Marble Doctor offers a unique, customized restoration process based on over 25 years of experience in the natural stone industry. Marble Doctor technicians are some of the most knowledgeable and expert stone artisans in the D.C. area.
Marble Doctor restores and maintains marble, limestone, travertine, terrazzo, slate, and other natural stones. Our trained technicians repair and restore your natural stone to its original beauty using techniques developed in Europe and used for centuries.
Our all-natural restoration process is environmentally conscious and has a history of success, particularly when compared to chemicals and waxes commonly used on stone by others. Once Marble Doctor has restored your natural stone, we recommend a Maintenance Prescription Program to keep it looking its best.
Marble Doctor Capabilities
The technicians at Marble Doctor are thoroughly qualified to supply the following services:
Natural stone is restored to its original luster and finish through:
Honing. The honing process uses a series of diamond pads to remove thin layers of stone until the proper finish is restored or the stone is ready for polishing. Our machines use water and virtually eliminate dust from the process.
Polishing. We polish your stone using a natural polishing powder obtained from Italy that has been used in Europe for ages. Our polishing powder does not include any chemicals, waxes, or acids, which are commonly used in most modern methods. Natural polishing allows our machines to heat the stone, opening its pores. The polish then infuses the stone and seals it against foreign contaminants. This method is the best process to bring out your stone’s original finish and, when properly maintained, is more economical over the life of your stone.
Marble Doctor creates a customized Maintenance Prescription Program for each of our customers. The plan helps avoid the enormous cost of replacing large areas of natural stone that may crack or break apart when the only care is washing and waxing.
Cracks, gouges, and broken stone are repaired by hand using specially formulated, color-matched epoxy. We can replace individual tiles or stone slabs when the epoxy solution is not possible. We also remove scratches and stains from your natural stone by honing the stone, using specially formulated cleaners, or applying a poultice.
Marble Doctor is trusted to preserve and restore the original luster of natural stone by a wide variety of prestigious organizations. The following partial list of clients speaks for itself:
- State Department
- Capitol Building
- Department of Commerce
- Franciscan Monastery – Est. 1895
- Bureau of Engraving
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Italian Embassy
- New Zealand Embassy
- National Gallery of Art
- Catholic Dioceses
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- National Reconnaissance Office
- Smithsonian Institute
- National Building Museum
- Lincoln Property Companies
- National Holocaust Museum