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  • Tile Cleaning, Restoration, Resurfacing
  • Grout Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
  • Marble & Granite Resurfacing
  • Natural Stone Resurfacing
  • Travertine Resurfacing
  • Terrazzo Resurfacing


  • Kim¡¯s marble is specialize in Stone Polishing, Honing, Grinding, Sanding, Cleaning, Sealing, Crystallizing, Repairing, Re-grouting and Restoring.

      
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    Stones We Work With

    Natural Stones: Marble, Granite, Limestone, Slate Stone, Travertine, Onyx, Others
    Man-Made Stones: Zodiaq¢ç, CaesarStone¢ç, Silestone¢ç, Terrazzo, Ceramic Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, Vetrazzo, Others

      

    Our Stone Restoration Features

  • We do restoration and repair the stone and tile surfaces of in & out floors, walls, steps, bathrooms, lobbies, tabletops, countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplaces, etc
  • We do restoration and repair from tough granite to soft marble
  • We do restoration and repair of damaged granite, marble and other natural stone products to the natural original appearance
  • We are able to grind, hone, polish, clean, remove stains & dull spots, chips & cracks repair to most natural stone surfaces
  • The restoration process features machinery and non-toxic chemicals treatment
  • We bring out the natural shine of your stone

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    Marble Crystallization

    For high gloss finish we are using progressively higher grit of industrial diamond discs for removing scratches from the previous disc and then we are using buffing or crystallization procedure for creating desired gloss.
      

    Crystallization Features:

  • In the process of stone crystallization, heat of friction is helping to give to the stone surface more shining.
  • Crystallization process will never make a build up on surfaces, like waxing.
  • Crystallization also helps to create a slip-resistant surface.
  • Crystallization is result of the chemical reaction on the surface of the stone.
  • The crystallization process provides a high gloss finish on the marble surface.
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    Marble Floor Restoration

    Marble floor restoration procedure typically takes 4steps:

    1st step of floor restoration is most powerful and dynamic. It's lippage removal or flattening. It step consist of grinding and leveling floor. Even new installed marble tile floor can have some tiles be upper or lower of floor flatness. This step removes all ledges, roughness and brings flatness to marble floors. Also, this step can remove the most deepest scratches and stains.

    2nd step of floor restoration is honing. Honing is the step of floor restoration provides smoothing the marble floor with industrial diamonds, which brings up more shine to the marble. Honing will also remove scratches, stains and give a more uniform appearance. In a some cases honing is all that¡¯s needed to get you stone looking spectacular again.

    3rd step of floor restoration is polishing. Polishing gives semi-shining or shining effect to the marble floor. Polishing is done by industrial diamonds, but smaller graded, than while honing. For marble floors in good condition a polishing can be enough to bring back the shine.

    4th step of floor restoration is buffing or crystallization. Crystallization is a method of marble floor finishing. Its brings "mirror like" shine by chemical reaction on the surface of marble. Crystallization also creates micro film on the surface of marble, which is more solid and durable and helps to preserve the color and the brightness of the marble. Crystallization is a very good method for regular stone maintenance.

    Our marble floor restoration polishing treatment uses diamond pads to grind down the surface of your marble, bringing out a fresh layer of stone. Then we use successively finer grade pads to bring the surface of your marble to a "mirror like" shine.
      

    Marble Bathroom Restoration

    We are providing bathroom restoration service for entire bathroom includes showers, floors, counter tops, vanities and more. Restoration process for marble, granite, travertine, limestone includes polishing, re-grouting, cleaning, sealing. We are using an efficient polishing process that brings back to your marble original shine. Our sealing procedure helps protect marble for permanent staining and mold attack.

    Bathroom marble restoration required many actions, to bring the original stone appearance. Many showers and bathrooms require occasional maintenance and stone restoration to keep the original stone appearance for long time.

    We'll returning your marble, granite, travertine or limestone bathrooms to their original condition, saving you money and time.
      

    Shower Walls and Floors Restoration

    We has the experience and equipment to restore and repair commercial and residential marble shower's walls and floors.

    This service includes floors and walls tile polishing or cleaning, caulking and recaulking, also we are giving attention to the heavy soiled and molded grout in the shower floor. Inner shower's shelf will cleaned, stains and mould removed. After all shower's walls and floors will sealed by special stone sealer for prevention staining and mould attack.

    If it necessary we do restoration for cracked or damaged tiles or their exchanging.

