Thanks to Our Stone Polishing Experts in Lincoln Park, This Travertine Floor Has an Amazing New Look
May 17, 2019
Over time, natural stone surfaces can lose their appeal. Stones like travertine, marble, or granite are durable and sturdy but they require proper maintenance in order to keep the surface looking beautiful. Stone polishing is necessary when there is severe damage. This is a procedure whereby professionals use high grade pads to smooth the surface and remove dull spots, scratches, stains, and give the stone a new finish. However, this process requires professional equipment and knowledge in hard surface restoration.
Our next client had a gorgeous travertine floor. When she first moved into the house, the stone looked astonishing and she loved the stylish finish it had. Unfortunately, as time passed, the natural beauty of the stone faded. Black spots, scratches, and stains started to appear on the surface. She was not pleased with the condition of the floor, so she tried using some products a DIY guide she read recommended, but this only caused negative results. After considering her options, she decided to look for professionals. Thankfully, she found our stone polishing service in Lincoln Park, IL
and we were able to give the floor an enhanced new look.
Later, she told us one of her friends recommended Sir Grout Chicago. He said we had done an amazing job in his shower and suggested checking out our website to get more information. She followed his advice and went online to visit our site. She was impressed when she browsed the "Before and After" gallery. The pictures showcased the success of our work and the results we provide our customers. After checking the gallery, she read comments and watched testimonials from previous satisfied clients. The great amount of positive feedback certified us as a leading company in the industry. After going through our website, she was convinced we could help her, so she called us and scheduled a free in-home consultation.
We arrived to begin the evaluation of the surface and to offer the most effective solution for its restoration. After a brief introduction, we proceeded with the assessment. We noticed the damage on the travertine tiles. The stone suffered from heavy wear and tear and the tiles had a lackluster appearance. We also spotted stains and scratches. We told the owner that improper cleaning methods and using products with harsh properties caused more harm. The natural composition of this material is highly susceptible requires proper maintenance. When these blemishes affect the surface, it is necessary to perform a professional process for full restoration.
We proposed a stone polishing service to remove all the damage and give the travertine a new finish. We assured the owner her floor would have a completely revamped look when we were finished. After our assessment, she was convinced we could restore the surface, so she decided to hire us.
On the appointed date, we returned to our client's house to begin the restoration of the floor. First, we cleaned the surface using our exclusive stone-safe cleaning solution and a high-speed scrubber. This product won't cause any damage to the stone because it doesn't leave any residue. Additionally, our cleaner has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi for up to a week after application. When the floor was no longer dirty, we performed all the necessary repairs on the grout lines. For the following step, we needed to address the damage the travertine suffered over the years. We could achieve this with our high-end honing pads.
We ran three sets, each with increasing levels of grit. We continued grinding until all the blemishes were gone. To give the floor a new finish, we needed to polish the stone. For this purpose, we continued grinding, using a series of abrasive materials and our special powders until we achieved the desired finish. After that, we applied our exclusive ColorSeal on the grout lines. This high-quality sealant blocks the absorption of water and wards off damages from dirt, grime, and all other harmful external agents. It comes in a wide range of colors. Here we used a color that matched the travertine tiles.
We finished restoring the surface and renewed the travertine. We invited our client so see for herself what we accomplished. When the owner saw the floor, she was amazed because all the damage was gone. The travertine tiles looked fantastic. The owner was happy with our job and said that our performance had gone beyond her expectations. After thanking us, she stated that she would recommend Sir Grout Chicago to her friends, family, and neighbors.
Before leaving, we gave our client some suggestions for safer and more effective maintenance. We recommended cleaning the surfaces 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. It now has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. It is also important to keep the floor as dry as possible. Spills shouldn't be left lingering for long periods of time. Remove them immediately using a towel or a terry cloth. We don't recommend using abrasive tools like steel wools because they can scratch the marble tiles. When scrubbing the surface, excessive force is not necessary after our sealant is applied. Regular cleaning routines will require minimal effort. To prevent damages, we advised him to avoid using soap-based or acidic cleaners. These products contain harsh agents that can deteriorate the stone. They produce negative and can cause dull spots to appear on the tiles.
Sir Grout Chicago's certified experts can give your unsightly natural stone floor an amazing new look. We have superior stone polishing processes that can revitalize your surface in just one day. Our experienced and qualified professionals will make your stone surface beautiful once again. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have effective and reliable solutions at your disposal. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (773) 661-6761
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