Diamonds and polishing powders used at the right time with a qualified, skilled hand is needed to restore shine to marble and granite. A quick overview of the 3 basic steps; Grinding, Honing and Polishing:


Grinding uses a grit of 60 or below and
usually done when a flat floor is desired. Example: if stone tiles are uneven or set higher than each other (known as lippage). A flat floor is easier to maintain, grout is kept cleaner.

The downside to grinding is that it is very messy, expensive, and time-consuming. For example, 50-square feet of granite can take an entire day of work. Surrounding areas need to be protected due to slurry caused by the large amounts of water needed.


Honing uses grit of 120 and above. (400-600 on marble before polishing).
Although not as aggressive as grinding, honing can be equally as messy due to the use of water. Honing is used to remove scratches by the process of smoothing the stone with abrasives. It can round edges but does not remove lipage, as grinding can.


Polishing brings out a high gloss, achieved by using super fine diamond discs and super fine powders.


Floor Before Restoration

Floor After Restoration

Floor Before Restoration
Floor After Restoration