Category: Marble

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 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

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.

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…