One of the most common questions is about how to remove water rings from the polished marble surface. In this article we will try to explain the definition of water rings and what you can do about them.
What is Water Ring, Why does it happen?
Water rings may seem insignificant to many people. However, the water ring on the marble can diminish the wonderful appearance of your marble’s glass-like reflective surface. Water rings on marbles are actually marks of etching of natural stones. These etching can also be described as a surface damage caused by acidic or highly alkaline substances.
How to Remove Them:
When you move your finger over your marble if you can feel the surface smooth, it means that etching is light. You should be able to use a high-quality marble polishing compound to remove this light etching.
You May Need Professional Services
When you move your finger over the marble if you feel roughness, it means that etching is severe. Such etching must be removed by a professional stone restoration contractor. If you attempt to remove severe etching by yourself, you may cause further damage to your marble.
Prevent Water Rings
What can you do to prevent etch damage on your marble?
First of all, be sure to use a coaster for your drink glasses. Immediately remove any stains of beverage spilled on your marble before allowing it to dry. Do not place wine and vinegar bottles directly on the marble stone. Do not place your cosmetics directly on the marble stone.
One of the most common misconceptions is that marble seals will prevent etch damage. This information is incorrect. These seals penetrate the stone surface to prevent the absorption of acidic liquids by the marble. However, acidic liquids can damage the stone even if they come into contact with the marble surface without absorbing it. It is therefore wise to try different solutions on the market instead of using seals.
You can contact our professional team at Terra Granite to get more information on natural and engineered stones and their pros and cons anytime!
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