Stone Floor in Trumbull, CT Is Brought Back to Its Natural Beauty after a Professional Grout Cleaning
October 17, 2017Installing a rustic tiled floor in the kitchen was a bold move for this homeowner in Trumbull, Connecticut. Rustic kitchens are gorgeous when done right, and every design decision this resident took added to the room's harmony and originality. The white cabinets, brick pillars, dark blue walls, wide glass doors, and rustic stone tiles the homeowner chose were a perfect match for each other. For someone who had never decorated a room by herself before, she was really proud of her work.
However, years of daily wear and tear started to affect the kitchenware and surfaces of the room. The grout around the rustic tiles started to darken and the tiles themselves were filled with sticky stains and dark spots that wouldn't easily come out. Above all, the homeowner wanted to get rid of the black stains in the grout and restore the tiles' natural beauty. She had tried several times to scrub and remove the grime out of the grout by herself, but it only remained clean for a few days before darkening again. Realizing there was no point in continuing to try, she decided to leave the job in the hands of a professional and reputable stone cleaning company in Trumbull, CT.
The problem was that she didn't know of any companies nearby that offered professional grout cleaning for her type of stone. Fortunately, a quick search online for grout restoration services in Trumbull revealed Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County. On our website, she read about our services and previous jobs in the area, and one particular grout recoloring job we had done a few months prior caught her eye. She thought that was exactly what she needed to get rid of grout stains for good! The homeowner filled out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an appointment with our experts to examine the surface and determine what services were needed to restore it.
We then went to Trumbull, met the homeowner, and let her explain the situation to us. From what we could tell from our on-site inspection, dirt had gotten into the grout lines, making it really hard to remove using domestic cleaning methods. The tiles also needed professional cleaning to regain a brighter, more appealing look.
On tiled floors like this one, where tiles have uneven edges and the grout lines are a little wider than usual, stains and darkened spots tend to stand out a lot. Even after cleaning every inch of the grout, it is extremely difficult to make it look the same color and to keep it that way for a long time. That is why we suggested ColorSeal—our thick, water-based, acrylic sealer that makes grout resistant to external agents while painting it any color the client wants. We recommended a ColorSeal procedure as well as our usual cleaning to the homeowner to ensure that the surfaces wouldn't ever get that soiled again. She accepted at once!
Our team returned to her home a few days later with all the necessary equipment to repair the surface. First, we moved all the furniture from the kitchen to prevent damage. Then we started cleaning using Sir Grout's proprietary, non-toxic, soap-less cleaner. After cleaning, we let it sit for a few minutes to emulsify the grime before scrubbing the tiles and grout until all the dirt was gone. As we progressed, we noticed how the stone tiles began to regain their original, natural, and resplendent shine.
Once the entire surface was clean, we proceeded with our ColorSeal procedure. Our hard surface restorers carefully applied the product on each grout line, making sure no part was left behind. The great thing about ColorSeal is that it uniformly recolors the grout and makes it resistant to stains, water, mold, and mildew. In other words, it works like a high-quality sealant that prevents grout from darkening again. No more dirty water seeping into grout pores!
It takes plenty of patience and skill to recolor grout on tiles with uneven edges like this one, but our team was up for the task and completed it beautifully! Dry time for ColorSeal is relatively short—we can walk on it after 10 to 12 minutes. However, it takes 48 hours to fully cure, so we advised the Trumbull resident to keep the floor dry for two days to ensure the best results. We also recommended that she clean the floor at least once a week with a pH-neutral, soap-less cleaner because it does not remove the sealant or leave a sticky residue that can trap dirt. Our client was over the moon with her new kitchen floor. To her, the kitchen looked exactly like it did when she remodeled it several years ago. "Love it ... looks like new," she told us.
As you can see, grout can make a huge difference when it comes to reviving an old room's appearance. If you are looking to revamp any space at home or on a commercial property, a grout cleaning and recoloring procedure might be just the service for you! Call us at (203) 702-4896 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule a free, in-home or in-office consultation with our team today! We provide the best hard surface restoration services in the area—from stone honing and cleaning to grout and tile cleaning and sealing. If you want to keep up to date on our promotions subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates from Sir Grout directly in your inbox.
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