See How This Homeowner's Marble Floor in New Milford Went from Shabby to Spotless Thanks to a Grout Cleaning
September 29, 2017For many reasons, natural stone is a very popular option for home décor. It is durable and can withstand years of use in high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. It also is unique for no two natural stones are exactly alike. But no matter how durable stone surfaces can be, they still need to be taken care of and maintained. Though some stones are more resistant than others, they all erode over time, turning your hard surfaces into an unsightly scene.
This homeowner's stone of choice was marble. She loved the look of marble on her floor. In fact, that was the reason she bought her house in New Milford, CT. She not only loved the stone, but also the hexagon pattern of the marble tiles. At first, it looked elegant and sophisticated, but after years of being exposed to heavy foot traffic and dirt, it had become dull and had dingy grout lines. The homeowner knew she had to find a way to get her floor to regain its shine, but she didn't know where to start. She browsed the web for companies that offer grout cleaning in New Milford and found Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County among the top results.
The woman decided to visit our website and do some research. She read some of our blog posts and our testimonial section. As she read, her confidence in our company grew, and she figured there was no harm in scheduling an in-home consultation. After all, it was free. The homeowner set a day and time for our team of hard surface specialists to stop by and take a look at her floor.
On the day of the evaluation, our experts arrived at the owner's home. She showed us the marble floor right away. At first glance, it was drab and dirty. However, the specialists' expertise also revealed the causes of the damage, which included incorrect cleaning products and techniques. They told the homeowner that the first thing the surface needed was a deep clean. Then, they would need to repair the grout and seal the surface to prevent future damage. The owner agreed, and we scheduled an appointment to get started.
A few days later, our team of professionals returned and began cleaning the floor thoroughly with a combination of stone-safe cleaning products and a high-speed scrubbing machine, which removed all the grime from the surface. We also used vapor steam cleaning to remove the most stubborn grime.
Grout has a high level of porosity, which makes it prone to absorbing pretty much any liquid from oil to acidic solutions and everything in between. Its permeability also makes it vulnerable to stains, grime buildup, discoloration, drying, cracks, chipping, crumbling, and even tile detachment. That is why the specialists decided to use ColorSeal, our top-notch grout sealant, which is designed to protect grout against spills and dirt penetration.
ColorSeal also refreshes grout lines, making them look brand new. Even after a deep clean, it is possible that the grout won't regained its original color. However, applying ColorSeal to the grout allows us to give it a uniform color of our customers' choice. As you can see in the pictures, this hexagon-patterned marble floor is very elaborate. As a result, it was necessary to perform this stage of the procedure very carefully to keep from staining the marble tiles.
Once the experts finished the arduous task, they applied a layer of sealant to the tiles and buffed the surface so it regained the sheen and attractive appearance from years ago. When our experts had finished, they invited the homeowner to see the results. She was elated. She said the floor looked even better than when she bought the house.
Our team of experts recommended her to periodically clean it with a stone-safe, soap-less, pH-neutral cleaner to keep grime from accumulating. They also suggested using a damp mop to remove the dirt from the floor to avoid flooding the surface. The team then advised the client to check the sealant on a regular basis to make sure it's properly working. Our team explained that she can do this by placing some drops of water on the grout line. If it beads, that means the sealant is working properly. If it's absorbed, she must have a new layer of sealant applied.
If it's time to restore your hard surfaces in the Fairfield and Litchfield County area, do not hesitate to give us a call at (203) 702-4896 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page.
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