Marble is one of the most popular natural stones, especially within showers as it evokes feelings of elegance and luxury. Most people love the stone due to its vein-like texture and beautiful appearance. But, the occurrence of mold, mildew and stains is a big problem in showers. Marble easily allows the growth of mold in humid places due to its porosity, which can change its texture, making it look mediocre.
It is not just an issue from the aesthetic perspective, it can also cause health issues, such as runny nose and eye irritation. Marble is very sensitive to acids, etching the surface. Most companies apply any cleaners to make the mold, mildew and stains disappear. They perform cleaning without realizing that regular cleaners will only make it worse, as the majority of tile and grout cleaning products are acidic. If this has already happened with your shower, only our quality marble restoration service can bring it back to that brand new look. All of our healthy marble shower processes are listed below…
Cleaning Marble Showers Using a Natural Product:
Cleaning the shower with low quality products is not our style. We have an exclusive deal with one of the leading restoration product manufacturing companies – pFOkUS®, to offer your floor or walls that timeless beauty you strive. No matter how damaged your marble shower is, we can make it look new using Imperia – a patented tile and grout cleaner. We will apply Imperia to the entire surface removing mold, mildew, stains and etching at the root. Imperia also releases sealers if present in the surface while penetrating deep into the stone.
Sealing All the Grout Lines with Titanium:
Grout is also a porous substance, filling spaces between the marble tiles. Once it has been cleaned, it will be easily accessible to stains and mold. Sealing the grout with powerful products can prevent it from staining. Most contractors cover the grout lines with water based sealers that will peel and wear off the surface in months, causing mold to grow. We perform grout sealing with a high quality sealer – Caponi®, which is a two part pigmented solvent titanium resin chemical resistant sealer. It penetrates deep into the grout while creating a waterproofed surface to prevent moisture or liquids from staining it. Caponi® has over 40 color options to choose from that can make the shower look beautiful.
Repairing Cracked Tile and Grout:
Cracks in the tile and grout are nothing short of a burden and they will get worse, if not repaired with the correct product. Re-grouting or retiling makes the shower look unpleasant. We repair the cracks with Sentura – a two part pigmented flexible solvent epoxy/resin. It is designed with a 1200psi adhesion, which is more powerful than any other adhesion in the world. We can pigment it in over 40 colors to suit your needs. It not just rectifies the cracking issue, it also makes the tile and grout look natural with its sleek finish.
Fusing Caulk in Corners Instead of Caulking:
Shower caulking is a traditional process that will fail within six months, when exposed to ongoing moisture. It softens, peels and comes out of the joints, allowing moisture to compromise the sealant. This is what allows mold to take place. We eliminate caulk in all the corners and fuse Sentura, which cannot be damaged by moisture or water. It will never come out of the corners and will protect them for a lifetime with its thin and natural lines.
Marble cleaning can just remove the stains, but even a powerful cleaner cannot keep its look since the stone is porous and will absorb moisture, causing mold, mildew and stains. Marble sealing with regular products will just peel within months. We coat the stone with Celine – a clear topical solvent based resin sealer, seeping into the stone while creating a hydrophobic surface to prevent the passage of liquids. It leaves the marble with an astonishing sheen.
These ‘Healthy Shower’ processes can take the dirty or stained marble tile and grout to the next level. Call us now @ (770)917-9200 today and enjoy a mold, mildew, stain and caulk free marble shower with a 5 year labor warranty every day.