Top Marble Polishing Company in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
At the Marble Doctor, our marble polishing professionals pride themselves on techniques they spent years perfecting. Over the decades, new polishing processes have entered the marketplace, and new companies have come and gone. We’ve been restoring natural stone for almost 30 years, so it just goes to show that new isn’t always better. Marble Doctor technicians use techniques that date back centuries and protect the value and beauty of your investment.
New processes use chemical polishing compounds that coat the stone and interrupt its moisture vapor transmission (MVT). It’s like putting a banana in a sealed bag. Unfortunately, the banana begins to rapidly decay, faster than if it wasn’t in a sealed bag. Today’s chemical polishing compounds contain acids and fluorosilicate. When MVT is hindered by a coating on the stone, it condensates below that coating and the moisture reactivates the acids. The acids then eat the soft calcium which bonds the stone together. It’s not good for marble polishing and it eventually damages the stone.
Marble Polishing Techniques
At Marble Doctor, we use water and polishing powders – that’s all. Our natural polishing process heats the stone, opening its pores and infusing the polishing compound into the stone, helping to seal it against foreign contaminants. The powders create a mild, organic reaction that mitigates evenly across the stone. We do not use harsh chemicals or waxes.
Our methods bring out your stone’s original finish and, when properly maintained, are more economical over the life of your stone. Because of this, we provide your surface with the highest quality natural polish and restore its beauty and luster.
At Marble Doctor, we respect your surface and ensure our marble polishing techniques aren’t a detriment to your expensive stone. Using chemical coatings may cost less today, but within a few years, those costs will significantly increase when the stone requires replacement instead of restoration.
Natural stone is a green building product, yet it’s not the same compound after crystallization or re-vitrification. Many companies coat wood and metal architectural surfaces to protect them from exterior moisture. Some of these companies drip their varnish on stone thinking it to be an inexpensive fix to maintain gloss on natural stone – it isn’t.
Trust the D.C. marble polishing professionals at Marble Doctor to ensure your surface is maintained by our marble polishing specialists.