December 9, 2017 Houston

Iron Staining Many white marble tiles contain naturally occurring deposits of iron. Iron is a mineral found in stone and can occur randomly throughout the stone. If iron is present in the marble tile, it will begin to oxidize when exposed to water or other oxidizers such as acids and household bleach. It is for…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Wax Build-up or Coating Many marble floors are coated with waxes, acrylics, urethane and other coatings. Most of these coatings are not specifically designed for use on marble floors. Some of these coatings are of poor quality and the coatings themselves will begin to yellow. It is not uncommon for coating to be applied in…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Improper Maintenance As marble wears, the highly polished surface begins to become scratched and worn. The wearing of this polish causes the surface to become rough and become a magnet for dirt. If improper cleaners are used, this dirt begins to accumulate in the pores of the stone can will turn yellow. It is surprising…

December 9, 2017 Houston

Once upon a time there was a very upset home builder. He was building a two million-dollar home and had installed nearly 3500 square feet of a white statuary marble tile. Over the weekend one of the water pipes broke in a bathroom and completely flooded the home. They managed to vacuum all the water…

December 9, 2017 Houston

        This is the before and after of a travertine polishing job that had uba tuba black granite inserts.  The fireplace hearth and face were also uba tuba granite.  It was pretty rough when we started. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Email Brilliant Services at Jay.Mullins@BrilliantServices.net  or call at 205-617-6330

December 9, 2017 Houston

             We will stabilize the holes and crack runs. Removing the weak edges in cracks and holes and then filling them with a travertine-toned adhesive epoxy will create long lasting repairs that are even harder than the stone itself. We will hone the floor down to remove the soiled surface and open…