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This Luxurious Marble Floor Regained its Shine with a Stone Polishing Service in Brentwood

June 30, 2016


Before this homeowner in Brentwood had bought this home, he had already envisioned how every room in his home would look, and that included marble tile floors for his kitchen and living room. He chose marble because of its natural characteristics that have been associated throughout history with elegance, luxury, and opulence. When it was installed, it was given a lovely, polished finish. However, years of foot-traffic and other harmful agents had damaged the stone floor. The marble in the kitchen no longer shimmered, and it had dirty grout lines. The marble in the living room, unfortunately, also had very visible etch marks.



The homeowner wanted to solve the problem quickly, so he used every cleaning product he could find to try to remove the etch marks and discolored grout lines. To his dismay, his efforts had only caused the stone to look even worse. He had tried every possible solution, but he thought that maybe what he actually needed was a professional hard surface restoration service. Luckily, he logged on to Facebook and came across a post that one of his friends had shared about our local Brentwood stone polishing services. After visiting our website and looking at the before and after pictures of jobs we had performed on previously damaged marble floors, he was convinced. He called us, and we gladly scheduled a free evaluation.

Marble is one of the most popular flooring options among homeowners, but most of them are not properly informed on some of its inherent problems. One of these problems is that marble can easily be damaged or corroded by acidic substances, which not only make the stone look dull, but also cause etch marks like the ones in the picture above. Furthermore, when marble is used for areas such as kitchens, they tend to be exposed to acidic spills from substances such as lemon and vinegar, which also harm the stone. However, when properly cared for, its beauty can be preserved for generations.

On the day of the inspection, our team discovered that this homeowner had been using incorrect cleaning products for years, which were responsible for the stone's current appearance. The homeowner was afraid of having to spend a large sum of money on a full renovation. However, our specialists came up with another solution that could renew his marble floor. The team came to the conclusion that the best plan of action was to perform a complete cleaning and polishing service to bring out the stone's shine and restore its natural beauty.



The first step involved treating the stone using a pH-neutral cleaner applied with a state-of-the-art scrubbing system that deep cleans delicate stone surfaces. Once the floor was sparkly clean, it was ready for a new finish. The team used a stone powder and specific buffing tools to remove the etch rings and give the surface a wonderful glossy finish. This process also gave the floor a uniform and smooth finish. The marble floor looked beautiful, and applying ColorSeal on the grout lines was the finishing touch. ColorSeal not only gave the grout lines a beautiful, uniform color, but also ensured that his grout lines would be protected from stains.

The customer was absolutely thrilled with the results. The floor had regained its lovely polished finish and the damage had been undone. We were happy to have saved this homeowner from spending a large sum of money on a full remodel.

If you have marble floors, the best option when it comes to cleaning is to use neutral cleaners, which will not etch the stone. Also, it's important to steer clear of cleaners with soap, which can leave behind soap-scum that easily traps dirt.

Does your stone floor have etch marks? It's possible that you might be using a cleaner with an acidic pH. Our professional stone polishing service can help you recover your floor. If you live in Brentwood or surrounding areas, fill in the form below or call us at (703) 594-2260 for a free evaluation. You can also find us on Facebook at Sir Grout Washington DC Metro, and follow us on Twitter @SGWashingtonDC and Instagram @SirGrout.

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