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Our Chicago Stone Polishing Experts Achieved Incredible Results on This Bathroom Floor and Brought Back its Luster

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December 06, 2018

Natural stones like marble or granite can have a glossy finish upon installation. This shine is a natural property of the stone and can give any surface a luxurious and elegant look. However, daily wear and tear slowly degrade the stone, making its luster disappear. These types of rocks are also vulnerable to harsh chemical substances. Products with these properties produce dull spots and stains on the surface. These unsightly blemishes take away the charm of the natural stone. A special stone polishing process is necessary when these damages occur. With a polished finish, the stone becomes highly reflective and displays its vibrant natural colors. This task, however, requires high-end equipment and special products, as well as knowledge in hard surface restoration.

Before and after Picture of This Stone Polishing Service Done to This Bathroom Floor in Chicago
Our next client, a housewife from the River North neighborhood, had a beautiful natural stone floor in her bathroom. Over the years, the bathroom received heavy wear and tear. Because of this, the stone began to look dull and unappealing. The owner tried everything to improve the condition of the floor, but nothing seemed to work. When she used vinegar and ammonia, she only saw negative results. This led her to ask one of her friends for advice. Fortunately, her friend recommended our stone polishing service in Chicago, IL because we had done an excellent job on his travertine countertops. He advised her to visit our website to get more information.

As her friend suggested, she went online to check out our site. As she browsed the homepage, the picture gallery got her attention. The pictures displayed the results we provide our customers and the high-quality of our processes. After going through the pictures, she read testimonials from previous satisfied customers. The positive feedback we receive everyday certifies us as leading experts in the industry. After thoroughly checking our website, she was convinced we could help her, so she called us and requested a free in-home consultation.

We arrived at her house a couple of days later for the evaluation of the floor and to offer the most effective solution for the restoration. After greeting the owner, we proceeded with the assessment. As we began the inspection, we noticed the stone was dull and had lost its shine. We told the owner that using products with harsh chemical properties had only caused more damage to the floor. As we continued the evaluation, we learned the surface was unsealed. We explained that the natural stone could absorb any liquid easily and it would be vulnerable to degradation. After we finished the assessment, we informed the owner that her bathroom's floor needed our special process for full restoration.

We offered a stone polishing service to bring back the shine to the floor and remove all the damage it had suffered over the years. For this procedure we would use stone-safe products and high-end honing pads. We assured the owner the entire surface would look gorgeous when we were finished. After hearing our proposal, she decided to hire us and agreed to set up a date for the job.

Before and after Picture of This Bathroom Floor Restored after a Stone Polishing Service in Chicago
On the scheduled date, we returned to begin the restoration of the bathroom's floor. Our stone polishing process requires special equipment and the most efficient methods. It consists of several steps. We started by cleaning the floor using a stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product now has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. When the surface was no longer dirty, we were ready for the next step. Before polishing, we needed to hone the stone, so we prepared our honing pads and ran three sets, each with increased levels of grit. We grinded until all the damage was completely removed. After that, we were ready for the polishing process.

To polish the stone and achieve the requested finish, we increased the level of grit and grinded using abrasive materials and special powders. This gave the floor the glossy appearance the owner desired. We continued by sealing the stone with our top-notch Stone Armor. This sealant protects the stone from the wear and tear of heavy, daily use. It will ward off damages from all sorts of liquids, reducing deterioration signs, such as stains, discoloration, and etching. It also improves the stone with a beautiful new look.

When we finished all the steps, the bathroom's floor had been fully revitalized. We showed our client the results of our work. She was very happy to see her bathroom's floor looked completely different. All the blemishes were gone and the stone had an astonishing gloss. Our performance had gone beyond her expectations and she stated that from that point on, Sir Grout Chicago would be her company of choice for any hard surface restoration she might need in the future. After thanking us, the owner said she would certainly recommend our services to all her friends, family, and neighbors.

Before leaving, as we always do with all our clients, we gave the owner some suggestions to perform safer and more effective maintenance. We recommended setting up a weekly cleaning routine using only pH-neutral soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't leave residue and won't cause any damage to the stone. Furthermore, it now has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets.

We do not recommend using soap-based or acidic cleaners. These products contain harsh agents that can deteriorate the natural stone tiles. They produce negative effects on the stone that can spoil the appearance of the floor. Moreover, these cleaners leave residue that causes damage to the grout lines and can discolor or even break them. This can lead to more severe issues and structural problems. Additionally, the stone needs periodical sealing. If the tiles are unsealed, they will be exposed to all sorts of external agents, like cleaner and soap residue. Make sure the surface is protected by checking the sealant. To do this, pour a few drops of water on the tiles. If the stone absorbs the liquid, then it needs sealing.

As you can see, it is possible to restore your dull and damaged natural stone surface and bring back its shine with Sir Grout Chicago's professional help. Our stone polishing process is the most effective solution you can find. We provide experienced and qualified assistance that will make your natural stone alluring once again. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have top of the line services at your disposal. Don't hesitate contacting us by calling (773) 661-6761 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. We will attend you gladly. Also, keep up to date with our latest info and promotions by subscribing to our newsletter.

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