You would need marble floor honing and polishing to maintain the beauty and durability of your marble floors, as well as to prevent staining and etching. Marble is a natural stone that can lose its shine and smoothness over time, due to scratches, stains, etching, and wear and tear. Honing and polishing are two processes that can restore the appearance and feel of marble floors, by removing surface damage and enhancing the shine and gloss of the stone.
Honing is the process of smoothing the surface of marble with a fine abrasive, such as a diamond pad or a honing powder. Honing removes minor scratches and etch marks from the marble, and creates a matte or satin finish. Honing is usually done before polishing, to prepare the marble for a higher shine.
Polishing is the process of enhancing the shine and gloss of marble with a polishing compound, such as a polishing powder or a polishing cream. Polishing removes any remaining dirt and residue from the marble, and creates a reflective and shiny finish. Polishing is usually done after honing, to achieve the desired level of shine.
Once the level of shine has been achieved, it is time to seal your marble floors. Sealing is really not an option. Any natural stone has to be sealed to keep the elements on the outside of the stone. We use marble specific penetrating sealers to lock in that fresh new looking appearance.