Smart, if you’re not familiar
with engineered stone be careful. If you hone it, it’s not like honing
marble or granite. I recommend the diamond from Alpha that are designed for
engineered stone. you normally start at a 500 grit or higher, note the stone is
not damaged in most cases , it is the resin that is used to hold the stone
together that is usually damaged, unless there is a quartz pop out or these is
what is called resin pooling.
Most of the engineered stones do
not have the deep shine we are use to seeing in granite and marble. There are
some process I can give you to try should you elect to try and fix the problem.
Most engineered stone comes with
a warranty from the manufacturer and the customer should contact the company
they purchased the top from to see if there is any warranty on it .
If not and you want to try
fixing it call me, we can review some simple processes
John E. Freitag
The Stone and Tile School
John, I’m not sure if it is a true marble. I think it
might be engineered for a couple of reasons:
The manufacture referees to the stone as cream.
The stone has a fiber glass mesh glued to the underside.
The stone has a finish similar to Corian.
The finish looks like it was sanded and then finished with a
The finish has very little clarity or reflection.
The etch marks are isolated to areas approximately 1/4 “
in diameter all over the surface, If it was a true marble and was sprayed
wouldn’t the etch marks be much larger especially with a wiping motion.
Vanity, marble top, sink, faucets and free shipping for less
I called the manufacture and left a message, but they have not
returned my call. I’m not familiar with engineered stone and I
don’t want to get over my head.
Are you sure this is a marble
surface??? I looked at the countertop on the attached link and this looks very
similar to an engineered stone. if this is an engineered stone it may not be an
etch mark but marks left from other products that attacked the resins in the
If this is a marble you can
probably achieve the finish using a honing powder to blend the finishes.
looked at a vanity purchased from Max Furniture http://www.maxfurniture.com/Quick+Ship+Vanities+Click+Here/3340/147-114-5221.asp
. About a week after installing the vanity one of the family cleaned the vanity
top with an unknown product that left multiple etch marks on the surface.
I’ve polished marble floors but not a vanity top. The top doesn’t
have a marble like finish, the finish is similar to polished Corian. How do you
polish the joint where the back-splash and vanity top joins ? Will a felt pad
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