All texture and carving samples and color swatches are submitted as representative of the product. Take two of the smaller wood lengths you cut earlier and screw them into the wall, securing firmly. Apply construction adhesive to the top edge of the mantel leg and secure it. Apply construction adhesive to the top of the breast plate and set mantel shelf on top.

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Our hand-crafted mantels are expertly carved by skilled tradesman in pure, natural marble. Marble is easy to maintain and clean while being resistant to scratches making it the perfect medium for your fireplace surround. Center this dimension on the firebox and mark each side as a guide for the outside of each leg. These pieces will need to match up with the pieces at the back of the mantel leg. Remove, apply construction adhesive to the back of each leg and secure to the wall.

Our hand-crafted mantels are expertly carved by skilled tradesman in pure, natural marble. Marble is easy to maintain and clean while being resistant to scratches making it the perfect medium for your fireplace surround.

Center this dimension on the firebox and mark each side as a guide for the outside of each leg. These pieces will need to match up with the pieces at the back of the mantel leg. Remove, apply construction adhesive to the back of each leg and secure to the wall. All texture and carving samples and color swatches are submitted as representative of the product. Take two of the smaller wood lengths you cut earlier and screw them into the wall, securing firmly. Apply construction adhesive to the top edge of the mantel leg and secure it. Apply construction adhesive to the top of the breast plate and set mantel shelf on top.

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These can be caused by furniture been dragged across your floor tiles, or from grit present on the floor or vernal wear and tear. This process can also be used to remove acid etch marks or dull spots in your marble floor, tables or worktops. The colour may not be back the same as your other tiles at this point so a colour enhancer my be required.

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This is where we purchase a lot of our polishing pads and equipment. Even if the marble tiles have been correctly protected, they are still sensitive to acid and similar harsh chemicals.

The only way to remove scratches is to cut pasted the damage, sand the tile smooth away and then sand or polishes the tile to the correct grit to achieve the same finish as your current marble or travertine tiles. These dull stains are caused by acid drinks like orange juice or wine that burn tiny pin pricks into your natural stone tiles and leave the effected area looking dull.

They also do a professional range of diamond pads tiler and people who have a hand polishing manchine. Unfortunately there is no way to prevent marble tiles from acid etching. Also due to its honey comb structure, travertine can become pitted, holes can appear and even tiles can crack. Often drink spills, incorrect cleaning products and general wear and tear can leave the tables with a very patchy appearance.

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On top of deciding what style suits you and your family best, cost, labor and maintenance make it even more confusing. Consider what you’d like to spend so you have a better idea of your options. And, of course, the more difficult the installation, the higher the cost.

Marble should always be sealed and is fairly easy to clean. Incorporate it with a stacked stone look, or apply it as slate tile for clean lines. It stands as one of the most durable materials aside from granite.

A truly beautiful natural stone with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from. Granite is just as suitable for application in a farmhouse as well as in contemporary home. The advances in modern granite fabrication have also rendered granite to be an affordable luxury. Whether it’s in all white or richly textured caramel, quartzite can add a sense of cool modernity or natural warmth. But this was also when it did most of the legwork when it came to cooking. Whether you prefer to lounge poolside or dip your toes before diving in, our images are sure to have you dreaming of the gorgeous waters of these pools.

To help, we’ve broken down the long list of stone fireplace ideas to help you choose the right stone for your home. It’s been used for centuries in palaces, temples, and for sculptures.

The surface of the stone can be polished or honed for a more formal look. The finished products resulting from using granite are versatile, ranging from an unassuming elegance to a bold “look at me” statement. Granite requires sealing, but should stand up to almost anything. Travertine wears very similar to limestone and marble as far as composition. Just like in the kitchen or bath, a quartzite fireplace surround adds drama.

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Quartzite offers a very “finished,” often formal look, but it also conveys a sense of timeless luxury.

Today’s fireplace is far more aesthetic than it is functional, and the materials it’s made of are as diverse as the owners of the home itself. And no matter what your style preference, there’s a material to help you reflect your unique personality.