    Marble walls and floors surfaces can be:
       1. Honed. (Matte Finish)
       2. Semi Polished
       3. Polished. (High Gloss)
      

    Stone Polishing

    When stones need to be polished?
    Stone need to be polished if small scratches and stains appear on the surface. Re polishing will eliminate small scratches, etches, stains and dulls, but grinding is necessary if the stone surface has a deep scratches and stains. Slight used marble should be only honed or polished to remove small scratches and stains.

    Stone polishing with industrial diamond pads is the most effective method for stone surfaces restoration. This method allow to re polish the stone with successively finer pads to bring back a shine to a stone. Progress can be easy if follow the complete series of pads.

    Stone polishing can be part of restoration process, also in some cases it can be enough to complete restoration.
      

    Countertop Restoration

    Marble Restoration's specialists can repair or refinish your marble or granite countertops, renewing and enhancing the overall appearance of your kitchen or bathroom. In depending of stone damage we'll determine whether you need a repair or a complete restoration.

    We can repair scratches, chips, stains, gouges and practically any type damage of stone. Repairs are blended in to match the existing stone and are generally undetectable to anyone who is unaware of the original damage.

    When the damage is scattered over the counter top, the finish is worn, or a color enhancing is desired, it is more economical and efficient to refinish the countertop. Currently, stone countertops can be refinished in a matte finish (hone), semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish.

    From Glossary:
    Counter top (also countertop, counter topping, or (British English) work top) usually refers to a horizontal surface in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas. It is frequently mounted above and supported by wood cabinets.
      

    Marble Lobby Restoration

    First things that visitors can see when walk in buildings are the lobby and hall-way to the staircases or elevators, it makes sense that you would wish the floors will stand out. Your building's lobby gives main impression to your visitors and it is important to take special care and maintenance in order to present an image that represents positive vision of your organization. By being smart about a regular marble cleaning and maintenance, you can make granite, marble or terrazzo floors lasts a very long time.

    When it's time for your co-op or condo to start discussing for restoration the marble floor for your lobby, staircase, hallways or corridors it's important to expertise condition of material and choosing best way for restoration.

    Marble Guard Inc is keenly aware of this and will takes care for your lobbies, foyers, staircases, hallways or corridors.
      

    Stone Grinding

    Stone grinding is most powerful and dynamic process and allow us to provide a variety of different finishes - deep hone, hone, semi-shine and shine finishes.

    Grinding down the surface of your stone need for smooth out the imperfections giving a fresh clean surface upon which to build a high quality shine.

    Grinding can also remove any scratches or deep stains that can be on surface of the stone and removing lippage, smoother surface for honing or polishing. Stone grinding should be done once in a few years because stone have not so many layers.

    Dry grinding can bring a lot of dust. For prevention this we are using wet grinding process.

    Floor grinding by hand is also available to grind stone in areas which cannot to be reached by floor grinding machine.

    When grinding is done, the stone surface is ready for polishing process.
      

    Marble Walls Restoration

    Restored marble walls is not only beautiful, but practical. In just a few hours we'll able change the entire appearance of your marble walls in bathroom or shower cabin. All works are performed in the tile area with no mess for your to clean up.

    The marble walls restoration process includes scraping and cleaning the marble tiles and if necessary, repairing missing grout or re-grouting and re-polishing surfaces. All shower walls and grout will be sealed for stain proofing and preventing any mildew from occurring.

    Your newly refinished walls can have a high gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish (honed finish) and be durable and easy to clean. If you care for it properly it should look beautiful indefinitely
      

    Marble Honing

    If the surface of your marble has scratches, watermarks, stains and signs of worn you would be needed honing service. We also perform a hone finish, which is a honed marble not finished to a shine. Instead of a polishing procedure we use an abrasive powder or diamond abrasive pads which leaves your marble smooth with a matt/hone finish.

    Why opt for a honed finish? A hone finish makes your stone less prone to ware and scratches, it also shows a lot less dirt than a polished floor, which means a less cleaning
      

    Scratch Removal

    Did you accidentally scratch your marble or your old marble has thousands of micro scratches and dull spots?

    Do you want to bring back the original appearance to your marble surfaces?

    We're able to remove scratches from most surfaces of granite, marble, limestone etc. and restore surface to original look.

    Many scratches can be removed by polishing with medium or high grit industrial diamond abrasives.
      

    Lippage Removal. Flattening

    Lippage is a condition where edges of the tiles or slabs are not at the same level with each other. A one way to determine this is by a thickness of dime when placing it to the edge of next tile and if the next tile is higher than the dime this can be considered lippage.

    Before polishing marble floor any tile lippage should be removed and the surface made flat.

    The best way for removing lippage is grinding down the floor by lippage removal discs to complete remove or reduce the tile lippage.
      

