Marble Polishing & Restoration Specialists

Professional Natural Stone restoration & sealing throughout Ireland


MARBLE DEEP CLEANING, HONING, POLISHING, SEALING & FULL RESTORATION

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

BRINGING NATURAL STONE BACK TO LIFE EMPLOYING THE LATEST TECHNIQUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR EASIER.

By assessing your marble during your EREE consultation Stone Seal aim to provide you with the best solution for your stone whether you want professional ongoing maintenance or marble that is easier to clean at home we will recommend the right process and sealer for your marble.

MARBLE SERVICES WE OFFER:

  • Deep Cleaning removes all contaminants
  • Polishing to reinvigorate dull areas
  • Honing an abrasive for a matt finish
  • Repairs to chips, cracks and holes
  • Sealing with a range of specialist products
  • Restoration grinding to unveil a new surface
  • Grouting can be removed and replaced

MARBLE RESTORATION

Marble is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of calcite and dolomite. It is formed by the metamorphism of limestone, over time and temperature changes. When most people think of marble, they imagine a hard stone that is white with grey markings. In reality, it can also have irregularly coloured marks due to the presence of impurities such as silica and clay.

Another factor for colour is whether or not it had water introduced to it while forming. If water was present at that time, serpentine, talc, and certain other hydrous minerals may have been produced. The presence of iron, alumina, and silica may result in the formation of hematite and magnetite. The minerals that result from these impurities give marble a wide variety of colours. The purest form of calcite marble is white in colour; marbles containing hematite are reddish in colour; marble that has limonite are yellow, and marble with serpentine is green. Within Ireland, green marble can be found in Connemara. Its unique colour symbolises Ireland and it is one of Ireland’s most original products, with no two pieces being similar. From forming sculptures to a building material, marble has a wide array of uses.

HOW CAN I USE MARBLE IN MY HOME?

Marble is a luxurious material that works well in many homes and commercial properties. Nothing surpasses its rich beauty and worldly allure. Commonly it is used for flooring, counter tops, walls, showers, tub-surrounds, and columns.

Another factor for colour is whether or not it had water introduced to it while forming. If water was present at that time, serpentine, talc, and certain other hydrous minerals may have been produced. The presence of iron, alumina, and silica may result in the formation of hematite and magnetite. The minerals that result from these impurities give marble a wide variety of colours. The purest form of calcite marble is white in colour; marbles containing hematite are reddish in colour; marble that has limonite are yellow, and marble with serpentine is green. Within Ireland, green marble can be found in Connemara. Its unique colour symbolises Ireland and it is one of Ireland’s most original products, with no two pieces being similar. From forming sculptures to a building material, marble has a wide array of uses.

WILL MARBLE REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL MAINTENANCE

Since marble is a calcite-based stone it will etch very easily and appear to have dull spots as a result of most spills. These marks will typically arise if the stone is used in a “wet” or “product heavy” area, such as a kitchen or bathroom. An etch-mark is an abrasion on the surface that will appear dull and may sometimes be slightly rough to-the-touch. Don’t worry though Stone Seal can restore the original sheen through one of our many processes; sometimes only polishing will suffice.

We will also help to educate you on proper daily cleaning methods and products, as well as spill clean-up solutions.

Eventually your marble will also start to lose its sheen and may even discolour. Foot-traffic and constant abrasion in your common areas will contribute to this. At this time professional restoration will be necessary. This is another task for the professional to take on, usually with a wet and dust-free process call diamond honing.

Sealing your marble is also very helpful in the fight against stains. A stain is an acute discolouration left behind after a product or liquid penetrated the surface. They are stubborn and at times impossible to get out. Stone Seal will offer you solutions for stain-removal.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Stone seal are amazing. They have been cleaning & polishing the marble in our home and floor shop for over 6 years. Stone Seal staff are always…” Continue reading >>

“Stone Seal have been looking after our marble polishing needs for many years now. I would not dream of having another company.” – Natalie Kenny – Malahide, Co. Dublin

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