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The main reason for not being able to polish out scratches on the surface of the marble is also due to the fact that marble is polished using industrial diamond tip machinery which cannot be taken on site if the fireplace is installed in a home. If any liquid is able to penetrate the marble, then it is very difficult to remove the staining once it has happened.

Red wine is an alkaline which can easily stain materials such as marble, and for that reason it is important to always make sure that wineglasses and never kept on the surface of the mantle of your fireplace (this is a common mistake as fireplace mantles are the perfect height to rest a drink on). In most circumstances the simple three steps mentioned above should be all it takes to clean a regular marble fireplace.

Although marble is the same material throughout the entire slab, it is not possible to sand-down (or rectify) a specific area that has been scratched or chipped. Wipe the surface of the marble fireplace using a damp cloth with warm water.

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Get the modernized look you want with a granite veneer over bricks, a marble wall surrounding the fireplace, or a tile hearth floor. Or choose from a wide selection of natural stone laminates and veneers. Get a natural stone hearth slab crafted to fit perfectly in front of your fireplace. We also offer radius work for corners and edges, including bullnose, beveled or chiseled. Add a natural stone mantel shelf above your fireplace or anywhere in your home.

Handcrafted and hand polished, our fireplace stonework makes an elegant addition to any home. Request a free quote on stonework for your fireplace and receive a fast estimate. Our fabricators will cut the stone slab of your choice into any shape.

We can create a fireplace mantel shelf and additional matching stone shelves, window ledges or a coffee table from the same stone to tie the room together. Like granite, marble is best cleaned with a soft cloth or sponge rather than abrasive scrubbers, brushes, or cleaning chemicals.


After sanding, polish the surface with a commercial marble polish according to the manufacturer’s directions. If the scratch does not disappear with these minor fixes then the scratch may be too deep and you will need to contact a stone care professional to sand out the scratch. Any major refinishing or repairs to your marble should be done by a professional. The boyfriend thought he wouod help clean the extra grout by using a razor blade.

Chemical spray left etching marks on tile that seem smooth to the touch.

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The dark emprerador marble on our kitchen bar is not what we expected.

If you have marble that becomes scratched, you can gently sand with a very fine-grained sandpaper. You can also try buffing the surface lightly with dry #000 steel wool.

In addition, you can remove dull spots or small scratches by using a tin dioxide or polishing powder.

Professionals use diamond pads, buffer pads, felt pads and chemical polishers to polish the surface of the stone. Our painter and the contractor say the marble looks flawed.

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Stick to just one small test area at first and sand evenly so you don’t get depressions. This way you will readily notice a change in the color and density of the stain. If it has a shiny polish, then you should hold off on the sandpaper routine. Once you’ve gone over the entire surface with the brushes and a small test area with the sandpaper, mix up a spray bottle of one part bleach (sodium hypochlorite) with 4 parts water. Bleach will etch the marble, which you don’t want if in normal good condition, but not a worry in the early phase of restoration. I think you’ll see some positive results from this, but it will be an extensive project. So, you may need to hire a pro if ultimately you want a shiny polished finish. You may need to sand the marble with 120, 240, 400 grit metal sand paper to remove the stained marble and then smooth out again.

The extra strength magic eraser takes it out with no effort and no ill effects! Probably not as obvious as the burn, but unless the burn is very light it will be difficult to restore it to its previous condition. For polished: use 0000 grade steel wool on the burn mark and see if you can get more off. If this doesn’t get it all, then you should call a pro if you want the to truly restore the area.

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Start with the 400 and go to the more coarse grits if you need to go deeper. But no guarantees on this since you will likely remove too much marble creating a surface that is too “un-finished” for the marble paste, although you may get lucky! A polished marble finish will be more tricky to deal with, since chemicals like bleach which could help clean the area will also etch (dull) the area. If a honed finish you can sand it out using 240 or 400 grit metal sand paper. It won’t be nearly as noticeable as a char stain, but it will have a dull spot. Can you advise on why this might occur and how we can prevent this from recurring, and/or clean it?

I don’t know if you are new to marble cleaning, but you should use only products safe for cleaning marble. And there is nothing you can do to prevent it except avoid contact with acids, which is impossible in a kitchen.

