Month: December 2017

December 9, 2017 Houston

        This foyer is a 90 year old black and white checker board marble floor in Birmingham, Alabama. A heavy coat of shellac had built up over the years and had turned brown. The color change wasn’t apparent because it was even all over the floor.  Also another stone polisher had delipped…

December 9, 2017 Houston

      Brilliant Services in Birmingham, AL offers a solution to your dark and sometimes black grout lines.  One of two things happen to your grout as it ages.  It will lose color or darken up form soil or worse, mildew.  Soap scum build-up in shower enclosures only exacerbates these problems.  If you have…

December 9, 2017 Houston

        Brilliant Services was asked by Crossville Tile and Stone to take care of one of their clients Birmingham, AL.  This is a Portuguese Breccia Pernice marble that had been neglected for several years and was in real need of honing and polishing. We were asked to make it as shiny as possible.. Well,…

December 9, 2017 Houston

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December 9, 2017 Houston

         It’s one thing to clean and seal granite.  It is a whole other thing to repair damage done to granite.  Brilliant Services was asked by Brassfield & Gorrie to restore a red granite floor on one of their projects in downtown Birmingham.  The building was empty for years and guards sat in…

December 9, 2017 Houston

        Limestone countertops are becoming more and more popular in the Birmingham, Alabama area.  While limestone can hold a very high polish and people enjoy the crisp, clear reflection some people like the soft warm colors of a satin finish or the holiness of a matte finish. Here is an example of…

December 9, 2017 Houston

We are in the first phase of a travertine restoration for some people that just moved to Birmingham from Clearwater Florida.  Now let me tell you that you would be hard pressed to find a house in central or south Florida that doesn’t have stone floors.  The reason I say that is that is that…

December 9, 2017 Houston

        There was a lot of scratches left in his travertine floor from the movers.  We not only were able to remove the damage but gave him a much clearer reflection as you can see in the pictures.  I told him that I was going to post this picture with this headline…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Five tips for preventing or minimizing damage to your natural stone. If you enjoy the elegance that natural stone provides, it follows that you would like to prevent or minimize damage to your floors and countertops. How? We’re glad you asked. Here are a few common causes for natural stone damage and inexpensive precautionary measures…

December 9, 2017 Houston

This is one of many after photos on our latest stone polishing job.  Call Birmingham’s best natural stone repair and polishing experts, Brilliant Services at 205-617-6330. Check out our web page at the link above to see more photos of this job and others.