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This Homeowner's Slate Floor Was Revived After a Stone Sealing Service in Fairfax, Virginia

June 14, 2016


Time is the ruthless enemy of every home. No matter what material you use for your home's hard surfaces, they will deteriorate with time and use. On top of that, inadequate maintenance methods and products can worsen their appearance. When planning to give maintenance to a hard surface in your home, it is necessary to check which chemicals are appropriate for your specific situation. Our homeowner had this kind of problem concerning her beautiful hallway's slate floor.


Her slate floor was really eroded due to time and incorrect cleaning products used by the cleaning lady. It was very discolored, stained, and scratched. This appearance got worse with time. The customer felt really frustrated being unable to solve the situation. She had even begun to avoid having gatherings and parties in her house she was really ashamed. One day, while browsing the web looking for suitable solutions, she found Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's Fairfax stone sealing service and immediately contacted us.

Our experts went to the customer's home and performed a diagnosis of the situation and a plan to apply the solution. Since our homeowner's slate floor had been exposed to heavy foot traffic, abrasive cleaners, and inadequate maintenance, they took a very short amount of time to give her a verdict. Our team recommended a stone sealing job to revive the stone tiles in her hallway floor.

They explained that the chemicals the cleaning lady had applied had caused the stains, discoloration, and left the stone exposed to dirt, water, oil, grease, wine, and more. As the stone's nature is porous, all these agents can permeate the unprotected surface and damage the appearance of the stone tile. On top of this, since the hallway is one of the home areas with the heaviest foot traffic, the same non-protected condition together with time had caused the visible scratches.

The homeowner left everything in our trained Fairfax stone sealing professionals' hands, who began the service by applying a stripper in order to remove what was left of the preexisting layer of wax. It was necessary to do a second application to prepare the stone tile for the sealant. They used a deep cleaning procedure, which included the use of a pH-neutral cleaner, a high-speed soft brush vertical scrubber, and vapor steam cleaning. After the stone tiles had been cleaned and dried, they were ready for the stone sealant.

Stone sealants are very important when treating and maintaining stone surfaces. They seal the slate's surface, protecting it from water, oil, dirt and, grease. Stone sealing jobs are perfect to enhance and highlight the beauty of the natural characteristics of the stone while darkening its color, leaving your slate surface glowing like new. For this particular Fairfax stone sealing service, our team of experts applied a high gloss sealant to the slate floor.

Our homeowner was thrilled with the results. Her excitement was noticeable when she was shaking the team's hands with huge gratitude. She expressed how proud she was of her home in that moment, and how she would invite everybody to gatherings and parties in her house. She wanted to show her beautiful slate floor to everyone and would recommend the state-of-the-art service Sir Grout Washington DC Metro had provided her.

If your stone is in need of a renewal, or if your hard surfaces have been damaged due to time and use and you have never sealed your stone surface, this is the right moment to do it. Do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance. You can complete the form below or call us at (703) 594-2260. Find us on Facebook at Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, on Twitter @SGWashingtonDC and on Instagram @SirGrout. We will be glad to assist you.

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