The Orbot Stone Flash System - Experience the new method

A superior mirror finish that lasts, stone pores are mechanically closed tightly creating a highly glossy, reflective and beautifully detailed natural floor.

  • No harsh chemicals that damage marble, just water, honing & polishing
  • Lasts 8 times longer than a wax coating
  • Improved safety by increasing your floors slip resistance
  • No orange peel effect
  • Deep scratches and impurities are easily removed
  • A finish that’s easy to maintain for your in house cleaning team

Try before you buy with a free sample clean

With marble being a natural material and frequently miss treated it’s often impossible to know what finish can be achieved until we put machine to marble. We therefore provide free of charge sample restorations on an area of you marble floor so you can see exactly what to expect before committing to the full job. We can then provide you with an accurate quote, get a really accurate timeline of how long the work will take as well as show you the process involved. Contact us today to arrange a free sample restoration and quotation of you marble floor.

Marble restoration



What types of marble can be polished?

Cultured or natural marble require polishing. It is subject to wear and tear and can retain damage and stains. A good polish can stop the damage to maintain the glossy surface.

Engineered marble, which is not naturally occurring, does not require polish. It is created to be more durable and resistant to staining and damage.

What marble surfaces can be cleaned?

You can and should clean all marble surfaces regularly. Marble is porous and, therefore, not very resistant to stains and damage. A professional regular cleaning ensures it maintains its gloss and high quality shine.

Engineered marble does not require as much care as cultured marble. Due to its higher resistance and durability, it is less sensitive to damage. Therefore, you can usually get by with a simple clean.

Marble Polishing vs Marble Restoration

Marble polishing involves treating the little scratches and stains on the surface. A polisher can remove scratches that aren’t too deep. This should take care of any small damage and make the marble look brand new.

Marble polishing involves cleaning the tile to remove dirt. Any build-up from the surface is removed with a stripper.  After this, you can use a scrubber to remove surface-level dirt and build-up residue. You can then use a polisher to polish the marble. Due to its porous nature, it must undergo sealing after the polish.

Marble restoration goes much deeper. The marble that has sustained visible damage requires restoration. You should consider restoration where a lot of cracks and chips are visible. This process may even involve replacing broken tiles and deep stain removal.

Only professionals can and should undertake this process. Restoration involves removing damaged layers of the marble to bring back its shine. Specific cleaning agents help clean the marble without damage.

Marble Restoration vs Marble Repair

You can revive damaged marble with the restoration of marble. The process involves removing the top layers of the marble where you can see the damage. With a little wear and tear, marble restoration is most appropriate.

On the other hand, fixing damaged parts is called marble repair. You can repair cracks in the surface, for example, by using fillings. The repair process only takes care of obvious faults. It does not look to return the marble to its previous pristine, shiny condition.

Marble floor reflecting chandelier before and after Orbot restoration

Stone polishing vs Marble Polishing

Stone polishing is the process of turning rough stone smooth. The stones receive a smooth finish using machinery. The purpose of stone polishing is to take an unprocessed stone or concrete and smoothen it to a high quality finish. Various methods can be used to polish stone, some of which take days.

The purpose of marble polishing is to restore the surface. Polishing can remove slight wear and tear on marble surfaces. The aim is to return the marble to its original shine.

How to polish marble

Polishing marble can make it reclaim its shine. It is possible for your in-house cleaning team to do a regular polish with natural materials. If you would rather avoid using chemicals, many eco-friendly options are available. These include using a mixture of baking soda and water.

To make the polish, create a mixture of baking soda and water. A simple wipe with this solution can restore the shine on your marble. However, this type of cleaning hack is better suited to domestic cleaning needs.

How do we clean your marble?

Prestige Commercial offers specific marble cleaning services. We use the Orbot Stone Flash System, which offers a superior finish. The system mechanically closes any pores to offer a glossy reflective surface.

We avoid using any harsh chemicals that can cause damage. Instead, we use a tried and tested mixture of water, honing and polish. We also guarantee it will last much longer than a wax coating. Our methods also increase slip resistance with higher foot traffic in commercial spaces.

The process is simple and effective in removing even deep scratches. As there is no elaborate cleaning setup, it is easy to maintain.

How to clean marble tables

Marble tables are easy enough to keep clean and shiny. The first step is always to wipe down with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any crumbs, dust or other particles regularly. Once you have thoroughly dried it, move on to the solution.

A clean wet sponge or cloth helps wipe down the tabletop. You then use an approved marble cleaner specific to surfaces. Spread an even coating, and then clean with a damp cloth. Avoid using high acidic marble cleaning solutions, as these can dull the shine of the marble.

How to clean marble countertops

Marble countertops should receive a similar treatment as marble tables. You should first wipe them down to remove any dirt or debris. This is necessary for an office space with multiple people using the counters.

Once clean, you can use a sponge or damp cloth to wipe the counter again. Add some mild dish soap with water, and scrub gently. Wipe again with a clean, damp cloth or towel. Use a dry cloth as a final finish.

How to clean marble floors

Marble floor cleaning always begins with a dry sweep. Floors gather dust and debris regularly, so this should always be the first step. Before using any solution, mop the floor with hot, clean water. It takes care of any leftover dirt and is effective in killing germs.

If you want to do it yourself, avoid using commercial-grade cleaners that use bleach. These tend to be abrasive and can leave the marble damaged over time. Professional cleaning contracts are the most effective option to maintain marble floors. With Prestige, you can figure out a long-term cleaning plan on a fixed cost with our maintenance plans.

How often should marble be cleaned?

With frequent use, marble can begin to wear and tear. As a general rule of thumb, marble should be professionally polished once every 1 to 3 months. You can determine the frequency by the condition of the marble and its use.

If you are beginning to see small signs of damage, get cleaning straight away. Offices with high foot traffic may want to look into regular cleaning schedules. Even if you can’t see any obvious damage, one polish every few months is a good idea.

How to remove stains from marble?

Marble stains may not always be easy to remove, but it can be done. The most common stains found on marble are food and water stains. A mixture of hydrogen peroxide is quite effective with marble stains. You should mix it 50-50 with water before applying and rinsing.

Another option is to use a poultice. It can be made in-house using liquid cleaner and white absorbent material. This creates a paste that can be spread over the stain. Once so, it should be covered with some plastic wrap or cling film. Leave it on for 24 to 48 hours.

It may be a good idea to call in a professional for a particularly stubborn stain. Prestige is equipped with the right tools and chemicals for marble restoration in London. Professional cleaning also ensures there is no damage to the marble while cleaning.

Marble FAQ

What is marble

Marble comes from the metamorphosis of sedimentary rock. It is produced when limestone undergoes pressure and heat. This mixes with water solutions over millions of years. Marble is a recrystallized carbonate minerals, also including calcite or dolomite. Within stonemasonry, however, unmetamorphosed limestone is more common.

What is Poly marble?

Poly marble is a marble type intended for very specific use. It is most often used in making countertops and sinks. It is slightly different due to its polyurethane resin gel coating. With fillers added, it is more durable and resistant to stains.

What is engineered marble?

Engineered marble is a green marble made with crushed stones. An adhesive binds them together to create a solid surface. It is best suited to bathroom counters and shower walls. Engineered marble also tends to be cheaper than natural marble.

What type of rock is marble?

Marble is a sedimentary and igneous rock. Metamorphosis is the process of physical and chemical change it undergoes. As a strong, calcium-rich rock, it can be polished to achieve a high quality shine.

What is marble made of?

Marble is made up of white calcite crystals that appear light in colour. It also includes some coloured grains of mica. Marble grains appear locked and combined together like pieces of a jigsaw.