Category: Stone

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

                         BEFORE                                                                       AFTER              …

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.

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…