Marble Stains, Water Spots, Hard Water Stains on Marble or Granite…..Can They Be Cleaned Away??

Every week we get asked this question: “Can you clean away the stains, water marks, water spots or rings on my marble vanity, marble floor or granite countertop?”

THE ‘BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES’ OF MARBLE STAINS AND ETCHES

(If you click any of the pictures, it will take you to a full size photo page)

The answer, in almost every case, is “Yes, we can get the marble stains out and it can look beautiful again!” For example, the photos up top are ugly on purpose – see below for the ‘after’ pictures. One was a brown vanity top in Wellesley with ‘water rings’, one was a shower in Sudbury that a maid service had diligently sprayed acid based cleaning chemical all over and one was a commercial bathroom in Cambridge where the cleaning company had been using an acid based toilet bowl cleaner for years without realizing that the chemical always drips outside onto the marble floors.

It’s not usually a matter of just ‘cleaning’. In almost every situation I’ve encountered, what looks exactly like a hard water spot or a stain on the marble is not a true stain that can be scrubbed away. Instead, it is more often an etch caused by acidic chemicals. To add insult to injury, many times the acid was inside a liquid or spray cleaning chemical used to keep the marble or granite clean. Ouch!

The process that works is to hone down the marble or granite by using diamond abrasive pads. Then we go over the area with a marble polish that builds back the shine. If there is any soil on the surface, this also removes it and achieves cleaning at the same time.

If you have a ‘water mark’, a ‘water ring’ or an etch or ‘hard water stain’ on your marble or granite, whether it be a shower wall, shower floor, marble floor, granite countertop,  or marble vanity, give us a call at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form at the end of this page and we’ll get your stone back into shape!

Towns where Act One does marble polishing, ceramic tile regrouting, cleaning and grout line color sealing, re grouting showers, marble regrouting, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront, Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton, Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thompsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Pepperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

Call Act One for free estimates  – 617-838-0795

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Our contact information:

Act One, 15 Main Street #138 Watertown MA 02472

617-838-0795

 

Restoration of Historical Tile Floor in Copley Square Boston

You never know what ‘buried treasure’ you’ll find underneath old floors in Boston!

One gentleman in Copley Square was renovating his condominium and discovered that the cheap carpeting that had been thrown down all over his unit was actually hiding an old floor, a very old floor.

In fact, this floor was so old it had been originally installed when his building had been a hotel to some of Boston’s finest. He wanted to restore it to its former state, but due to age and being covered with thick old carpet glue, it was a real project to get it clean and refinished!

We had to actually use paste paint remover to get the blackened glue off the face of the tile and grout along with a LOT of scrubbing! We then used a gloss sealer to add a light shine that he wanted. It was missing a few tiles, but he was OK with a bit of imperfection, as long as the majority of the floor looked great.

As a result, he got to have his floors restored to their proper historical state and we got a few nice before and after photos from a job well done.

If you have an old floor or tile or marble surface you’re considering having refinished or restored, give us a call at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form below and we’ll see if we can help!

Towns where Act One does ceramic tile regrouting, cleaning and grout line color sealing, re grouting showers, marble regrouting, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront, Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton, Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thompsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Pepperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

Call Act One for free estimates – 617-838-0795

Deep Cleaning for Ceramic and Porcelain Tile and Grout Cleaning

We recently completed a project for a family in Winchester that needed help getting a family home ready for sale. The project included some shower regrouting and deep cleaning ceramic tile floor in a large bathroom.

The floor grout had originally been white, but over time, wear and tear had made the grout dull and soiled. Getting it clean is not just a matter of mopping at this point.

We used alkaline and acid based cleaning agents and a machine scrubbing process that gets out even ground in dirt from old grout. As a result, the house was ready for the realtor to show and looked great, at a reasonable budget.

If you would like ceramic tile or marble floors cleaned and grout replaced or cleaned, give us a call at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form below the photos and we’ll be happy to get you a quote ASAP.

Towns where Act One does ceramic tile regrouting, cleaning and grout line color sealing, re grouting showers, marble regrouting, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront, Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton, Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thompsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Pepperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

Act One – 617-838-0795