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Marble Floor in Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood Gets a Glossy Shine After a Stone Polishing

July 18, 2016


When you first move into a new home, the anticipation can cause some serious anxiety. However, you put your heart into this great experience and try to enjoy the new scenery. This homeowner was no exception she moved into this condo with marble floors for a new beginning. The floor was the most outstanding feature of the apartment, but it was dirty and worn down. Therefore, she began the journey of reviving the floor by doing a deep cleaning. Nevertheless, the floor kept the same dirty and dull look. She immediately considered having to replace the floor, a thought which deeply concerned her.

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Her stress levels increased as she couldn't stop thinking of the expensive remodel. She mentioned the issue to one of her new neighbors, who recommended a professional inspection to evaluate the state of the floor. The neighbor tried to calm her down by saying that there might be a less expensive solution. The customer found Sir Grout Chicago while looking for a residential Lakeview stone polishing company. She scheduled a free in-home inspection to get their opinion, but her hopes were not very high.

People can misconceive marble as a material that does not require any maintenance after installation. Nothing could be further from the truth, since its porous surface requires periodic professional maintenance. Even though it is a hard surface, incorrect cleaning methods and products and heavy foot traffic can deteriorate and damage stone. It was logical to think that the marble floor had been subjected to the wrong treatment methods. It was severely scratched and dull.

Our specialists arrived at the customer's home and performed the arranged inspection. They noticed that marble tiles had been neglected for a long time, allowing grime to build up. They also noticed the effects of heavy foot traffic on the badly scratched marble, but they assured the homeowner that the floor replacement was not necessary. The team told the homeowner that it was only necessary to polish, clean, and seal the stone.

As this marble floor was significantly scratched, our trained professionals started with a combination of abrasives and 50 grit diamond pads to eliminate all the roughness from the stone surface. Once the scratches disappeared, they were able to use diamond pads of higher grit until they obtained a high polish finish. After, they cleaned the floor with pH-neutral, stone-safe products, applied with a fast yet gentle scrubber. They finished the service by applying a stone sealant on the marble tiles to help prevent permeation of dirt and stains.

When the experts finished the service, the marble floor was truly shiny with a glossy finish. The homeowner was very happy with the results. She thanked the crew, as she now felt more confident and comfortable in her new home.

After having your stone surfaces sealed, it is necessary to take some things into consideration to maintain its new appearance. One of the first things to do is to keep the surface as dry as possible. It is necessary to frequently clean the surface and use doormats to lower the risk of scratching the floor by walking over dirt. Another great tip is to try to avoid spills. If a spill does occur, it needs to be cleaned before the stain can settle in.

Every hard surface requires maintenance, and marble isn't the exception. Therefore, experts recommend sealing stone surfaces every one to two years. However, it's important to regularly test the state of the sealant by pouring a drop of liquid on the surface. If the liquid stays on the surface, the sealant is ok. But if the stone absorbs it, then it needs to be sealed as soon as possible. Whenever a stone is left unsealed, it can easily become etched and dull, making it necessary to hire a polishing service.

If your hard surfaces need a stone polishing service, Sir Grout Chicago is the best choice for you. Call us at (773) 661-6761 or fill out the form bellow. Find us on Facebook at Sir Grout Chicago, on Twitter @SirGroutChicago, and Instagram @SirGrout. Our specialists look forward to assisting you.

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