    Crack & Seam Repair

    We are able to fix a crack of tile, countertop, tabletop, vanity, fireplace etc. by "two components" epoxy. This epoxy is tough and durable for fixing cracks and filling holes in stone surfaces. Before repairing all cracks, holes and joints must be cleaned from dust, soil, soap, grease and other dirt, then complete dry. In some cases, cracks or holes should be enlarged prior filling up for proper adhesion. For thin hairline cracks we are using penetrating liquid epoxy for deeper absorbing epoxy into crack.
    Also we can repair joints expansion in the countertop, vanity, fireplace and others joints where slab movement occurs.

    Before filling up cracks or joints we are mixing epoxy with stone pigments for best color matching.

      

    Stone Sealing & Stain Proofing

    There is much truth in the saying, - "prevention is better than cure" - and this doesn't just apply to one's health, but importantly, for such applications as marble and granite protection, too. Ensuring long-term, durability, efficiency and life of such materials, requires an indispensable, product - marble and granite sealers.

    Stone sealer-sealant creates a protective barrier on the surface of your stone that repels liquid and keep spills and water marks from absorbing and damaging your stone. This treatment is the perfect finishing touch to any granite or marble restoration works. Stone sealing is the most important aspect of the services we provide. This process is necessary for the protection of all natural stones.

    There are several types of sealers and different methods of application. One type of sealer is the impregnator. Impregnators penetrate into the stone to provide a chemically resistant barrier, repel stains, water and help from stains absorbing. Another type is color enhancer sealer, this sealer enhance the depth of stone color that has been lightened by exterior harsh elements or from interior heavy traffic also this sealer provides "wet-look" stone appearance.

    As part of stone maintenance, the stone sealer has to be reapplied once in one or two years. When the stone is becoming harder to keep clean, it is time for reapplying sealer.
      

    Stone Sealing & Stain Proofing

    There is much truth in the saying, - "prevention is better than cure" - and this doesn't just apply to one's health, but importantly, for such applications as marble and granite protection, too. Ensuring long-term, durability, efficiency and life of such materials, requires an indispensable, product - marble and granite sealers.

    Stone sealer-sealant creates a protective barrier on the surface of your stone that repels liquid and keep spills and water marks from absorbing and damaging your stone. This treatment is the perfect finishing touch to any granite or marble restoration works. Stone sealing is the most important aspect of the services we provide. This process is necessary for the protection of all natural stones.

    There are several types of sealers and different methods of application. One type of sealer is the impregnator. Impregnators penetrate into the stone to provide a chemically resistant barrier, repel stains, water and help from stains absorbing. Another type is color enhancer sealer, this sealer enhance the depth of stone color that has been lightened by exterior harsh elements or from interior heavy traffic also this sealer provides "wet-look" stone appearance.

    As part of stone maintenance, the stone sealer has to be reapplied once in one or two years. When the stone is becoming harder to keep clean, it is time for reapplying sealer.
      

    Tiles and Grout Restoration

    We offer valuable floor restoration expertise to an area that may be one of the toughest floor care problems experienced by business and homeowners alike. Anyone who has ceramic, porcelain or stone tiles is probably experiencing care and appearance problems. Perhaps you¡¯ve recently purchased a residence or business and those grout lines in your tile floors that looked dark-gray turned out to be another color upon inspection. This is not an uncommon experience.

    Ceramic and porcelain tile is one of the most durable surfaces available on the market today. However, the porous grout lines that were improperly sealed, or not sealed at all, are sponges for dirty mop water and anything else that might spill on the floor. Removing and preventing these stains and cleaning problems can be a long, tedious, and sometimes impossible endeavor.

    We have a way to restore these surfaces to their like new and original appearance. After restoration, it is essential to have a system of care that allows you to keep your tile floor¡¯s appearance clean and like new. As a result, we recommend that every restored tile and grout is also sealed with penetrating sealer to aid and simplify long-term care.
      

    Storefront Restoration

    Storefront is the important feature and essence of the most commercial and historical buildings. It is also important business advertising strategy to attract clients and increase sales.

    We are providing either entire storefront restoration or solve a particular problem like stain removal, crack repair, slab replacement and others.

    Our goal is understand and determine the actual stone condition and then plan to perform restoration most economically and effectively.

    Environmental staining, discoloration, efflorescence, etching, hard water staining, cracking, chipping, improper maintenance or weathering can be restored by us to natural beauty of the stone surface.
      