The hardwood sealant got on the bottom part of the marble fireplace. Be careful with both of these solvents because they will damage the hardwood finish. A typical modern impregnating sealer will not do this, but there are topical waxes and acrylics, etc. Just creates additional maintenance issues and can cause structural problems for the stone. They absorb into the stone and work below the surface allowing the stone to breath. The great thing about marble and natural stone in general is that it can almost always be repaired or restored to look brand new. Contact some stone warehouses and fabricators first for a recommendation.

Now it has large brown discolouration patches that seem to go right through the marble.

The fireplace is currently detached from the wall, so i can get to the back of it, if that is necessary. Marble stains and/or stains in any stone are rarely permanent and can be removed using a cheap and easy process. The catch with oil stains (and all marble stains) is that they cannot be cleaned with standard spray and scrub methods and the required procedure changes or depends on what actually did the staining. This is called “etching” and occurs upon contact with acidic foods and drinks (soda, coffee, wine, juice) and harsh cleaning products.

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A too acidic or too alkaline substance will etch the marble leaving a dull and often lighter colored spot that creates a lot of confusion and frustration for homeowners when cleaning marble. Honed marble requires a different procedure, but your is polished, so use the paste and use coasters from now on to avoid contact with acids. We did not notice that the bottom of the pumpkin had rotted and taken off the finish, leaving a cloudy stain, that is rough. Based on your description you actually have corrosive damage called “etching” from the rotting pumpkin and not a stain. Anything too acidic or alkaline will chemically react with the marble eating into and destroying the smooth and/or shiny marble surface until the more dull and rough raw marble is exposed. Now, most etching is mild to moderate leaving dull, lighter-colored and sometimes “cloudy” spots that are still smooth.

A poultice is a paste made of a particular chemical and an absorbent powder like baby powder, talc, baking soda or even paper towels can be used. Let it sit 24-48 hours, then remove the plastic, but don’t disturb the poultice. So, let it dry for another day or so and scrape the poultice off the marble with your wooden/plastic spatula. If its really bad you’ll need to hire a professional to re-polish the area. Now, there may be a good reason, but the only remedy to remove burned marble is to remove the marble that is damaged.

Burns are physical damage to the stone, so you can’t poultice them out. You may find a “marble polish” at your local hardware store, but typically not the right kind.

Use the brushes to dry scrub the entire surface, but especially the smoke stained areas to remove surface particulates. Start with the finer paper until you are comfortable with how much it removes, then use the coarse if you think necessary and prudent. Pick an area (maybe right in the middle there) where you can work in the middle of a stain, but not the whole stain. Spray the test area and scrub the solution into the marble with the brushes.

Use another spray bottle with plain water to rinse the area and wipe dry with a clean cloth. It has stains from cooking oil that spilled and heat from fire has made it burn in. The methods you might use cleaning marble fireplaces this stained/dirty vary depending on if the marble is polished/shiny or honed (non-reflective, matte finish). You can’t be as aggressive when trying to protect or maintain the polished finish, thus may not get the stains out. If stains are old and deep then even repeated scrubbing with bleach solution (or the mold/mildew remover)may not get it all clean. But that’s expensive and long-term it will be easier to keep these clean if not polished so you can bleach/sand soot, etc. If the marble is honed (matte finish), then it is easier to handle on your own likely with satisfactory results. Sanding a honed marble finish is not a problem, but this will definitely destroy the polish. Your only other option is to all in a marble maintenance professional to remove the char stain and re-polish the marble so no blemish remains. Well, marble can take a lot of heat, but yes it can be charred and/or damaged by excessive heat or flames.

The first thing you need to do is to clean off anything on the surface. Most common brand-name cleaners will etch (dull and discolor) marble .

So, if after cleaning marble you still see discoloration, the marble finish has been damaged (basically the same result as etching). So, you’ll need a pro to grind away the damaged marble and then re-polish the area. Pour some acetone on the stained area and let it soak for 10 minutes then use an old rag to wipe off. You may have to just soak the rag in the solvent and then work the stain so you can keep the solvent off the wood. Acetone is commonly used to clean all gunk and goo off stone after a new installation. Bottom of fireplace stones are yellowed and smooth, white stones throughout are rough and not discolored.

