A Travertine Floor in Springfield Regained Its Beauty Thanks to Our Stone Cleaning Services
May 31, 2022A homeowner in Springfield couldn't stand the sight of his floor after weeks of trying to clean its surface to no avail. Located in one of the most active parts of the house, the travertine floor had lost almost all its charm due to foot traffic, dirt, and soil. There were dark stains all over the tiles, and there was no way to identify the grout's original color due to all the dirt embedded in its pores. There was no way to conceal the problem, so the homeowner decided to ask the assistance of a professional Springfield Stone Cleaning company.
He found Sir Grout Washington DC Metro thanks to a colleague's recommendation, which included enough information to easily reach our website online. Before contacting our specialists, the homeowner checked many parts of our website, like our service list and our picture gallery. Only after having reviewed all our content on stone restoration, he got to our "Request a Quote" form and scheduled an in-home evaluation.
As per his request, our specialists went to his home later that week for the inspection. They immediately recognized the problems on the floor. The tiles were soiled to the point that some of them looked several shades darker, and the grout had absorbed too much grime. When we asked the client to list the products he used during his cleaning routine, he named two soap-based products and nothing else since he didn't try using any new cleaners on the floor after deciding to get professional assistance. While the foot traffic in that part of the house left the floor particularly vulnerable to wear and tear, we suspected that these cleaners had played a big part in the stone's worn-down look. As we told the client, many generic cleaners involve similar formulas, and all of them bring a level of damage that travertine surfaces can't withstand for long. In this case, the pH imbalances in these cleaners had caused discoloration while allowing the absorption of soil and dirt on the unsealed grout.
However, there was a way to restore the floor to its original look. Our specialists explained each step of the process, from our cleaning method to the sealant's installation on the stone and grout. The client agreed with this approach and hired our stone cleaning services.
Our specialists came back a few days later to work on the travertine floor. First, they soaked all its surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner that loosened the dirt stuck to the tiles and the grout. Our product reduces the effort involved in removing embedded soil, grime, and stains from stone surfaces. Moreover, it doesn't cause gradual damage or discoloration, so it's ideal for regular maintenance. Our techs removed all traces of dirt with a high-speed scrubbing machine and checked the grout's condition one more time before sealing.
They applied a coat of ColorSeal to all the grout lines and recolored the grout following the client's preference. Our signature sealant protects the grout pores from external elements, inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew and the absorption of liquids. It also simplifies cleaning because the grout lines stay spotless for a long time regardless of how much wear and tear they're subjected to.
To complete the restoration, our specialists applied Stone Armor to enhance the protection of the tiles and buffed the floor to bring out its new shine. Then, they called the client back so that he could assess the results. He was happy and relieved after he saw that the travertine had recovered its lively color, and the details on the stone were once again in full view. The grout's new look also took his breath away, and he thanked our specialists for providing such thorough results.
Before leaving the client's house, our techs shared some cleaning tips and recommendations. To preserve the beauty of stone surfaces, they recommended using pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Since it has no harsh ingredients that could damage the stone or weaken the sealant, our product is perfect for regular use, removing all kinds of stains in no time. It works best with non-abrasive tools like a towel, a mop, or a terry cloth, saving homeowners the risk of causing scratch marks on the tiles' delicate surface. Lastly, our techs recommended opening the windows and doors a few hours a day to keep good ventilation and prevent the growth of fungi, mold, and mildew. The client thanked our specialists for their advice and promised to recommend Sir Grout Washington DC Metro to more people in Springfield.
Don't settle for a dull floor. Sir Grout Washington DC Metro provides the best stone restoration services to undo the worst effects of wear and tear. We count on the best equipment and the most skilled technicians to ensure satisfying results each and every time. If you want to schedule an in-home evaluation, you can call (703) 594-2260 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.
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