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This Floor in Springfield Has the Brightest Gleam Thanks to Our Stone Polishing Service

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June 30, 2022

A homeowner in Springfield was worried about the impression she gave when people saw the foyer as the stone floor started looking duller by the day. It was already unlikely that the tiniest speck of dirt could slip her sight when she cleaned the pearl-colored tiles, but it'd gotten to a point where the marks were the first thing that caught her attention each time she entered the house. As weeks went by, she'd tried different products to bring back the stone's shine, but nothing seemed to work.

Foyer Floor Before and After a Stone Polishing in Springfield
Knowing that the stone was due for a polishing service, the homeowner started looking for a Springfield Stone Polishing company. She tried asking around her workplace and her neighborhood, but, in the end, a quick online search was all it took her to find the ideal solution. After finding Sir Grout Washington DC Metro and looking through the results in our picture gallery, there was no doubt on her mind that our restoration services were what her floor needed, so she filled out the "Request a Quote" form to ask for an in-home evaluation.

A few days later, our specialists were at the client's house checking the foyer. They saw that the stone floor seemed to be in poor condition and understood the client's concerns. There was no shine left on the stone, and the marks caused by wear and tear were hard to miss as they seemed to spread over most of the floor's surface. Our specialists continued their inspection while asking the client some general questions about her weekly cleaning routine. Among other things, she listed the products she'd used in the weeks leading to the inspection, and our specialists noted that she'd used multiple soap-based cleaners on the floor. That explained how the floor had acquired such a dull appearance.

Our specialists told the client that traditional cleaners cause discoloration and leave the stone's porous surface more vulnerable to etching. The best course of action was to clean the floor thoroughly and polish the stone after going over all the marks. The client immediately requested our polishing services, and our specialists agreed to come back at a later date.

A few days after the inspection, our techs returned as scheduled to work on the restoration. For the first part of the process, they cleaned the floor with a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our stone-safe product removes all the dirt and stains from your floors without causing gradual deterioration. After letting the product sit for a few minutes, our specialists made their way along the stone floor until there was no dirt left on the stone.

It was time to hone the floors. For this, our specialists ran three sets of diamond pads all over the stone surface. As our specialists increased the pads' level of grit, they progressively removed all the etch marks on the stone, leaving the floors with a striking matte finish. Then, they applied polishing powders to reach the desired level of shine. The last step was to apply sealant on the stone, preserving its grain from decay and external elements like water, fungi, soil, etc. Our top-notch sealant not only provides the best protection but also makes cleaning easier and more time-efficient.

The client and her family were thrilled when we showed them the results. They were surprised by how shiny the floors looked, and the homeowner remarked that seeing the stone regain its elegance was a huge relief. They all thanked our specialists and promised to recommend our restoration services to all their friends and family.

Now that the restoration was complete, our specialists had time to share their cleaning recommendations with the client. They told her that pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner are the most effective alternative to bleach and acidic cleaners, making daily chores simpler and safer for homeowners. It's effective against soil, grime, mold, and mildew without using any chemicals that could endanger the people in the vicinity. Stone surfaces can get scratched very easily, so cleaning stains with steel wools and other abrasive tools is not recommended. Our specialists suggested using a mop, a towel, or a terry cloth instead. To prevent the growth of mold, they recommended keeping the floors dry with good ventilation indoors. It also helps to keep an eye on whatever dirt people may be carrying from outside, as there's no way to reduce foot traffic in an area that's connected to many other rooms in the house.

If you want to restore the shine of your stone surfaces without risking their long-term beauty, Sir Grout Washington DC Metro is up to the task. We have the most skilled professionals in Springfield and the most advanced equipment to ensure the best results and save you a lot of stress. You can always call (703) 594-2260 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. And remember to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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