Natural Stone Floor is Revived by Beaufort Stone Polishing Masters
January 02, 2022Because of its durability and beauty, marble is one of the most preferred materials for kitchen floors. This long-lasting natural stone comes in a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures. The majority of people like a polished finish for their marble surfaces, but they frequently miss the fact that polished marble requires regular upkeep to maintain its shiny appearance.
A homeowner in Beaufort, SC, chose marble for her kitchen floor because she wanted to add an air of luxury. The surfaces were very glossy when they were first installed, but she noticed that the natural stone progressively lost its brilliance over time. Frustrated, she told the housekeeper to use store-bought products to try to restore the floor's former brilliance. Regrettably, this just served to exacerbate the situation.
The homeowner sought professional assistance because she was not sure what to do. On the internet, she looked for Beaufort Stone Polishing companies and found Sir Grout of the Lowcountry on the top search results. After seeing our picture gallery of a few restoration jobs we had previously accomplished, she called us to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
Our professionals came to the client's home a few days later to evaluate the surface. Our technicians noticed that the marble surfaces were not as sparkling as they should have been when they entered the kitchen. In addition, the whole surface looked extensively etched and discolored. When they quizzed the homeowner about her cleaning procedures, she acknowledged having used acidic chemicals. One of the products was an acid-based floor cleaner. Our team was able to better understand why the surfaces were the way they were as a result of this.
In marble, natural crystals can be found. The natural stone takes on a gleam as these crystals reflect light. Chemicals in most over-the-counter and acidic cleaners dull, scrape, and even discolor these crystals, preventing them from reflecting light.
The consequences of employing the incorrect cleaner were devastating, until Sir Grout of the Lowcountry came to the rescue. To restore the marble floor to its former brilliance, our experts offered a stone polishing service. They also offered to apply our sealer to the entire floor. The client approved the offer and set a deadline for the project.
A few days later, our crew came to the client's home to begin the repair process. With a pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber, they thoroughly cleaned both surfaces. Mold and mildew are kept at bay by the properties of this cleaner. The floor was next honed using a low grit diamond pad to remove all etch marks, and the grit was gradually increased to smooth out the stone surfaces.
Following that, the marble surfaces needed to be polished. Our technicians did this by refinishing the stone with a low-speed buffer until it regained its shine. Our professionals finished the job by sealing the surface with ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. This solution keeps water, grime, soap, cosmetics, and other hazardous exterior factors away.
When the job was completed, our crew showed the homeowner the results. She was happy with the cleanliness of her floor. The marble's dull and etched appearance had vanished. She praised our technicians' work and mentioned that she would recommend Sir Grout of the Lowcountry to anyone who needed hard surface restoration.
Our technicians gave the customer some tips on how to keep the natural stone surfaces in good condition before leaving. They advised her to stay away from acidic cleaners and homemade recipes. Instead, they advised cleaning the floor once a week with Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner, which is pH-neutral and stone-safe. Our product will also help to extend the life of the sealant. Excess moisture and grime should also be cleared away to avoid stains and scratches. Our team also emphasized to the client the importance of proper maintenance. Hiring professionals on a regular basis is the simplest way to avoid serious harm and high costs.
Constant maintenance is essential if you want to maintain your natural stone looking fresh. We have the appropriate tools and expertise at Sir Grout of the Lowcountry to ensure the well-being of your natural stone surfaces. For a free in-home consultation, call (843) 640-5544 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter if you want to stay up to speed on our latest news and promotions.
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