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A Travertine Floor in Beaufort Regains All Its Splendor Thanks to Our Stone Cleaning Crew

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June 30, 2022

A homeowner in Beaufort had a beautiful travertine floor that really made his bathroom stand out. Sadly, there was enough dirt on the floor to darken the tiles and take over the grout. For weeks, the homeowner had tried multiple cleaning products hoping to remove at least some of the stains, but nothing seemed to get the soil and dirt off the floor. After almost a month without making any progress, the homeowner contacted Sir Grout of the Lowcountry to ask about our stone cleaning in Beaufort.

Travertine Bathroom Floor Before and After a Stone Cleaning in Beaufort
He had heard about our restoration services in the past, but he'd never had problems cleaning his stone floors before. The homeowner wanted to learn more about what said restoration entailed, so he checked most of our website's content, from our clients' reviews to our picture gallery. Satisfied with his results, he filled out the "Request a Quote" form to ask for an in-home evaluation.

On the day of the appointment, our specialists went to the client's house to check the bathroom floor. They saw marks all over the travertine surface and, after a closer look, found soil embedded in the tiles. They also inspected the grout, noting the layer of dirt that covered nearly all the grout lines. After checking the products that the client had used during his cleaning routine, our specialists explained that many store-bought cleaning products are harmful to travertine surfaces, causing discoloration and enabling the absorption of water and other external elements. The best course of action was to clean the whole floor, polish the stone tiles to remove the marks on the tiles, and seal the grout after getting rid of all the embedded dirt. The client was happy with this approach and scheduled a new appointment for the restoration.

Travertine Floor Before and After a Stone Cleaning in Beaufort
A few days later, our crew returned to his home with the necessary equipment for the job. They started by applying a coat of pH-neutral cleaner on the floor and cleaned all the dirt with the help of a high-speed scrubber. Our stone-safe cleaner quickly removes all kinds of stains without any of the risks caused by harsh chemical products. When our specialists were done, the travertine tiles had a lighter color now that no large stains were covering the stone.

For the next step, our specialists honed the stone using three sets of diamond pads, increasing the level of grit to eliminate all the etch marks on the tiles progressively. Then, they applied special polishing powders to make the stone go from a matte finish to the desired level of shine.

Lastly, our specialists started applying the sealant to protect the floor's newly restored surface. They used a coat of ColorSeal on the grout lines to make them match the travertine's beige shade. Our sealant doesn't stop at improving the grout's look; it also wards off water, soil, mold, mildew, and other external elements to keep the grout clean and spotless for months, no matter how much foot traffic you get throughout the day.

After applying a stone sealant and buffing the floors, our specialists called the client back into the bathroom, and he was delighted by what he found. The floor looked like never before, and all the details on the stone looked vivid against the room's lighting. The grout also helped make the floors look more elegant and brand new. Needless to say, the client was very satisfied with our methods.

Our specialists always offer additional cleaning pointers at the end of each job, and this was no exception. First, they recommended using only pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to clean natural stone surfaces. Our product guarantees the best results and preserves the stone's shine for a long time. It doesn't wear down the sealant and provides a thorough cleaning without releasing toxic fumes into the air. Our specialists also reminded the client to keep the floors dry, keeping an eye out for wet spots that could later result in mold and mildew. Opening the windows a few hours a day is a good way to prevent moisture buildup. When it comes to cleaning tools, our specialists recommended using a mop, a towel, or a terry cloth to wipe any stains and liquids on the floor without scratching the stone. The client welcomed all of our advice and promised to recommend our services to everyone he knew in Beaufort.

If you have a natural stone surface and don't know how to make the most of it, you can trust Sir Grout of the Lowcountry to provide a solution. Whether you're dealing with embedded soil or cracks on your grout, our restoration services will bring back your floor's beauty and preserve your surfaces for a long time. Feel free to call (843) 640-5544 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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