Process of Counter Tops Restoration
You probably had a hard time while deciding whether to be restored or not to be restored. So if now it is the time, and your choice is to be, the next run is for us.
First off we’ll schedule an appointment for reviewing and estimating. We do an inspection of a countertop, showing all damages, explaining ways to fix it, and the 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 a visit may take 5-20 minutes.
But not always we needed to visit for viewing. Since most countertops and their damages are very typical we can give details and prices 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 countertops in most cases will be done on premises, due to their size and weight. It certainly makes 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 a wide term and more often includes 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 can be other works is not listed here, for example, countertop lifting or supporting from the 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 are just polishing, buffing to shine finish, and sealing. The average kitchen marble counter set with an island takes 6-10 hours to complete. After sealing a marble should not be used at least 4 hours.
The polishing and buffing is a 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, and appliances. Polishing may produce very little smell like dampness and noise not louder than a kitchen mixer or vacuum cleaner.
Due to a marble’s softness and porousness most orders and questions we are getting regarding a marble (not granite) countertops restoration. Among the kinds of marble most “popular” are White Carrara, Calacatta Gold, and limestone.
Overall process of restoration may look a little complicated and time-consuming, but since it’s not just a wiping or waxing it will get rid of the problem core and reward you with a shiny like new countertop.