A Stone Polishing in Langhorne, PA is Exactly What This Marble Floor Needed to Regain its Former Shine
September 10, 2020
Marble can give a unique and beautiful appearance to any room. Not only is this type of stone completely natural, it's also resistant to scratching, chipping, and cracking. However, marble should be sealed regularly depending on where it has been installed. In bathrooms, for example, this stone will often come into contact with external agents that could cause it to etch and stain. Removing these blemishes isn't an easy task and, in most cases, it's necessary to contact professionals to have the surface restored.
That was the case for a homeowner in Langhorne, PA. After years of coming into contact with several personal hygiene products and moisture, the marble floor in her bathroom had become dull and etched. She tried removing the damage with several cleaning products and methods, but none of them yielded the results she was hoping for. Frustrated, she went online to look for advice. After she browsed the net for a while, she came across a forum where several people had experienced similar problems.
Based on their experience, most users suggested contacting a stone polishing professional to restore the surface. With this in mind, the homeowner decided to search for Langhorne Stone Polishing
experts. She found our website in the top search results. On our site, she watched several video testimonials from satisfied customers. Having learned that Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ was a reputable company, she called to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Our crew visited the client's home on the scheduled day to assess the floor. After greeting them, the customer guided our team to the bathroom. When they finished inspecting the surface, our techs determined that the etches and stains on the slate deck were most likely a byproduct of chemical damage. Confused, the homeowner asked them for more details. Our specialist explained that even though marble is resistant to mildly acidic substances, continuous exposure to them can cause it to discolor and etch over time. Despite looking like stains, etch marks can be much more problematic. They damage the stone at a surface level, making it necessary to hone the stone to remove them.
After the brief explanation, the homeowner understood why her efforts hadn't worked. Concerned, she asked our crew if they could do anything to restore the surface. They offered the client a stone honing and polishing service accompanied by a sealing procedure. Before agreeing to the service, the client asked our experts if they could also take a look at the ceramic floor in her kitchen. The floor had dirty tiles and grout lines, but the damage wasn't severe. Our techs explained that the floor only needed a thorough cleaning, but they also suggested sealing the grout lines to protect them long-term. To do this, they would use ColorSeal. The customer agreed to both services and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
Our techs went back to the client's home on the scheduled day to perform the service. They began by soaking the bathroom floor with a pH-neutral cleaner that's safe for stone tile and grout. This cleaner also contains properties that help inhibit the growth of common household bacteria, mold, and mildew. After most of the dirt came loose, they used a high-speed scrubber to extract the remaining dirt from the surface.
When they finished cleaning, they honed the marble surface with low and mid-grit diamond pads to remove the etch marks and scratches. Next, they polished the floor to give it a nice, glossy finish. To finish restoring the bathroom floor, our techs dried the marble surface and coated it with Stone Armor. On top of protecting it against harmful external agents, this impregnating sealant is formulated to highlight and enhance the beauty and character of any natural stone.
Once they finished restoring the bathroom floor, our professionals moved to the kitchen. They cleaned the ceramic surface using our proprietary cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. They also used a steam cleaner on the areas that proved more difficult to clean. Next they coated the grout lines with our flagship sealant ColorSeal. This is an acrylic-based sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting it against water, spills, stains, dirt, mold, and mildew. It also comes in a variety of colors. The client chose white to match the tiles.
The client was amazed by the outcome. Our experts had completely renewed the appearance of the marble and ceramic floors. The homeowner thanked our techs for a job well done and said she would recommend Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ to her family and friends.
Before leaving, our experts gave the customer some care tips to keep the surfaces in good condition. They first recommended cleaning the floors with a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. Unlike most household products, this cleaning solution won't damage stone or ceramic tile nor leave any residue behind. They also suggested keeping both surfaces as dry as possible. This step is key to prolonging the lifespan of the sealant on both floors.
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