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Keep Your Marble Looking New With Marble Repair

If you already have marble in your home, you know its exquisite appeal. Even so, you're probably also familiar with marble's susceptibility to minor blemishes, stains, and scratches. Let Sal's Marble & Granite of Jacksonville, Florida, advise you on marble repair and maintenance. We'll help you make sure your marble surfaces shine like new again.

Minor Repairs

Minor blemishes in marble caused by stains or scratches can be corrected with a good grade polishing powder or tin dioxide. These supplies are available at most leading monument or household maintenance stores. Rubbing in the powder with a properly mounted piece of felt, then waxing over the affected area should do the trick.


Chipped & Broken Marble

Marble's extreme porosity also makes it susceptible to more serious damage, like chipping, cracking, or breaking. Where actual pieces of marble have broken away, the separated pieces should be located and all edges wiped down with acetone. This will remove all foreign material and facilitate proper bonding with glue. You can choose regular epoxy glue or professional marble repair cement to stick the pieces back into place.

This is a fairly straightforward process and works much better with marble than with many other materials. However, two precautions must be taken. First, ensure that there is no excess glue along the edges when you have set the piece back into place. Excess glue would mar the surface after the glue has hardened. Second, make sure to apply sufficient pressure for long enough to ensure a perfect join.

Bathroom With Marble

Repairing Holes & Lost Segments

If the pieces from the chipped or broken corners in marble blocks or tiles can't be found, the marble must be reformed with material closely resembling the surface. The exact contours of the broken pieces must be retraced by a makeshift mold lined with wax paper. When this is done, a mixture of marble dust and polyester resin cement can be used to fill in the missing piece. It will harden into the desired shape.

If this is done properly, the regenerated piece will be indistinguishable from the original. The same marble dust and resin cement mix can be used to fill in holes. The ratio of marble dust and resin should be calibrated to best imitate the shade of marble in question. While fixing marble surfaces can be a challenging affair, taking the time to do it right will pay off. Your marble will look like new!