops, its other uses are less well known. As a granite company with decades of experience, we’ve got the tips and tricks you need to add a bit of luxury to your home.   A great choice for kitchens, bathrooms and more Granite tile is robust, waterproof, heatproof and hard to damage so […]

28.09.2017
no comments
Read More

  Every festival has its foods and decorations. Unfortunately, while mistletoe and wine is great in its place, an upset can mean bad news for your décor. Here are a few tips to help you come through the holidays with your home unscathed.

23.12.2014
no comments
Read More

With the UK’s changeable weather, a conservatory is a great way to make the most of the sun, summer and winter. As a result, conservatories are hard working spaces and need to be practical – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too. Choosing a stone floor provides the best of both worlds, as you can create an attractive room that’s still easy to clean. Creating the look you want is easy with our range of natural and processed stones. At Surrey Marble and Granite we have an extensive […]

27.03.2014
no comments
Read More