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How to repair a striped granite tile

Granite is an excellent choice as a floor tile because it is one of the hardest stones available. Other stones, such as marble and steatite, will not damage granite, but pieces of glass driven by pedestrian traffic. Performing a surface repair by polishing the stone is a difficult job that should be done by a professional, as improper technique can cause more damage than existing ones. For small scratches, however, you can try to repair it yourself.

Step 1 – Examine the stone

Check that the mark is actually a scratch rather than an imperfection of the stone. Examine the striped floor tiles from different angles in the light of the sun to see the extent of the scratch. If there are a number of marks and imperfections, it may be time to call in a professional to seal and polish the slab for you. Do not try to polish yourself, you could create a lump in the tile or surface, which could permanently damage it.

Step 2 – Clean the tiles

Spray stone cleaner that does not rinse on the tile and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Use a microfiber dust pad to clean it, then dry it.

Step 3 – Polishing Surface