Our Huntingdon Valley Hard Surface Restoration Services Bring the Appeal of This Terracotta Floor to Its Full Potential
November 10, 2021It's common for homeowners to keep terracotta pieces in many parts of a house. This surface has a unique touch that few materials can replicate, especially when used on a large unit's floor. Years before, this Huntingdon Valley homeowner had installed beautiful terracotta flooring on the area that led to his home's backyard. He contacted Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ soon after he noticed signs of damage on the terracotta surface, and we made his floors look brand new with the best Huntingdon Valley Hard Surface Restoration Services.
The homeowner started worrying when stains remained stubbornly fixed to his terracotta tiles. He'd been able to deal with the problem in the past, but it had reached a point where the marks persisted through rounds of vigorous scrubbing. He also noticed that the surface looked dull as its deep red tone started to fade under stains that often spanned several tiles. After trying the cleaning methods he was familiar with, the homeowner had no point of reference to deal with the problem, so he decided to ask for professional assistance. He found Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ on his first Google search and was immediately amazed by the results, so he filled out our "Request a Quote" form to request an in-home evaluation.
On the day of the inspection, our specialists toured the whole room while checking for damage on the tiles and the grout. They saw that the floor had absorbed a lot of moisture, which isn't surprising given terracotta's relatively porous surface. The fact that the floor was adjacent to the outdoor area also played a part, with the tiles receiving much of the dirt people treaded from the yard. Upon a closer look, our techs realized that the sealant had worn off, prompting the grout's quick deterioration. We cleared up all the client's questions and explained our restoration process. In short, the floor had to be deeply cleaned and sealed with our professional equipment. The grout needed sealing in order to prevent soil from seeping into the grout lines.
Following the client's request, we came back to the house and began the restoration of the floor. First, our specialists applied a soapless cleaner on the surface and let it sit long enough for the residue to grow loose. At this point, they used a high-speed scrubber to remove all the dirt, moisture, and soil from the floor, including the grout lines and joints on the corners. The top-grade ingredients in our pH-neutral cleaner left the surface free of stains without wearing down the surface.
When it was time to seal the grout, our team fixed the damaged portions of the grout before applying a coat of ColorSeal. Our flagship sealant wards off water, grime, and fungi, making cleaning more efficient and preserving the grout's visual appeal. When we were done with the restoration process, we called the client back to see the results.
The whole floor looked stunning, and the client was delighted with the achieved results. He wanted to preserve these results, so we were happy to share some tips with him when he asked for additional cleaning advice. Terracotta floors should be cleaned at least once a week, so we recommended using pH-neutral cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to keep this schedule without causing gradual damage on the surface. Our product inhibits the growth of harmful microorganisms and wipes out all kinds of stains without harming hard surfaces or, more importantly, the people nearby. It's 100% free of harmful ingredients so that you can ensure safer cleaning practices and better results. To avoid scratching the surface, we suggested using a mop or a terry cloth in the areas that needed scrubbing. Fresh air is an ideal solution to keep the surfaces dry, so the floor's location could be an asset. Still, we recommended setting a mat to prevent dirt buildup, as it could be tricky to control the amount of dirt and dust that slipped into the house.
Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ guarantees the best restoration services to preserve the traits of your surfaces. We have the necessary products and equipment to make your floors and other pieces of your property stay clean and sturdy in the long run. Contact our specialists by calling (215) 450-5763 or filling out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions. Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ is here to guarantee the highest quality and the most amazing results.
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