    Re-Grouting & Grouting

    The process of re-grouting consists of 4 steps:

    1.Remove and scrub out the old grout. For this purpose we are use a grout saw or grout scrubber. In some cases (for hardest lines) we use rotary blade grinder.
    2.Fill up joints with new grout. To spread a new grout diagonally across the joints, packing the grout firmly and deep into every joints we use a squeegee or rubber grout float.
    3.Wipe to remove the excess gout. When grout becomes firm we use the wet yellow sponges specifically designed for tile works to wipe off excess grout from the tile surface.
    4.Clean tiles from remaining residue of grout. For this purpose we wipe the tile surface with dry cloth or paper towel.

    Grout is a concrete or sand based material used in spaces between tiles. Main purpose of grout is to seal tile joints to protect them from moisture, to hide joints and to have a uniform appearance. We are presenting our customers with color chart for desired selection.
      

    Re-Caulking & Caulking

    Caulk often is used to prevent water from going into joints between:
  • Tub and walls
  • Tub and floors
  • Countertop and back splash
  • Countertop and tiled wall
  • Sink and countertop
  • Toilet bowl and floor
  • Corners in shower cabin
    Since caulk is flexible, it is right choice for surfaces that tend to move or shift slightly.

    Improper caulking can lead to leaking, wetting, staining, mold development, moisture smell and water damage.

    There is one primary reason to re-caulk it is to change old discolored and molded caulk. Also, re-caulking or calking can protect from absorbing water in places like under the walls and the floors where mold can grow.

    The cost of caulking or re-caulking much less than tile replacement or water damage repair and often only re-calking bring back to old shower a new and fresh look.
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    Stains Removal from Stone

    Staining, in most cases, can be removed by a process known as poulticing. The appropriate poultice for the stain is prepared and placed on the stain and allowed to dry. As it dries it will pick the stain up from a pores of stone.

    If the poultice doesn't work, honing or grinding the surface down to a fresh layer of stone and then polishing may be needed to remove the stain.

    Some stains can penetrate complete through stone body that grinding or honing will not able to remove stain complete, in this case should be used both ways for stain removing.

    Before beginning of removing the stains, we should determine where the stain came from, it can be adhesives, alkaline, beer, bleach, blood, urine, candy, chocolate, egg, oils, grease, gum, water stains, ice cream, ink, juice, liquor, lotion, make up, mold, grout, nail polish, paints, perfume, soap film, sauce, syrup, wax coatings, wines and others.
      

    Marble Chips Repair

    Chips easy to make on the edges of countertop or vanity when taking dishes out from the dishwasher or accidentally swiping the edge. Also chipping can occur during stone fabrication or installation. Chipping more often happens in soft stones such as marble, onyx or limestone, than in granite.

    We are able to repair chips, holes and small surface cracks by filling it with knife grade epoxy. Also we are providing best color matching to the stone, by mixing epoxy with color pigments
      

    Stone Buffing

    Stone buffing helps to keep the stone shiny, remove dull spots, water marks and micro scratches from the stone's surface.

    This buffing process has to be used to maintain any traffic area on regular basis. Residential areas should be buffed only once/twice a year when building lobbies could require daily/weekly buffing.

    For granite or marble buffing we use diamond buff compound with buffing floor machine and a white or red nylon floor pads.

    Also buffing can be a final step of full stone restoration procedure.
      

    Marble Vanity Top Restoration

    Marble vanity tops are very common in new home and older homes throughout the country. Over the years vanity tops is appear typically. Marble can be easily scratched by abrasive, burned by cleansers, chipped or cracked. Also vanity can be easily molded and stained.

    If you have one of like these marble vanity tops in your bathroom, and it need restoration, call us and it can be restored to original appearance. We are professional marble restoration company and can complete the repairs your marble vanity top in couple hours.

    In any case, restoration or repairing your marble top is a many cheaper then exchanging it, especially if you have a custom-made vanity top.
      

    Restoration Pricing

    Our price for restoration varies depending on each individual project.
    Price per square foot is not effective. Depending on the type of stone and customer's preferred final result for surface appearance, will require an individual approach. Several factors should be taken into cosideration, such as the location of the marble in the house, water and electricity outlets availability, furniture abstraction, working days and hours etc.

    Also we may take into the account the travel distance, our availability, work nature and reasonable value of the project.

    Each estimate is on the individual basis, once the review and testing of the marble condition is complete.

    The price may be less than the price of replacement and in most cases the restored piece will look as good as new.
      

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    Kim's Marble Inc.
    513 W. Garfield Ave.    Glendale, CA 91204
    Email: contact@kimsmarble.com / Call (818)265-9900 / Fax (818)265-9896
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