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This Marble Floor in Chicago Looks Spotless Thanks to Our Stone Cleaning Crew

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April 28, 2022

Natural stone surfaces are an asset to any home. They make a room look more sophisticated, adding character and elegance. Unfortunately, the stone's mildly porous surface also makes cleaning more complicated, and homeowners can't fully prevent liquids and soil from slipping into parts of a floor. In a matter of weeks, a homeowner in Chicago had grown painfully familiar with these problems. His bathroom floor was made of tumbled marble, and cleaning the stains had turned into an impossible feat. There was no way to reduce the amount of foot traffic in the area. The result was dark marks lining the floor tiles, with soil and grime firmly stuck in between.

Tumbled Marble Floor Before and After a Stone Cleaning in Chicago
The homeowner didn't wait for things to get worse before looking for professional assistance. It was not long before he found Sir Grout Chicago online, and a quick look into our content showed him the quality of our services. He decided to trust our Chicago Stone Cleaning specialists and filled out the "Request a Quote" form to ask for an in-home evaluation.

On the scheduled date, our crew went to the client's home to look at his floor. They conducted a thorough inspection to make sure there was no lasting damage on the stone and checked the grout lines for cracks. Basically, the floor had absorbed a lot of water and soil, probably from spills and foot traffic. No part of his surface was fully spotless, with some stains being darker and broader than others. As our specialists explained, this is a common occurrence when homeowners use soap-based formulas for their regular cleaning. The floor was unsealed, so there was nothing keeping grime and other external elements from seeping into the stone and the grout pores. We told the client that our special equipment could get rid of all the stains, followed by a thorough honing and sealing service to preserve the marble's luster later on. After listening to our explanation, the client scheduled a new appointment for the restoration.

So, our techs came back a few days later and set out to work as soon as they arrived. For the first part of the process, they cleaned the floor's surface with a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our stone-safe cleaner helps detach all the dirt stuck to your hard surfaces without effort. More importantly, it doesn't cause discoloration, nor does it damage natural stone when used in a regular cleaning schedule.

Our specialists scrubbed off the loosened dirt from the stone and the grout. Then, they applied Sir Grout's flagship sealant on the grout lines. Our ColorSeal wards off water, grime, mold, and mildew while preserving the grout lines against wear and tear. It's the best way to make your grout look better and your cleaning routine run more smoothly. When they were done with this step, the grout's color perfectly matched the marble surface.

Once there was no residue left on the floor, our techs started honing. For this, they ran three sets of diamond pads, each with an increased level of grit. They progressively increased the level of grit until there were no marks on the floor. When every part of the floor had acquired the desired level of luster, our techs were ready to seal the rest of the floor.

For this, they applied a coat of Stone Armor and buffed the floor one last time to enhance its beauty. We showed the client the result, and he was amazed. The marble looked pristine, without a spec of dirt in sight, and he couldn't be happier. After thanking our specialists, he promised to recommend our services to everyone he knew in Chicago. Now that they had completed the floor's restoration, our specialists had time to share some cleaning tips with the client. They recommended cleaning the floor with pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.

Our product combines high-quality ingredients to clean dirt and liquids without wearing down hard surfaces. It's also free of chemical fumes, so people can use it without worrying about causing harm to themselves or others. Tumbled marble can be vulnerable to scratches, so it's best to avoid steel wools and other abrasive tools. Instead, our specialists suggested using mops, a clean towel, or a terry cloth. Their last recommendation was to open windows and doors from time to time to keep the air from growing stagnant and, in turn, prevent the accumulation of moisture on the corners and other parts of the floor.

If you want the best restoration services for your stone surfaces, don't hesitate to contact Sir Grout Chicago. Our specialists are always ready to provide the most thorough cleaning, honing, and sealing services to make your floors look better than ever. You can always call (773) 661-6761 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation, and we won't keep you waiting. Also, remember to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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