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Our Oak Park Tile Sealing Experts Successfully Restored This Natural Stone Shower

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September 14, 2020

A resident from Oak Park, IL contacted Sir Grout Chicago because he wanted to improve the condition of his natural stone shower. After years of daily use, the surface looked dirty, stained, and run-down. Despite his regular cleaning routines, the problems persisted. Determined to solve the issues as soon as possible, the owner tried some DIY methods he found online. Unfortunately, nothing worked.

Picture of a Floor Before and After a Tile Sealing in Oak Park, IL
Frustrated by the negative outcome, he decided to hire professionals. As he was searching for a hard surface restoration company, one of his friends told him about Sir Grout Chicago. She was a loyal customer and immediately recommended our Oak Park Tile Sealing service, saying we had done an incredible job in her house. To get more information about us, the owner went online to visit our website. After thoroughly browsing our picture gallery, and reading the positive reviews we have received, he was convinced we were the best option. He called us, explained the problem, and asked for a free assessment.

Following the owner's request, we arrived to perform the in-home consultation. We immediately noticed the natural stone floor was badly discolored, and the grout lines had accumulated dirt, grime, and soap residue. The seams were in poor condition as well. Because of this, the surface had an unsanitary appearance. As the evaluation continued, we learned the grout needed sealing. We explained that this component can easily absorb external agents.

Image of a Dirty Shower Before and After a Tile Sealing in Oak Park,IL
To prevent damages and deterioration, it's necessary to keep the surface fully sealed. When we finished the assessment, we concluded that regular cleaning methods wouldn't provide an effective solution. This job required Sir Grout's professional process and high-end equipment. We proposed a tile sealing service to remove the damage and improve the shower with a revamped appearance. The owner was happy with the offer, so he hired us, and we set up a date for the job.

We returned to our client's house as scheduled, ready to restore the natural stone shower. For the first step of the job, we cleaned the surface using our exclusive cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our pH-neutral product doesn't leave a residue and it won't cause any damage to the stone. It effectively loosens the soiling and our machine scrubs it out. Since the floor suffered heavy discoloration, we needed to hone the stone. For this task, we used three high-end honing pads, each with an increased level of grit. We continued this process until we removed the embedded damage. Once the surface was spotless, we repaired the grout lines using professional diamond saws. We thoroughly worked on the entire surface and fixed all the issues.

Picture of a Shower Floor Before and After a Tile Sealing in Oak Park, IL
For the following step, we addressed the seams. To ensure optimal results, we replaced the old caulk with a resilient epoxy solution. Unlike regular grout or caulk, this product isn't porous and offers many benefits. It is ideal for showers because it is resistant to mold and mildew. To finish the job, we sealed the grout lines using Sir Grout's ColorSeal. Our top of the line sealant provides unmatched protection. It wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents, reducing deterioration from daily use. ColorSeal also gives the grout a uniform color, greatly improving the surface. It comes in a wide range of colors, allowing the owner to match the tiles with the grout. When the sealant dried, the restoration had been successful and the natural stone shower looked amazing.

Our client was beyond thrilled with the results of our tile sealing process. He was very happy because the job had been fast, efficient, and effective. After thanking us, he said our performance surpassed all his expectations and assured us he would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to everyone.

Showers receive constant use. Over time, this heavy wear and tear can lead to deterioration and damages. Following our recommendations is the best way to keep these challenging surfaces in top condition. We suggested setting a regular cleaning routine. Perform this chore using only soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is easy to use and it's made with high-quality ingredients. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. We don't recommend soap-based cleaners and substances with acidic properties. These products contain agents that can harm the stone and leave a foam that can produce discoloration.

Mold and mildew can become a threat in damp areas. These fungi are troublesome and pose a health hazard for everyone in the house. To prevent this problem, we recommended keeping the area well-ventilated and dry. Allow the moisture to flow freely by leaving the door ajar or a window open, and always dry the surface using a squeegee, a towel, or a terry cloth rag. Squeegeeing after using the shower is also one of the best ways to reduce the accumulation of dirt.

As you can see in the before and after pictures, Sir Grout Chicago's tile sealing process offers remarkable results. With our professional assistance, restoring your old shower can be easy and fast. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing countless satisfied customers effective and reliable solutions. To contact us, call (773) 923-2084 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. Please don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.

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