An Amazing Tile Sealing Job Brought this Kitchen Floor in Arlington, VA, Back to Life
January 13, 2017
This homeowner from Arlington, VA, had a beautiful kitchen floor that was unfortunately starting to show signs of wear and tear; the years of heavy foot traffic and improper cleaning had taken its toll. The tiles looked dark and dull, so the homeowner decided to add a little shine by applying a polyurethane sealer. Nonetheless, the sealer had the opposite effect; over time, it made the floor look dingy, and it had recently started to peel off. Her once-beautiful tile floor now had an unattractive appearance.
She started to look for DIY recipes to remove the sealer, but instead of solving the problem, they only made it worse. Things were getting out of hand, and she did not have a clue as to how she could restore her kitchen floor. Also, she did not have money to replace the tiles. Before losing all hope, she turned to Google and searched for a Arlington tile sealing
company. Luckily, she found Sir Grout Washington DC Metro in the top search results; she went through the before and after photos of our previous jobs and read some of our clients' testimonials. She was confident that we could help her solve the problem, so she decided to call us for a free quote and evaluation.
Our client was anxious to hear the evaluation findings. She knew that her tiles were very damaged, but she hoped that there would be a way to restore the beautiful look of her ceramic tile floor without having to replace the tiles. Our Arlington tile sealing experts told the homeowner that the polyurethane sealer had been incorrectly applied. Many homeowners try to save as much money as they can by doing home improvements themselves, but it's always best to leave those tasks in the hands of professionals to prevent disastrous results. The good news was that there indeed was a solution, and it didn't involve replacing the tiles. The kitchen floor could be brought back to life by stripping the polyurethane sealer, thoroughly cleaning the tiles, and then resealing the tiles and grout with a high-quality product.
On the day of the job, the team chemically stripped the polyurethane sealer from the floor, and then they used our proprietary tile and grout cleaner to spruce up the tiles. Following the cleaning process, the team used ColorSeal to protect and recolor the grout lines, which made them match the tiles. Finally, they sealed the entire floor with Tile Armor, which helps protect tiles and grout against stains.
The final result left the homeowner in a state of awe. She could not believe the drastic difference between then and now. The best part was that she didn't have to turn to costly remodeling services! She was so grateful for the team's work and promised to recommend Sir Grout Washington DC Metro to all her friends and neighbors.
However, our team's job was not over just yet. Before they left, they taught our client how to properly maintain her renewed kitchen floor so she could preserve its beauty to the fullest. The first recommendation they gave her was to always use pH-neutral, soapless cleaners; they also advised her to frequently vacuum the floor to remove dirt and debris. Finally, they recommended her to visit our website's Tile and Grout Care Tips section if she needed further information on how to take care of her floor.
If you think your tile surfaces might need to be sealed, contact us today! Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's tile sealing professionals will not only restore your floor, but will also teach you how to prevent any kind of damage from happening again. Call us at (703) 594-2260
or fill out the "Request a Quote" form to set up an appointment for a free evaluation.
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