A big, beautiful home in Stamford, Connecticut, had many qualities one looks for in a dream home. Surrounded by beautiful trees, the exterior was fresh and well maintained. Walking into the home, an expansive foyer with large stone tiles with small patterned black tiles greeted anyone that entered. Just like any home, this main area was subjected to high traffic, incurred many scratches, and became dull overtime losing its once-appealing glamour. The owners of the home attempted to solve the problem themselves by using abrasive cleaners that only made the problem worse. As a result, they considered replacing the floor which would have required demolition of the current floor. Luckily for them they called Sir Grout first. This post shows the Sir Grout technique for properly honing and polishing a stone surface to restore its original shine.
Let's rewind to the time before Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County was called to handle this job. The homeowners decided that something needed to be done to make the floor shiny again. The search began online – after looking through dozens of local Stamford stone polishing businesses, they chose Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County due to their substantial reviews and strong online presence and they seemed like a trustworthy company. They called in for a free evaluation, and soon the homeowners were on their way to solving the problem of the perpetual dull-looking floor.
Soon, the Sir Grout technicians arrived and were immediately greeted with the problem floor. The homeowners described the main problem – every time they cleaned the floor, it would look briefly clean but nothing would return the shine. Also, there appeared to be scratches all over the floor. First, the technicians asked how the couple cleaned their floor. It turned out they were using acidic cleaners on the stone tile. This was the problem: the acid was eating away at the seal and also damaging the stone. They would need to hone and polish the stone to return its former shine.
As you can see in the video at the top of this story, the experts at Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County used a vertical honing tool to gently peel back the layers of time. Then, they polished and resealed the stone surface. By removing the damaged surface, they were able to reveal the unblemished stone underneath. They gave it a semi-gloss finish at the request of the homeowners. The final result was a shiny, clean-looking foyer to greet guests and welcome the family every time they came back home. What a relief! The Stamford residents were so happy to see their floor brought back to its original beauty.
The technicians finished up with a reminder for the customer: always be careful what cleaner you use on your floor. If it's acidic, it will damage your floor! Also, another tip was to be careful to remove shoes at the entrance so as not to abrade the floor.
If you clean your floor but find it impossible to return the shine it once had, there's a good chance that you're using the wrong type of cleaner on your floor. Do not keep damaging your hard surfaces: this can lead to renovations, demolitions, and water damage in your home! It's better and cheaper to have regular maintenance performed by a professional. Contact Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County today at (203) 702-4896 to schedule a free evaluation on your hard surfaces today!
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