Process of Counter Tops Restoration
You probably had hard time while deciding to be restored or not to be restored. So if now it’s the time, and your choice is to be, next run is for us.
First off we’ll schedule appointment for reviewing and estimating. We do inspection of a countertop, showing all damages, explaining a ways to fix it and final result you should expect. Usually we are available for an estimate 24/7, and available to come on the same, next or in a few days. Such visit may take 5-20 minutes.
But not always we needed to visit for viewing. Since most countertops and its damages are very typical we can give details and price remotely. All we’ll need from you a counter dimensions, problem description, color or kind of marble, your location/zip and of course pictures always is very helpful and worth a thousand words.
Then we’ll schedule the work itself. The restoration of a countertops in most cases will be done on premises, due its size and weight. It’s certainly has no sense to lift and move it in our shop if it can be restored by the same process right on site.
The restoration is wide term and more often include works such as:
• Honing (matt finish)
• Scratches removal
• Chips repair
• Cracks & seams repair
• Stains or etches removal
• Sealing & stain proofing
• Edges reshaping
• Sink repair & re installation
• Caulking or re caulking
• There are can be other works is not listed here, for example counter top lifting or supporting from bottom side, finish modification, resizing, cutting, reshaping, custom piece fabrication and installation, backsplash works, faucet holes resizing/rearranging and so on.
A most orders we are getting is just polishing, buffing to shine finish and sealing. Average kitchen marble counter set with island takes 6-10 hours to complete. After a sealing a marble should not be used at least 4 hours.
The polishing and buffing is wet process and dust free. However it can generate some splashes around, but beforehand we do floor protection with plastic and surroundings such as walls, kitchen cabinets, furniture, appliances. Polishing may produce very little smell like dampness and noise not louder than kitchen mixer or vacuum cleaner.
Due a marble softness and porousness most orders and questions we are getting regarding a marble (not a granite) countertops restoration. Among kinds of marble most “popular” are White Carrara, Calacatta Gold and limestone.
Overall process of restoration may looks little complicated and time consuming, but since it’s not just a wiping or waxing it will get rid of problem core and reward you with shiny like new counter top.