Do not regard marble polish as a mere day-to-day maintenance job because if treated carelessly, the cost of it may even be higher than the installation of marble itself. However, do not worry about marble polishing of robbing a sum from you, especially if you have a good understanding of the factors affecting the rate.
If dry marble polishing is in your consideration, do take note of the kind of grit used and how finely it can go will be a major cost factor. Naturally, the glossier the marble polish, the softer the diamond grit used and higher cost is incurred. Besides, the types of marble and the years it had been installed will also have an impact on the polishing cost.
Some users regard marble as long-lasting with low needs for maintenance, hence; overlook the importance of keeping it in shape. Thus it is already a little late when they start to realise that the marble has lost its previous appeal, as such, higher investment may deem necessary to restore it back to original form. Logically, regular cleaning and servicing will keep the cost of marble polish low.
More attention is needed for soft marble than the hard ones as the polishing frequency for soft marble is higher than that of hard marble. Soft marble is more susceptible to scratches and stains; therefore, regular polishing shall prevent marble’s life from ending prematurely. If the area installed with marble is frequently used, it will also increase the chances of it being frequently polished. This is because all contacts result in friction and mount up a certain amount of dirt and dust, eventually dulling the surface of marble.
Do not get away with the idea that both stain and etch are equally problematic. Indeed, the former maybe a headache as the longer the stain is being left on the marble, the harder or nearly impossible to remove them totally. Moreover, there is also a likelihood of eroding the internal of the marble. On the other hand, etch is not so tricky. Etch is created because marble is not totally sealed, giving water or other solvent, a chance to leave behind visible traces. Basically, etch does not create harm to marble’s interior.
Despite the differences, both stains and etch need users’ attention, as a result, no matter how recent the marble had just been polished, once traces of either can be found, it meant another time for polishing again. Such careless frequency is also contributing to unnecessary polishing expenditure.
It is because of the many details users need to pay attention to, there is a need to why a pre-polishing inspection ought to be conducted, it is the moment for professional to examine the marble and decide the best polishing option; it is also a good opportunity for users to clarify their doubts.