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This Honing and Polishing Service Worked Wonders for This Beautiful Travertine Floor in Chicago

June 02, 2017


An inviting home is essential if you want to entertain guests. Naturally, everyone wants their guests to be welcomed by pleasant spaces filled with comfort, coziness, and beauty. To achieve this feel, you need to take care of all the details that make up for the overall appearance of your house. Among these is our field of expertise, the floor. In this specific case, our client was satisfied with her décor and the atmosphere it created, but one finishing touch was missing to make her living room the perfect place to entertain: a perfectly clean and glossy floor. Her once beautiful travertine floor had been damaged mainly from heavy foot traffic from the frequent gatherings with family and friends, and her cleaning product of choice—a highly acidic common household cleaner that was less than suitable for the characteristics of travertine. She finally realized that it was about time to restore her living room floor by having it repaired by a reliable company that offered services of stone polishing in Chicago.

Before and After Picture of a Travertine Floor Honing and Polishing Service in Chicago
Our client found us by chance when a guest at one of her casual weekend gatherings with friends told her the complete story of how she was completely satisfied with her marble floor cleaning done by our technicians at Sir Grout Chicago: The recommender enjoyed entertaining, and was worried that her dull and scratched floors were very off-putting for her guests. With a quick search, she found our contact information on our Facebook page. After setting up a consultation, we went to her residence to evaluate the extent of the damage that had been worsening the state of her marble floor and determine the exact type of work that needed to be done.

Our client, too, after hearing about the success of this service, quickly resolved to get in touch with us, and called us as soon as she could to schedule a free, in-home quote. From the moment of the call, she was positive that her vision of a perfectly proper living room, conditioned for her guests, was going to be accomplished with our help.

When the scheduled day came, we quickly got to work and corroborated the need to perform a stone polishing job in several stages that would repair all the damage that had been done to her travertine floor. What homeowners usually do not realize is that, even though travertine is a very hard stone, several everyday activities can deteriorate it. Here are a few of the types of damage that travertine can suffer: the texture may get flaked (this makes the floor look aged), the surface can get etched (this takes away the smooth look), and the glossy finish can wear out (this makes it look dull or even dirty). Our client was one more homeowner who unknowingly disobeyed the recommended care tips.

Basically, stone polishing consists of several stages: honing, which grinds the floor's damaged surface spots with a low-grit diamond pad, polishing, which uses a high-grit pad to smooth out the floor, buffing, which gives the floor a glossy finish, and sealing, which protects the floor from wearing out. These stages ensure a perfect and lasting finish on all hard surfaces. Your floors will be good as new after the professional treatment we provide.

Even before the full process was completed, our client noticed the drastic change in her floor. The dull, etched, and old look of her floor had been reversed! She was delighted to see that the smooth, shiny appearance of her travertine was back, giving her living room the beautiful allure she wanted to have for her guests. She was completely satisfied with the results and grateful to our experts for doing such a perfect job. She said she would be happy to recommend us, just like her friend did to her, and grateful to have received such a professional service. On our part, we are happy and proud to offer our clients quality stone polishing services that they recommend to friends and family with the certainty that every experience will be satisfactory.

You can obtain excellent stone polishing services in Chicago and the surrounding area. If you want to know more, give us a call at (773) 661-6761, or find us on Facebook at Sir Grout Chicago, Twitter @SirGroutChicago, and Instagram @SirGrout. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you want to keep up to date about our products, services, and stone keeping tips!

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