This Black Marble Floor Got a Superb Glossy Finish Thanks to a Professional Stone Polishing in Danbury, CT
April 24, 2017Every detail counts when choosing the perfect home out of the myriad options that are out there. This homeowner had been looking for the perfect apartment for weeks before she saw this beautiful and elegant place in Danbury, CT, that had a black marble floor. She thought it was a great opportunity and immediately bought the apartment, even though she knew it needed some restoration. She moved to the apartment right away and tried to fix some of the issues on her own. For example, she tried to revive the beautiful black marble floor by using a Mop & Glo type product since it was looking dull and run-down.
A few days after applying the product, she noticed that the stone floor had lost its luster again. Therefore, she decided to hire a professional to deal with the situation, just in case she had been accidentally worsening the floor's appearance with the use of incorrect cleaning products. The owner didn't know where to look for help, so she asked her neighbor, who recommended what she called a reliable stone polishing company in Danbury, CT – Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County. So, the client contacted us and scheduled a free, in-home quote.
The team arrived on the expected day to assess the floor, and they immediately identified the causes of the stone's current state. The technicians told the owner that the marble had been subjected to incorrect cleaning methods and products and that it needed to be deeply cleaned, honed, and polished. The client agreed with the diagnosis and arranged a second appointment for the team to carry out the service.
The crew came back on the day of the job and got down to work. They started the multi-stage procedure by thoroughly cleaning the surface to remove the old layer of wax and dirt on the marble. For this purpose, the team used Sir Grout's proprietary cleaner and a high-speed floor machine that scrubbed out even the most embedded grime. Once the stone was completely clean, the specialists began with the honing phase. The technicians used a low grit to hone the surface, removing all the etch marks and scratches, to which marble is highly vulnerable.
By then, the surface already looked clean and had a matte finish. However, the team knew that the owner was looking for a shiny finish. Therefore, they began buffing the stone with abrasive materials and buffing tools, until they achieved a mirror-like, glossy shine.
As soon as the crew finished, they let the homeowner in to show her the results. She was amazed by the floor's transformation! She said it had a charming and dazzling look; she knew it had potential, but the result of our work exceeded her expectations. She also said that she would recommend us to anybody in need of hard surface restoration services.
Before leaving, our stone specialists gave the owner some advice regarding the maintenance of the floor. They highly recommended not to use Mop & Glo type products again, as they leave a waxy residue on the floor that attracts dirt like flypaper, resulting in grime buildup. Instead, they recommended soapless cleaning products to maintain the stone floor. The team also suggested to keep the surface as dry as possible by removing all spills as soon as they occur since this will prevent liquid from seeping into the stone, which might result in etch marks and stains.
Do you want to give your stone surfaces a mirror shine? Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's certified professionals in stone surface restoration can make it happen with a honing and polishing service. For further information, fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page or call (203) 702-4896.
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