The first decision to make is whether to repair or replace the stone in question. In almost all cases, repair work will be significantly cheaper than replacing a stone floor or worktop. Some problems can be resolved at home while others require the assistance of an expert stone worker. Below we’ve listed some common problems and one solution.
Marble is notorious for being a delicate stone – but it’s still tough as rock. Like granite or limestone, marble can handle higher temperatures (a hot pan or cup of tea) without scorching or deforming. Thanks to modern sealing techniques, a finished marble worktop, whether it’s your kitchen worktop, patio or bathroom on a superyacht, will be waterproof and stain resistant. That said, light coloured marble – particularly the classic, pure white marble – can be stained if it’s not sealed so if you have vintage or antique pieces it’s […]
Despite the recession, marble and granite worktops are still a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses. Considered a luxury feature, since luxury hotels around the world but proudly boast of their marble and granite worktops, tiles and other fittings. However, after you have installed granite, sometimes through normal wear and tear, it can become quite dull. In other words, not as striking as the day it was first installed. All is not lost as it is possible to polish granite worktops and restore them to their former glory.