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Stone Type:
Marble
Room:
Shower Enclosure
Service Provided:
Diamond grinding and polishing

In a property that was being rented out, the tenants had caused significant damage to the marble tiles in attempts to remove limescale staining. 

Marble is acid sensitive. With strong acids, you will see the effects of this instantly. Known as etching, this is not something that can be wiped or cleaned off.

Tap water is not always PH neutral which means that over time, this can have a similar effect on stone. This particular client, had used an acidic cleaner to try and remove the initial limescale stain and this had resulted in further etch marks to the marble which required professional removal.

Using a hand-held diamond grinding tool and resin bonded diamond abrasives, 8 levels of resurfacing was required to restore the marble. The initial stages used the courses grade of diamond to take that damaged marble beyond the etch marks. A series of finer diamond pads were then used to feather the edges of this in and blend into the surrounding marble. The marble was then polished with a natural polishing powder all over for a high shine finish before sealing for protection.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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I wanted to leave a review for Danielle. She went above and beyond to help find alternative solutions so I could get my worktops/ tiles restored in the timeframe I need to, even following up afterwards to see how things panned out. Excellent communication!

Ali
Buckinghamshire
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The only company I trust to restore flooring in my role at Humphrey Munson. Athena Stonecare are an amazing company with a true understanding of excellent customer service and endlessly helpful.

Humphrey Munson
Chelsea
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Athena Stonecare is a great firm and I recommend it highly. Dave, Becca and the team could not have been more friendly and helpful, and they left our stone floor looking as good as new. I also thought their quote was very reasonable, given the amount of work involved.

Caroline
London
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So lovely to see the spring sunshine this morning, it really makes such a difference. Athena Stonecare have made this view much better this week, our marble had been heavily stained from cleaning products. It’s great to see it back to its former glory

Jessica
Befordshire
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Athena Stonecare did an excellent job on both my front steps and entrance hall floor, so much so that my neighbours asked for their details. I would be delighted to use them again and would unhesitatingly recommend them.

Vaughan
Surrey
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On behalf of the Abbey I would like to thank you both for your team's work with our precious flooring. We all appreciate the miraculous improvement you achieved, and also the consideration and generosity of time, thought and advice given during the main working weeks and also helpful advice on aftercare.

Judy
Pershore Abbey

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