10 responses

  1. Brilliant Marble Polishing
    April 30, 2009

    Nice Blog, very interesting!

    Brilliant Marble Polishing
    Miami, FL

  2. Jon
    June 23, 2009

    How did this job turn out? I know you said they “look as good as new” – but by your description, the floor didn’t look that good when it was new. Was it easy to get a fairly even level of gloss across the entire floor?

  3. Blog Master
    July 3, 2009

    Hi jon, There are a few deeper scratches and niks from the way it was abused before, but they were definitely smoothed out when I used the diaglo compound. What the compound seems to do, since it is acidic, is eat away a little bit of the top layer which has been scuffed or lightly scratched and smoother it out and return it to a nice shine. I think I will update the post with a picture of the marble. Its not 100% perfect, but its definitely many times better than it was before…dull, dirty, and rough.

  4. Richard Parks
    October 30, 2009

    The best product that worked for me was “Marble Refinisher” for my floor. A “Marble Refinishing Kit” for removing spots and water marks on my marble counter tops. I bought these products from a company called Brightstone in California. There sealers worked really well for me.
    Easy to use and all water based
    check it out http://www.brightstn.com/mr.html

  5. Home Floor Tiles
    October 29, 2010

    Great article ..very interesting!!!!

  6. Jeffrey Gillette
    February 28, 2011

    I found Brightstone products to be safer/less toxic.

  7. Ana Assis
    June 1, 2011

    Great article. I wish I had found it before I changed my kitchen cabinets. Now I’m afraid to go thru this mess with the new cabinets in place. Like you, I scratched every single marble tile removing the grout from the surface. I’ll try the Brightstone product.

  8. Amanda
    June 18, 2012

    How did you keep the baseboards dry?

    • Blog Master
      June 24, 2012

      i used towels

  9. nipsip
    June 8, 2013

    Believe it or not, I came to the same conclusion after searching the internet for exactly the same issue, dull marble shower floor. I used a random orbital sander that I had and cut the white pad to fit. Voila, shiny marble. You would think someone would put together a kit for homeowners with a backing plate, a couple polishing discs and some marble polishing powder. Almost everyone has a RO sander, buffer or can buy one at Harbor Freight for $30. Slick Deals dot com has a HF page where they always have 25% off a single purchase coupon.

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