Stone is a perfect choice if you want durable and beautiful surfaces. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to apply incorrect cleaning products and techniques for stone maintenance. This homeowner used to travel a lot due to work and hadn't noticed that her tumbled marble floor was looking dirty and stained. She took notice of it while doing a deep clean in her home, since she had to move a heavy cupboard that had been against the wall for years. She was accustomed to cleaning the space under the cupboard without moving it due to its weight and her available time.
She was shocked by how different the floor was under the heavy object. The stone was dingy, and the crevices in the marble and grout lines had gained a brownish color that gave the surface an unappealing look. In that very moment, she decided to have it cleaned. Therefore, she went online to look for a professional company, as she didn't know where else to look for such a service. The homeowner then browsed the web looking for a Chicago stone cleaning company and found Sir Grout Chicago among the top results, so she contacted our company and scheduled a free, in-home quote.
The homeowner kindly greeted our team of professionals on the scheduled day and showed them the floor. Their expert eyes caught everything that was wrong with the floor, and they immediately determined the causes and the possible solutions. As you can see in the video above, tumbled marble can accumulate a lot of grime in its crevices, making it necessary to apply professional techniques to remove all the dirt and restore the stone's original appearance. Knowing this, the experts told the owner that it was necessary to deep clean the stone and grout lines, ColorSeal the grout lines, and seal the stone tiles.
Our technicians began the service as soon as they returned to the customer's home a few days later. They began by cleaning the surface with a combination of stone-safe, soap-less products and a high-speed scrubber that removed the dirt from all the tiles' pitted areas and from the grout lines. The difference was huge; the floor already looked different. However, it was necessary to recolor the grout lines to achieve the best possible results. With this in mind, the specialists began to carefully apply ColorSeal all along the grout lines. Also, they sealed the stone tiles to prevent grime and spills from settling into the stone.
ColorSeal is our proprietary sealant. It is a modern, highly effective product, which is especially designed for sealing grout lines. This innovative product seals grout pores and creates a shield against mold, mildew, dirt, and liquids. If correctly applied and maintained, it can last as long as the grout itself. Moreover, ColorSeal comes in different colors, so homeowners can choose the one that best matches the tiles.
As soon as the team finished their job, they called the homeowner in to show her the results. She was very happy with what the team had achieved. She said that it looked better than when it was installed years ago and thanked the crew with a handshake. Also, she said that she was going to recommend our work to everyone she knew.
Before leaving the house, our team gave the owner some recommendations for the maintenance of the floor. They suggested to keep the surface as dry as possible. They also said that it was important to clean the surface, especially this kind of marble, on a regular basis. They asserted that tumbled marble is prone to accumulate dirt in its crevices, which is why it would be helpful to occasionally use a floor scrubber and stone-safe, soap-less cleaning products. Furthermore, they recommended to regularly check the state of the sealant by placing some drops of liquid on the tile to see if it beads; if it does, the sealant is OK, but if it's absorbed, the sealant is not working properly.
If you have a stone surface that needs restoration, Sir Grout Chicago is the best choice for you. Our highly trained technicians are ready to provide you with a top-notch and professional hard surface restoration service at a fair price. Call us at (773) 661-6761 or fill out the form below. Find us on Facebook at Sir Grout Chicago, on Twitter @SirGroutChicago, and Instagram @SirGrout. Our specialists look forward to assisting you.