See How This Natural Stone Shower was Transformed Thanks to Our Stone Sealing Service in New Canaan, CT
June 26, 2019
When these New Canaan residents first bought their home, they loved the natural stone shower in the property's master bathroom. The stone surfaces gave the shower a beautiful, sophisticated appearance. A few months after moving in, the couple realized white residue had been building up on the shower's walls. In fact, most of the shower's surfaces began looking dull and heavily discolored. Unfortunately, this wasn't the homeowner's only concern. Over time, the shower floor became stained and made the entire enclosure appear unsightly.
The homeowners tried several cleaning methods to get the shower back to its former freshness, but nothing seemed to work. No matter how hard they tried cleaning them, the stone surfaces seemed to get worse. Frustrated, the couple went online and searched for advice. Most websites explained these problems tend to happen when the stone isn't properly sealed. After a brief discussion, they concluded it was best to seek professional help. With this in mind, they searched for stone sealing professionals in New Canaan, CT
. They found our website in the top results. After watching some of the video testimonials left by satisfied customers, they decided to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
A few days later, we arrived at the customer's home to inspect the shower. We immediately noticed the color of the stone surfaces had faded. They looked dull and lifeless. The shower's walls were coated with limescale. This is a chalky mineral left behind when natural stone is exposed to hard water. Taking simple preventive measures ensures the surfaces remain at peak condition and the scale doesn't return, but it seemed like this shower's surfaces hadn't been properly sealed in months. Additionally, the floor was heavily stained. Both the tiles and grout lines were coated by a combination of soap scum and dirt.
After asking the clients when was the last time they had the shower's surfaces sealed, they explained that they had someone seal their surfaces two months ago. However, the floor showed signs of improper sealing methods. It was clear whoever sealed the floor had applied the wrong kind of sealant on the natural stone surfaces, leaving them unprotected.
Luckily, the damage wasn't severe. We assured the homeowners we could fully restore the shower with a stone sealing procedure. First, we would thoroughly clean the shower's floor and walls to restore their appearance. Second, we would coat the shower's surfaces with our proprietary sealant, Stone Armor, to keep them protected from harmful external agents. Feeling confident in our ability to restore the shower, the couple agreed to the service.
The next day we went back to the customer's home ready to perform the stone sealing service. We began by soaking the shower's surfaces with a pH-neutral stone-safe cleaner. This would help loosen up the lime scale, dirt, and soap scum in the shower. This cleaner is safe for tile and grout, and has been enhanced with an ingredient that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. Next, we used a high-speed scrubber to scrape the limescale from the walls and both the dirt and soap scum from the floor. We also came across some leftover residue from the sealant that had been previously applied to the shower's surfaces.
After we made the shower look impeccable, we coated its surfaces with our flagship sealant, Stone Armor. This is an impregnating sealant that's specially made to keep stone surfaces protected by making them resistant to water, stains, soap, mold, and mildew. It also enhances the overall beauty of natural stone tiles.
When we finished, we showed the clients the results. They were happy to see their beloved shower restored. We had completely recovered its elegant appearance, and they were very thankful for it. Additionally, their shower was now truly protected against harmful external agents. After thanking us again for a job well done, the homeowners assured us they would recommend our services.
The best way to ensure the shower remains in top condition is to give it proper maintenance. For this reason, we gave the couple some tips to help them preserve their shower's current state. First, we recommended cleaning once a week using a pH-neutral stone-safe cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. This cleaner won't etch natural stone nor eat away at the grout lines like most store-bought products. Second, we recommended using liquid soap as opposed to bar soap to prevent soap scum buildup. Third, we recommended sealing the shower's surfaces periodically to avoid severe damage and costly repairs.
When your natural stone has a run-down appearance, make sure to contact the most qualified experts in the field of hard surface restoration. Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County has all the necessary tools and expertise to offer high-quality cost-effective solutions to your problems. If you're in New Canaan or nearby areas, call us at (203) 702-4896
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