You should never apply a topical coating to marble or any stone. Have a few come take a look, interview them about their experience, get references, ask what they think the problem is and get a bid.

The house had rising damp and it seems that for decades the damp has been infiltrating the marble, taking the soot from the back of the fireplace with it. I have tried poultice with undiluted bleach which doesn’t do much, and also lightly sanding it doesn’t make any difference as the stain goes through the marble. So, you best option may be to replace the damaged piece if possible and then restore the rest that is less damaged. Is there anything we can do to get the shine back and remove the cloudy stain? Many foods and drinks are acidic enough to cause this damage and decaying organic matter will likely do so too. The longer the exposure to a damaging substance the deeper and more severe the etching will be. Basically , at a certain point the marble surface will need to be ground down and refinished. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell for certain when the etching damage can only be repaired by a professional. It can sometimes fully restore somewhat severe etching, but it may take several applications. The type of substance that stained the marble determines which chemical to make the paste with, but the same powder can be used for any type stain.

Cover the poultice with clear plastic wrap from your kitchen and seal it all around with masking tape. The required chemical attacks the dye and as the poultice dries, it sucks up the stain. It sounds like the marble fire surround was just recently stained, so you have an excellent chance of completely removing the stain.

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I purchased disposable foam & bristle brushes and simply painted thin layers over the existing brown/brass fireplace surround. I love how the black looks against the newly painted white fireplace. We are planning to install a pellet stove insert at some point so in the meantime, this solved the issue of the old brass and brown paint. It’s funny b/c brass is actually “in” right now but more of an updated/modern brass. We don’t have a latch on ours, the doors open and close kind of like a bifold door so they don’t hook on anything. I applied one light coat but the next day it was rubbing off on my fingers like soot. It took a few coats though and 2 years later it still looks great!

My husband tried painting our tailgating grill with an automotive high heat paint & it’s peeling.

It’s important to have balance, especially in our full house!

This room was often like sitting in a time warp due to the brass on the fireplace surround. I think the black against the fresh white paint looks beautiful and clean. We have been wanting to re paint our woodstove with this but were wondering about the fumes. The other half is the need to replace the screen and brass window-doors – so over it after 27 years.

Good luck and send over a picture when you get it finished! I am going to use sandpaper more aggressively and then try stove paint.

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This pack consists of a sandpaper type material which you need to scrub the affected area with. It does feel at times like you might be making the area worse by scrubbing and scratching with the product but this is the way to restore it as you are gently etching the top layer of marble off the sink. Instructions were unclear and now it has left my table with scratches all over it.

Yields: polishing powder dose for restore 1 sqm diamond plates 3 sqm on medium hardness marble.

I thought it was just lumps of powder at fist & tried to dissolve them. Imagine rubbing builders sand into your prepared marble top & you get the idea how bad this powder was. This does need a lot of elbow grease and didn’t cure the problem totally but made it much better. It required alot of ‘elbow grease’ but restored my marble sink admirably. Amazon allows this product to be sold and will be challenging them to remove this product.

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Because marble is a soft stone, it is vulnerable, so it is best to properly maintain and clean it. Honed is generally the type of marble you find on the floor and polished is likely what your fireplace and trim is made of. To restore the look of your fireplace, you’ll want to plan ahead and choose your cleaning materials carefully. Next, either use your mild detergent undiluted on your cloth or mix it in with the warm water. Start at the bottom and work upwards on a fireplace to evade streaking.

Dry the area you’ve cleaned with an absorbent cloth like a chamois or shammy. Oil, grease or fat stains – mix whiting with acetone (keep away from fire) or mineral spirits. Wait 12 to 24 hours, depending on the intensity of the stain, before scraping the paste off with a damp wooden or plastic spatula. If you’ve gotten rid of the stain, wipe it clean with a cloth and wax the marble if you would like.

Dampen the clean marble, sprinkle the powder onto it lightly and then rub enthusiastically in overlapping circles using a cloth or electric buffer.

