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Thanks to a Masterful Stone Polishing Job in Chicago, This Damaged Natural Stone Floor Now Boasts a Beautiful Shine

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March 12, 2020

A newlywed couple from Chicago was moving into their new apartment in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The place was perfect for them and they loved everything about the property, but they were not happy with the condition of the natural stone floor. The surface had a lackluster appearance. This was a big issue for them because they wanted a shiny floor. The couple searched for a quick solution and tried some DIY cleaning routines they found online. Unfortunately, nothing worked. Despite their best efforts, they saw no improvements on the surface. After discussing and considering their options, they decided to hire professionals. The couple went online and searched for a Chicago Stone Polishing service. The top results led them to Sir Grout Chicago. After thoroughly browsing our website, they were convinced we could help them. They filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free in-home consultation.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Polishing Service in Chicago, IL.
Shortly after their request, we arrived to assess the condition of the floor. The couple was expecting us, so we began the inspection immediately. We noticed the floor looked dull and unappealing. We explained that natural stones can lose their shine due to wear and tear. Harsh cleaning products or acidic substances can also harm the surface, producing a negative effect known as etching. This problem causes dull spots and occurs when liquids or spills dry on the stone. After finishing the evaluation, we concluded that regular cleaning methods wouldn't provide an effective solution. The restoration required Sir Grout's hard surface expertise and our professional process. We offered a stone polishing service to bring back the beauty of the stone and give the surface a new finish. The couple was pleased with our proposal and decided to set up a date for the job.

As scheduled, we returned to our clients' apartment ready to perform the stone polishing job. Our restoration process follows a series of steps and requires top of the line equipment. We began by cleaning the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage and offers many other benefits. When the floor was completely clean, we prepared our diamond pads to begin the honing process. We ran three sets, grinding with increased levels of grit until there was no sign of deterioration.

After honing, polishing is necessary to give the stone a new finish. The couple wanted a glossy surface. To achieve this level of shine, we ground using a series of abrasive materials and special powders. We continued this process until the stone had the desired gloss. When we finished all the steps, the floor had a gorgeous reflection.

Our clients were very happy with the results. They loved the beautiful new shine of the natural stone surface. The couple was pleased because the job had been fast and cost-effective. After thanking us, they assured us they would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to their friends, family, and neighbors.

Natural stone floors are stylish and durable, but these surfaces require proper maintenance and care. Following Sir Grout's recommendations is the best way to prevent damage and deterioration. We recommended setting up a weekly cleaning routine. For optimal results, use only pH-neutral soap-free products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is made with high-quality ingredients that don't leave a residue. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances with acidic properties. These products contain harsh agents that can harm the stone. Apply the cleaning solution with a clean mop and let the floor dry completely before entering the room again. Keep children and pets away from the wet surface.

To prevent staining and deterioration, it's necessary to keep the surface dry and free of dirt. Wipe any spill immediately using a paper towel or an absorbent cloth. Don't let the liquid dry on the floor. Avoid using abrasive tools like steel wools because they can scratch the stone. To minimize the accumulation of dirt, place a doormat near exterior doors. Make sure to shake the mat frequently to remove tracked dirt.
As you can see in the before and after pictures, Sir Grout Chicago provides excellent results. It is possible to give your damaged natural stone floor a brand-new shine with our professional assistance. With our top of the line stone polishing service, our qualified technicians can revitalize and enhance any stone surface. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience and reliable solutions at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (773) 923-2084 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. Please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to receive our latest info and promotions.

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