Polished marble scratches much easier than honed does and needs to be treated gently. You’ll want to avoid leaving a film behind, so change your rinse water out often. Make sure you have dried the surface entirely and cleaned it well before you begin. Let it harden for about 15 minutes before buffing it until it is shiny with a fresh cloth or an electric buffer. Smoke stains – mix a paste made of baking soda and liquid laundry bleach. Organic stains – mix whiting with 20 percent hydrogen peroxide solution.

Enclose that with plastic wrap, sticking down the edges with masking tape to keep it from drying up. Avoid using a metal spatula to lessen the risk of scratching. When you’ve restored the gloss, wipe the surface down with a wet cloth, dry it, and wax if desired.

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This widely used building material is much more porous than granite, with some slabs boasting of strong graining features where the minerals tend to be different. As this stone is more porous and fragile than other flooring materials, it requires higher levels of maintenance and is also prone to accidental scratching and staining; which ends up diminishing the aesthetics of its shiny surface. While the deeply embedded scratches on marble tiles are difficult to remove by simple methods, the shallower ones can be improved upon with ease. It’s best to use specialized stain cleaning agents to get rid of any unsightly marks on your marble countertop, flooring and / or tiles. Well polished marble is basically a super-fine scratched top surface that appears to be totally mark-free’.

Shake your polish well and apply an appropriate amount to a clean hand buffing pad. Apply the polish onto the entire marble surface and let it air-dry.

Once dry, the polish serves as a super-fine abrasive, which when rubbed briskly in a circular motion (often with the power buffer), ends up acting like tiny sandpaper. You may use distilled or soft water for washing off any residue. Does the spot have a different coloration after being wiped off? If you are planning to place decorative pieces on top of the marble, then it is best to rest the same on felt or rubber pads. Last but not the least, always use the raw side of well tanned leather to effectively polish fine marble as in ancient times.

Here, grains or veins add the much needed look and increase the overall worth of marble. Take a look at some simple steps that help you remove those unappealing stains. At the very onset, you need to wipe the marble surface clean and remove the last traces of any dirt or grit.

This act of polishing goes a long way in transforming the bigger scratches into smaller ones and making them look less conspicuous than before. Remember, small traces of steel bits remaining on the surface of marble can rust and get embedded in the layers below. You may like to hand buff it a bit before going ahead with the next step.

The result on hand will be a shiny area with improved marble appearance. To prevent any streaks or ruin the appearance of the marble, let it dry thoroughly before using again. To test whether you need to go about the task of resealing, pour a quarter size area of water on the marble surface and wait for about 20 minutes. It’s good to use a sealant that is specifically marketed for marble surfaces and promises to keep further stains and scratches at bay. Regular dusting is a smart way of alleviating the fear of scratches. As marble is very chemically sensitive, it is crucial to use high quality products that do not aggravate its texture in any way.

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Another thing to know about marble polishing is “less is more”. Water is merely the medium that allows a buffer to distribute the tin oxide over the marble’s surface creating the shine. If you buy a branded polishing powder you will likely pay more than buying pure tin oxide powder. Work the powder into the stone by using measured circular motions with either a clean, slightly damp cloth or with a polishing pad on an orbital buffer.

What a polishing powder consists of are very fine abrasive grains that when applied through buffing create a high gloss.

Depending on the surface condition of your marble, a single application polishing may not be enough to get the highest gloss on the first pass. It should be noted that exposure to tin oxide can result in mild irritation to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes and may also lead to pulmonary problems if inhaled so rubber gloves should be worn when using this to polish marble. At least buying the pure powder direct you are not subjected to possible fillers often undisclosed on the labels of branded products. For best results, apply powder only to the dull area and not over the entire surface. Take an ordinary household spray bottle and lightly mist the powder with water. The reason for “misting” is you want to lightly dampen the tin oxide (it won’t dissolve anyway as noted above) and not blast it all over your marble’s surface. When the desired level of shine has been achieved, wipe dry and you’re done.

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I do plan to one day replace the entire fireplace surround – but not now.

One piece above fireplace opening, one on each side, one below, and one big on on the floor as the hearth. I do plan to one day replace the entire fireplace surround – but not now. During this summer we have noticed that on days when the sun is beating down on the side of the house where our gas fireplace is that it seems to smell from the fireplace.


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